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Innovative Driving Course Sharpens Skills
December 11, 2009

Before the start of the school year, Harford County Public Schools sets up an elaborate range of obstacles to test its bus drivers. Learning from past accidents and mastering difficult maneuvers are key steps to maximizing safety.

Tips for industry novices
December 3, 2009

For those just starting out in pupil transportation, remembering a few pieces of advice, such as maintaining the industry's safety standards, will put them on the road to success.

2010 special-needs event to address timely topics
November 9, 2009
The National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will cover such issues as the challenging aspects of transporting students with special needs, seating support and occupant restraint, and how to avoid unintended consequences of reducing expenses.
District boosts communication, efficiency with ISO program
October 28, 2009
Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials have seen increased efficiency and improved communication as a result of modeling their district after the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 quality management system....
Approaches to Protect Students in Loading Zones
October 21, 2009

Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.

NAPT to unveil special needs certification in Louisville
October 16, 2009
The addition to NAPT’s professional development series includes 32 hours of training curriculum; trainees in the program must attend a school bus roadeo and trade show....
South Carolina District Staff Refine Special-Needs Bus Evacuation
August 3, 2009
By Kelly Roher, Senior Editor

Transportation personnel at Greenville (S.C.) County Schools have developed an innovative special-needs ...

Trans-Consult offers 40-hour driver trainer class
March 17, 2009
Dick Fischer, president of Trans-Consult, will be teaching a 40-hour “Train the Trainer” program for school bus driver trainers in Seymour, Ind., June 8-12, and Salina, Kan., June 22-26.
New training video targets special-needs transportation
February 17, 2009
Education Compliance Group Inc. has released a new driver training video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, by attorney and consultant Peggy Burns.
School Bus Safety Co. introduces driver training program
February 9, 2009
School Bus Safety Co. has released the Driver Training Course, which provides school bus drivers with skills to prevent vehicular accidents.
School district launches transportation training facility
January 14, 2009
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has opened a new transportation training facility that will provide year-round education for new and existing drivers as well as emergency responders.
Training session takes on school bus emergencies
December 30, 2008
An Ohio firefighter is offering training that communities may find they need to have but would hope they never need to use: responding to a severe school bus crash.
Ridge Road Express Inc. opens new dispatch, classroom facility
November 24, 2008
School bus service provider Ridge Road Express Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with the opening of its new 4,800-sq. ft. dispatch and classroom facility.
New driver training video targets harassment
October 16, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has released a new training video, Putting the Brakes on Harassment: Training for School Bus Drivers, by attorney and consultant Peggy Burns.
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.

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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...

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