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July 2009 Issue


Keeping NSTA on Track

By Thomas McMahon

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Tires Can Withstand Rugged Driving Conditions

Tire industry officials view school buses as a pickup-and-delivery (or start-stop) application, as well as a high-scrub application due to the sto...

Girardin Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary
Girardin Minibus Inc.’s foray into the school bus industry began in 1958 when the Quebec government centralized the province’s education system, ne...
Making DEF Work for Your Operation

In talking with school bus fleet managers, transportation directors and mechanics about how they’re going to meet the tough new EPA air quality sta...

What's New in the Top 50?

Recent developments related to several of this year's largest school bus companies.


How to Conduct Annual Heavy Maintenance

As each school year winds down, fleets should focus on heavy maintenance — scrutinizing every bus and replacing or repairing worn components. Doing so can prevent breakdowns and avoid liability.

Editorials

Spotlight on security
As of this writing, the Homeland Security Advisory System’s national threat level is yellow, which is considered “elevated,” but it’s still below...
NAPT News & Views — NAPT Summit boasts all-star lineup

At the risk of sounding like the master of understatement, the U.S. is going through a transformational period in our history socially, economically and politically.

Growing up yellow

My son loves buses. And trucks, trains, planes and probably any other massive craft that he’ll encounter.

When he hears a siren in the distan...

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