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<p>First Student teamed up with the National Safety Council for the Safety Dog Bus Tour in late August, which informed kids and their parents about school bus safety.</p> PHOTOS: Back to school

School districts and transportation operators in the U.S. and Canada got ready for the new school...

<p>At Oregon&rsquo;s Salem-Keizer Public Schools, one of the transportation department&rsquo;s ongoing initiatives is to recognize staff members&rsquo; successes. Lt. Col. David Farley, the district&rsquo;s head mechanic, was honored for his 30 years of military service.</p> PHOTOS: Oregon district’s pupil transportation highlights

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has been busy over the past year with numerous initiatives, including...

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Never forget the danger of leaving a child behind

The death of autistic student Paul Lee, who was left on his school bus, is a tragic reminder of the importance of thoroughly checking every bus after every run.

Getting personal at pupil transportation conferences

Connecting with a group of school bus contractors from Massachusetts, catching up with my former school bus driver in Oregon and getting great feedback from readers in the South were just a few of the benefits I've experienced by attending industry events this year.


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All purpose cleaner

Oil Eater’s foaming aerosol All Purpose Cleaner is pH-neutral, non-toxic, biodegradable and will not harm the skin, company officials said. The 20 oz. spray-and-wipe cleaner quickly and easily dissolves grease, grime and dirt from vehicle interiors, service counters, walls, glass and more, according to the company. It is also formulated to cling to vertical surfaces.

Special-needs transportation manual

The fifth edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities is available through the National Association for Pupil Transportation. Authored by special-needs transportation expert Dr. Linda Bluth, the latest edition contains new and updated information, including definitions of transportation and related special-education terms. It also covers characteristics of children with special needs, considerations for transporting them, and the legal basis for special-needs transportation in accordance with various laws.

Seat foam, covers

TRP’s individually packaged bus seat covers and foam come in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs, and ensuring the covers are clean and ready to install, company officials said. The seat covers are made with special stitching and are constructed to ensure structural integrity, company officials said. The covers are available in a range of colors and sizes and have fire retardant and anti-graffiti coating options.

Fuel tracking app

The Fleetio Fuel app, free for all Fleetio users, is designed to let drivers log fuel in seconds. The app also provides fleets with data such as cost per mile, mpg and distance between fill-ups, according to the company. To eliminate the need for paper fuel receipts and purchase reconciliation, Fleetio Fuel lets users input fuel costs and volume for vehicles and view fuel history for specific vehicles, company officials said.

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School Bus Songs: 'Happy' About Safety

“Clap along if you feel that safety is the truth.” So goes this parody of the Pharrell Williams smash hit “Happy.” Here, faculty and staff at Skokie (Ill.) School District 68 have fun while teaching students the rules of the school bus.

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