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NHTSA updates school bus training
July 31, 2008
ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working on updated training programs for pupil transporters.

The ...

FMCSA extends comment deadline on driver training proposal
April 3, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the deadline for comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemakin...
STSA Website relocates
March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Website for the Transportation Security Administration’s School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA) program has moved...
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...
School nurses provide key special-needs training
February 4, 2008
By Penny Overgaard and Cathy Raible Advancements in neonatal care have allowed more children with complex medical needs to live longer, healthier ...
8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Bus drivers train to become supervisors
January 1, 2008

With one of the largest district-run school bus operations in the country, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools has a big need for transportation su...

Fine-Tuning Special-Needs Training Programs
November 1, 2007

The highest risk time for lift-bus collisions, employee or student injuries or other incidents is with new drivers. Drivers obtaining their CDLs are q...

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).

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