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'Ice missile' strikes bus, shattering windshield
February 8, 2011
A sheet of ice that fell off of a tractor-trailer hits the bus. The driver successfully pulls the bus over. He and three students sustain injuries in the incident.
Is Your Fleet Ready for Winter?
September 2, 2010

The season’s weather can create dangerous driving conditions for employees and slippery bus steps for students, but products are available to help eliminate these hazards. Manufacturers of automatic tire chains, a traction sander and a step heater discuss their features, safety benefits and installation options.

Bus driver helps save student’s life
July 23, 2010
Cristina Rickert stopped her bus when she saw students playing recklessly on a snow bank on the side of the road. One of the students then slid under the wheels of the bus. Rickert receives the 2010 New York State Bus Driver Heroism Award for her actions.
Top Shops 2010
March 12, 2010

This year for our annual series, we've profiled five maintenance programs at school district and contractor fleets around the country that have led them to excel on state inspections. They have also helped to reduce the operations' costs and enhance safety.

Volunteers clear paths to schools, bus stops
February 16, 2010
After last week’s historic snowfalls in the mid-Atlantic region, community members grabbed their shovels and pitched in to help schools reopen this week. Many are delaying start times to increase student safety.
Propane bus endures winter testing
January 29, 2010
School districts in Minnesota try out Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision to see how it performs in frigid weather.
Blower system clears buses of ice danger
March 18, 2009
An innovative new machine targets the potentially dangerous problem of ice and snow buildup on school buses.
Tips for Preparing Drivers for Winter Weather
September 1, 2007

Winter driving can be dangerous for bus drivers, their passengers and everyone else on the road. Minimizing the chances of winter road accidents takes...

Buses plow through snow
March 1, 2007

As with every other system in the country, we are constantly on the alert to save costs, and, as with most other systems in the snow belt, a major seasonal cost is that of plowing the white stuff off the depot lots so yellow buses can pick up the children on time.

Staying Out of Harm's Way
February 1, 2007

Road salts prompt Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to relocate air-conditioning condensers to the roof.

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