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June 2009 Issue


Pupil Transporters Recharge, Stay Productive During Summer

By Kelly Roher, Senior Editor

Summer allows time for cleaning, software upgrades and professional development at operations. However, pupil transporters also serve students, recruit and train drivers, and prepare for the impending school year. While these months provide a breather from the demands of the school year, they keep officials busy.

Keys to Running an Efficient Shop

Over the past few years, I have written a number of articles for SBF and if you’ve read at least a few of them, you’re probably aware of my int...

Boosting Bus Behavior With PBS
Driving under the influence of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) can reduce problematic student behavior by as much as 37 percent, according to Dr. Loui...
Drivers Learn More to Earn More at Georgia District
Cherokee County is situated at the base of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain chains and is considered part of Metro Atlanta. Ken Johnson describ...
Q&A: 2010 Engine Technology

With the EPA’s 2010 emissions standards drawing near, school bus OEMs answer key questions about the engine technology that will power their large buses.

Editorials

Spotlight on safety
We in the pupil transportation community are well aware of the superior safety record that our buses, drivers and other staff members maintain year af...
Best practices with biodiesel
John Deere of Moline, Ill., recently published a brochure that addresses the benefits and downsides of using ...
2010 Emissions Choices: Looking Under the Hood

Jan. 1, 2010, the final phase-in of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 Heavy Duty Diesel rule will take eff...

NAPT News & Views — Meeting the needs of homeless kids

I have never been homeless, but my dad was for a while. My dad was a WWII vet, a tough SOB who, like many of his peers, saw and participated in things during the war that he didn’t want to discuss in retrospect.

Observe and report
In my last column, I wrote about two school bus d...

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