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How to Drive Safely in Mountainous Terrain
February 1, 2003

Mountain driving. The term conjures images of a cruise through beautiful mountains and rich forests so rugged that only mountain men had set foot in t...

Bridging the Communication Gap: Foreign Language Driver Training
February 1, 2003

In a rapidly changing nation, where students hail from a multitude of foreign cultures, speaking only one language in schools and on the school bus is...

What's New in the Top 100
December 1, 2002

Buncombe County retrofits engines for cleaner emissions
As part of its Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program, the Environmental Protection Age...

How Military Expertise Can Be Applied to Pupil Transportation
February 1, 2002

A large number of retired U.S. military personnel have found a home in pupil transportation, where many of the lessons of the Army, Navy, Air Force an...

Training Drives Success at Texas School District
February 1, 2002

Northside Independent School District in Greater San Antonio is faced with a population explosion that shows no sign of subsiding. Currently transport...

NAPT/TSI training program nurtures career development
October 1, 2001

Like all industries, pupil transportation has its routines and customary practices. After all, the focus of our business -- transporting children safe...

Should bus drivers be allowed to use cell phones while driving?
September 1, 2001

That's the question we posed recently in the Forum on SBF's Website at www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum....

6 Steps to Improved School Site Safety
April 1, 2001

Site design, driver training, parent education and adequate supervision are key factors in reducing traffic congestion and safety hazards in school loading and unloading zones.

Scrutinizing the Safety Risks of Older Bus Drivers
March 1, 2001

Supervisors need to monitor aging drivers for diminishing visual and cognitive skills. Specialized training and more frequent assessment tests might also be in order.

Using Sight, Sound and Touch to Communicate with Special-Needs Students
February 1, 2001

As a school bus driver and transportation director, “Never put them on unless you know how to get them off!” became my repeated catchphras...

The 8 Most Common - and Dangerous - Mirror Mistakes
February 1, 2001

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, but drivers often fail to adjust and use them properly. Experts in the field provide insights on common errors and cures.

How to Safely Back a School Bus
November 1, 2000

Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.

Presumed Guilty?
November 1, 2000

Lawsuits are nearly inevitable. Transportation managers can avoid a courtroom disaster by focusing on driver and student training and documentation and by staying abreast of the industry's 'hot topics.'

Strategies for Revitalizing Your Driver Training
March 1, 2000

Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.

How we developed a special-needs training course
March 1, 2000

Too often, new school bus drivers and attendants are assigned the task of transporting special-education students without adequate training.

Best Practices for Loading and Unloading Wheelchair Students
February 1, 2000

Although there are exceptions, industry experts say specific lift procedures need to be closely followed. Driver and attendant training is critical, they add.

Opinions Vary on Driver's Role in Medical Emergencies
March 1, 1999

School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.

5 Easy Pieces to a Better Special-Needs Program
March 1, 1999

These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.

Safety training has bottom-line impact
September 1, 1998

No piece of equipment can replace a good driver and attendant training program.

We need to create a new generation of drivers
June 1, 1998

Drivers in the past did as was expected, and did it with much less training and education than we enjoy today. Through the years, however, the school bus driving "job" has turned into the school bus driving "profession."

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