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Where there's fire, there's smoke
October 1, 2003

Did you read the headline closely? If so, you should have noticed that it’s "reversed." The proper cliché, if there is such a thing, is "Where there's...

New type of school bus has great potential
September 1, 2003

Now that the nation’s fleet of 450,000 school buses is again embracing the challenge of transporting 24 million children to and from school each day, ...

The Old and New in School Bus Mirror Systems
August 1, 2003

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, and failure to use or adjust them properly can have tragic consequences. Of course, proper mirror usa...

Dangerous roof weld defects found in Carpenter school buses
June 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The School Bus Information Council (SBIC) issued a warning to school bus operators to examine buses in their fleets manufactured by...

Awareness and Preparedness Beat Terrorism
June 1, 2003

In 1976, three armed men hijacked a school bus carrying 26 students in Chowchilla, Calif. After transferring the children and driver into two vans and...

The Race for Better Stopping Performance
April 1, 2003

Brake performance isn’t a big conversation starter for most bus-fleet owners, but that could change when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr...

Getting a Fix on Stranded Students
March 1, 2003

For no apparent reason, a rash of incidents involving children being left on school buses has been reported across the country in the first few months...

NTSB releases documents in Omaha crash
March 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has made public more than 800 pages of investigative documents on the Oct. 13, ...

A gut feeling worth sharing
March 1, 2003

Recently, I was visiting family in another state, and I was driving through a neighborhood at about 8 a.m. when I noticed a school bus coming toward m...

Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

What we learned from the Columbia disaster
March 1, 2003

Yes, this is rocket science. I’m talking about the Feb. 1 crash of the Columbia space shuttle. The disaster resulted in the loss of seven lives and br...

Industry News
February 1, 2003

Dramatic rescue credited to a combination of training, instincts

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — On Feb. 8, 2002, at around 7 a.m., a Mercedes sed...

North Carolina deploys 13 buses with lap/shoulder belt systems
February 1, 2003

RALEIGH, N.C. — A program that could shed some light on the practicality and effectiveness of lap/shoulder belt systems in large school buses is u...

Safe Technology, the Evolution of a Modern School Bus
February 1, 2003

School bus seats, frames, interiors, crash test dummies and roll over cages are all connected to computerized sensors, recording thousands of bytes of...

How to Drive Safely in Mountainous Terrain
February 1, 2003

Mountain driving. The term conjures images of a cruise through beautiful mountains and rich forests so rugged that only mountain men had set foot in t...

Ohio Department of Education, Pupil Transportation
January 1, 2003

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Forming a Community Task Force
December 1, 2002
In Chattanooga, Tenn., the Hamilton County School District, First Student Inc., several independent contract drivers and local authorities have joined...
Asthma and Allergy Concerns
December 1, 2002
Many schoolchildren with asthma or allergies depend on prescribed medications. In the case of a severe attack, it can be critical that these students ...
Feds Push for Greater School Travel Safety
December 1, 2002
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched “Moving Kids Safely,” a campaign that addresses safety concerns associated with u...
Odd Stepwell Cited in Workers’ Comp Case
December 1, 2002

CASE GRAYSON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND FRANKLIN INSURANCE CO. v. DORIS GAYE CORNETT VENUE Court of Appeals of Virginia, decided Nov. 26, 2002 SU...

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