By Kelly Roher, Senior Editor
Working long hours, driving long routes and sleep disorders can contribute to fatigue, but adhering to regulations on hours of service, offering training on sleep deprivation or sleep apnea, and consistent supervisor-driver communication will ensure that school bus drivers are in top form to transport students.
CISM Services Aid in Trauma Recovery
Critical incident stress management (CISM) services, which include one-on-one meetings for an individual and debriefing for a group, reduce the effects of stress felt after a traumatic incident and provide tools for a healthy recovery. Training in such services is available to pupil transportation operations.
Safety programs can’t go unfunded
The school bus fleet at Traverse City Area Public Schools is in top shape. It has passed Michigan’s state inspections at 100 percent for the ...
A heavy load to bear
I gripped the steering wheel of the massive vehicle, checked all of my mirrors, and slowly pulled onto the road, driving as carefully as possible to m...