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Turning Your Worst Driver Into Your Best
November 1, 2007

Newspapers and television news shows often cover horror stories about school bus drivers gone bad. From bus crashes and student misbehavior caught on ...

Improving Safety in the Danger Zone
September 1, 2007

Accidents that occur during school bus loading and unloading are known as “danger zone” accidents. The danger zone refers to the areas extending 15 fe...

Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail
August 1, 2007

All of us who work in pupil transportation or who manage professional drivers with a fleet of vehicles have taken notice of two very tragic news stori...

When the mercury falls
March 1, 2007

How do you, as transportation professionals, prepare your staff for situations that are not explained in your policies and procedures manual?

6 Roadeo Lessons for Special-Needs Transporters
February 1, 2007

Two lead judges of special-needs roadeos share insights drawn from past competitions. Emergency evacuation, in particular, is an area where lessons can be learned.

Training video addresses bus driver liability issues
October 1, 2006

The average school day can be fraught with unpredictable student mischief, which is why it is so important for school bus drivers to remain vigilant for any potentially explosive situations that may expose them and their district or contractor to liability.

Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

Useful Techniques to Optimize Mirror Training
June 1, 2006

Mirror grid systems are designed to assist in the instruction of proper mirror usage. Choosing the right system can enhance the learning experience and increase a driver's visual capacity, especially around the danger zone.

How Small Operations Conquer Big Challenges
April 1, 2006

The challenges some smaller operations face can mirror those of larger operations. However, dealing with difficult routing scenarios, attendance issues or the expense of training materials for just a handful of drivers makes a huge difference.

Mechanically inclined
April 1, 2006

They may not know why engines need lubrication. They may not know the difference between gasoline or diesel, or care about that difference. But it’s clear that bus drivers are an essential part of your maintenance program.

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.

N.Y. group tests high-tech driving simulator
December 1, 2005

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) recently hosted a business meeting and tour of its facilities for the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisors Association (RATSA).

PTSI unveils new line of products and services
November 1, 2005

The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has launched several new resources to assist school transportation professionals across the country. Following are summaries of the new products and services.

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

Small Community Plus Ship-Shape Operation Equals Success

Riverside Community School District
Oakland, Iowa

It’s been said...

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

Advancing With Technology

Gaston County Schools
Gastonia, N.C.

Pupil transportation is not generally considered to be at...

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

Divided by Water, United by Bus


Brevard County Public Schools
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Control Is Key to Accident-Free Driving
September 1, 2005

Arlene Felty has driven school buses for more than 35 years. She has witnessed a lot of change in pupil transportation over the years. Here she shares...

Teaching Bus Mechanics to Drivers
June 1, 2005

School bus drivers need a basic understanding of their vehicles’ mechanical workings. But bus-operation officials must wrestle with exactly how much i...

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...

Collaboration is Key to Success in Romeoville
February 1, 2005

Providing quality transportation service to special-needs students is a team effort at Valley View School District (VVSD) in Romeoville, Ill.

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