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Driver absenteeism contributes to district’s bus route delays
October 14, 2010
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ Chief Operating Officer Fred Carr addressed the problem in a letter to the district’s families. Carr wrote that the transportation department is scheduling drivers to cover absent employees’ routes and is also hiring more substitute drivers.
Recruiting, From Start to Finish
June 1, 2010

Putting an excellent driver behind the wheel of a school bus is the end result of a long search, from putting the call out for qualified candidates to background checks and interviews. Experts weigh in on fine-tuning the process.

Hiring the best players
March 30, 2010

Structured interviews will reduce the incidence of unsafe behaviors and make the kids safer. In today's economy, you can be more selective about whom you hire.

Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

Veteran bus driver to retire
February 11, 2010
Nancie Klein, an 80-year-old school bus driver who has worked for an Illinois district since 1971, will hang up her keys this week. Klein began her career on a dare and has transported generations of students.
Great Fleets Across America 2010
February 2, 2010

Our annual series is back as we profile five outstanding pupil transportation operations from around the nation. Find out how their safety practices, innovative training programs and open lines of communication have led them to succeed. 

Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

Innovative Driver Hiring and Retention Methods
June 1, 2008

Maintaining a full staff of school bus drivers can be a persistent problem in pupil transportation. “We never seem to have a glut of school bus drive...

Job board launched for public transportation
April 1, 2008

An online job board for the school bus, motorcoach and transit industries has been launched at

Job board launched for public transportation
March 5, 2008
An online job board for the school bus, motorcoach and transit industries has been launched at www...
Parental Experience Drives Provider
March 3, 2008
By Jenna Curry, Assistant Editor Katie Scholes of Provider Enterprises, which has transported special-needs children for more than 25 years...
On the hiring line
March 1, 2006

The bus driver shortage tends to be cyclical, like the economy, but varies according to region. Some school districts and contractors have great luck in finding qualified drivers, while others have a much tougher time recruiting good prospects.

Promoting the Good Work of Your Drivers
March 1, 2006

Parents and school administrators, among others, should know of the many success stories involving school bus drivers. Working with public information officers, distributing newsletters and nominating drivers for awards are great ways to grow awareness.

Tips and Tactics From the Top 100
December 1, 2005

Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.

Great Fleets Across America (Part IV)
October 1, 2005

Exceeding Expectations Is Expected in This Yard

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Monroe, N.Y.

In the rolling foot...

Great Fleets Across America (Part I)
October 1, 2005

Divided by Water, United by Bus


Brevard County Public Schools
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15 Ways to Get Your Operation in Shape
June 1, 2005

When school begins each fall, does your operation border on chaos? Will too many K-3 students get on the wrong afternoon bus? Will special-needs dri...

Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

What You Can Learn From the 5 Worst School Bus Operations
November 1, 2004

At war with the community

Rough Public Schools, Foulmouth, S.D.
The transportation department at Rough Public Schools may n...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

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