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<p>On Feb. 11, North Carolina held statewide Love the Bus celebrations. An event sponsored by HSM was attended by State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson. Shown here are bus drivers from Benson Elementary School in Johnston County Schools.</p> PHOTOS: Love the Bus 2015

Here, we share highlights from Love the Bus celebrations held earlier this month across the U.S.,...

<p>February 1959</p> PHOTOS: Vintage ads from the SBF archives, Part 1

Take a trip back to another era of pupil transportation with these classic ads from past issues...

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Home-side stops should be goal, not mandate

Legislators have recently proposed bills that would require school buses to pick up and drop off students on the side of the road that they live on. That may sound good on paper, but in practice it would drive up transportation costs and bus ride times.

Proposed driver health funding cuts under fire

The Georgia governor’s proposed plan to cut health benefits for part-time school bus drivers fired up many of our readers, and they let us know. Some state legislators aren’t on board, either.

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Vinyl flooring

G-Floor Transit is an American-made vinyl floor product categorized into Simply Solid, Premium Image and Designer Custom for all transit flooring design preferences, company officials said. The floor covering is designed to be produced in a format of up to 10-foot widths. This width decreases the use of seams, allowing for simpler installation, and allows full coverage to protect the subfloor and create a safer and more sanitary transportation environment.

DEF transfer system

Innovative Products of America’s DEF Transfer System is constructed of all DEF-rated components with corrosion-resistant fittings for a long-term transfer solution, company officials said. The system is powered by a rotary diaphragm pump (9 GPM 120V/AC), and it includes 6-foot intake and 8-foot output hoses, a digital flow meter and manual nozzle with an integrated holster and hanging bracket.  

Convection heater

The GR-7 baseboard convection heater is engineered to provide more even heat distribution versus floor heaters with blowers that can have hot and cold spots, company officials said. Additionally, no blower noise is created and no wiring is required. By installing the baseboard heaters on the outside walls of the bus, the rising warm air also helps to clear the school bus side windows, according to the company.

Battery recovery charger

The SC-6, a six-station HD recovery charger, is designed to recover, charge, maintain and desulfate from one to six 12-volt lead-acid batteries at a time. The compact and portable charger, designed primarily for managers of small fleets and commercial shops, was created to work with any 12-volt battery type. Each of the six charging stations operates in isolation, allowing any combination of battery brands or types to be recharged simultaneously, company officials said. The independent channels also profile the condition of each battery.

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