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<p>Cheryl Wolf is a special-needs transportation consultant based in Lafayette, Indiana. She is also a member of <em>School Bus Fleet</em>&rsquo;s editorial advisory board. She can be reached at <em><a href="mailto:cwolf22@comcast.net" target="_blank">cwolf22@comcast.net</a></em>.</p>

Special Needs Transportation

Bolstering specialized training for school bus drivers

More districts are including cross training among drivers of both general-education and special-needs students. This will enable them to step into a different bus situation and transport all students in their care safely.

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Committed to lifelong learning
Peter Lawrence estimated that he put in about 1,000 hours in just the last year as he worked on his dissertation. That was in addition to continuing his full-time job as director of transportation.
The impact of bus washing
A consistent wash system can have a positive impact on image, driver satisfaction, extended equipment life and environmental considerations.
Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business
Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and business is on the upswing. The company’s total sales have increased about 40% from 2012 to 2014, and its propane school bus sales have multiplied.
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Fleetio Import Feature
Fleetio’s new import feature allows customers to upload unlimited vehicle details, fuel records, service history, employee profiles and more to their accounts with just a few clicks, company officials said.

Azuga G2 GPS Fleet Tracking System
Azuga G2 reads the vehicle’s engine data every second and delivers emissions idling reports 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems, officials for Azuga said.

RoadRecorder video surveillance line
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to Safety Vision.

STERI-FAB Disinfecting Solution
STERI-FAB is an EPA-registered product that kills bedbugs, lice, ticks and many other insects, as well as mold, mildew and bacteria, while also disinfecting the area where it is applied.

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<p>Maintenance professionals from across Texas gathered in San Marcos last summer for the Texas Association of School Bus Technicians&rsquo; annual competition. The event includes mechanical troubleshooting and school bus inspections. Pictured here is Ramiro Garcia of Houston Independent School District.</p> PHOTOS: Pupil transportation in pictures — winter/spring 2015

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