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Rage Against the Machine: Disarming Hostile People
August 1, 2004

School bus drivers should not need to worry about being attacked on the job, especially by parents. After all, these drivers are paid to protect their...

Effective Ways to Train Drivers on Rail-Crossing Safety
June 1, 2004

The need for transportation managers to emphasize rail-crossing safety in school bus driver training is imperative. Drivers must be taught that one mi...

Hot Topics in Driver Training
March 1, 2004

As you may have noticed, school bus driver training is constantly changing. With the passing years come new issues for drivers that need to be address...

Key School Transportation Issues — From Coast to Coast
December 1, 2003

With calendar year 2003 drawing to a close, SBF contacted school bus officials from across the United States to assess the current state of the...

Superb Special-Needs Service Is the Norm at North Monterey County
November 1, 2003

North Monterey County Unified School District in Moss Landing, Calif., transports approximately 2,500 students between home and school daily. Of these...

Emergency Braking: Putting a 'Stop' to Common Misconceptions
June 1, 2003

Major corporations spend thousands of dollars trying to define the training needs of their employees. One of the best ways to find out how well your s...

Spring Branch ISD Takes Two-Sided Approach to Success
February 1, 2003

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston believes it can provide better transportation service to its students by splitting the program. O...

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.'

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