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Bus driver dead after crashing into city building
April 19, 2011
Kelly Smith, a driver for a Pennsylvania school district, is found on the ground outside the building after she crashed her bus into it. Officials investigating the accident say Smith was ejected from the bus and may have died prior to the crash.
Police: Medical condition likely led to bus crash
March 3, 2011
Joann Jensen strikes a power pole while transporting students and is then transported to a hospital, where she is pronounced dead. Police believe Jensen may have suffered a medical condition while driving that caused her to lose control of the bus and hit the pole.
Pennsylvania DOT changes diabetic regulations for bus drivers
December 28, 2010
Among the revisions is the requirement that in order to receive a diabetic waiver, a school bus driver’s healthcare provider must verify that the driver has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions or symptomatic hyperglycemia, and that the driver has been free from an insulin reaction that has resulted in a loss of consciousness, attention or awareness, or has required assistance from another person.
Bill aims to increase bus safety, reduce costs
July 15, 2010
New Michigan law puts requirements for the state’s school bus drivers in line with those at the federal level. Changes have been made to training and medical exam mandates, and a health standard has been set for drivers with known illnesses. The reforms are expected to save $600,000 statewide.
Why Won’t They Come to Work?
June 29, 2010

In these tough economic times, most school bus drivers consistently show up for work — but some still don’t. After monetary incentives failed to tackle absenteeism, one district learned that some employees need another kind of support.

Thomas Built offers heated driver’s seat
March 11, 2010
The new feature is an option on the manufacturer’s Type C and D buses. A built-in thermostat lets drivers choose their ideal level of warmth, and two carbon fiber heating strips evenly distribute the heat.
SBF calls for Driver Management Survey participants
March 3, 2010
School bus drivers in U.S. and Canada are encouraged to respond; deadline is March 9.
Bus company launches sleep apnea program for drivers
September 4, 2008
Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep Apnea Health & Safety Program for employees.
School bus workers speak out for livable wages
August 21, 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors testified yesterday at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage ordinance i...
Bill would benefit potential school bus drivers with diabetes
February 7, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rep. Gary Jerke has sponsored a bill that would allow individuals with insulin-treated diabetes to qualify for a commercial driver’s...
Drivers Respond to Key Ergonomic Changes
November 1, 2007

Sheryl Ehrlich of Central School District 13J in Independence, Ore., has driven buses for 11 years. Being on the tall side, she found she needed more ...

Major ‘losses’ create big-time winners
February 1, 2007

North Clackamas School District bus drivers, mechanics and other school associates participate in "The Biggest Loser" competition.

Simple Exercises to Prevent Driving Pains
December 1, 2004

Early this school year, James Kraemer, a veteran school bus driver and founder of 2safeschools.org, found himself suffering from work-related p...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part V)
October 1, 2004

61. Seek consultation

As any transportation director knows, time management and organization are critical challenges facing a school distric...

Understanding Why Drivers Are Satisfied With Their Jobs
April 1, 2004

Four of five school bus drivers are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs, according to a recent SBF survey. But what’s behind this high ...

Teaming up with Site Administrators
November 1, 2003

Since school bus drivers are entrusted with tremendous responsibilities, one w...

10 Characteristics of Safe, Professional School Bus Drivers
March 1, 2003

If you are like me, by the time the last few weeks of the school year roll around you are probably running out of ideas for fresh and interesting safe...

5 Steps To Improved Driver Health
August 1, 2001

Working odd hours in a high-stress, mostly sedentary job, school bus drivers face an uphill battle when it comes to maintaining good health. With earl...

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.

Learn to Predict and Prevent Bus Yard Violence
September 1, 2000

Experts recommend taking threats seriously, recognizing changes in employee mood and behavior and learning to deal with difficult personality types.

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