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August 2009 Issue


Preventing Driver Fatigue Takes Commitment

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.

Selecting School Bus Brake Systems

School bus operators have a lot to choose from in selecting braking systems and other auxiliary technologies.

Q&A: New Blue Bird Exec Sees Positive Signs

Greg Bennett, Blue Bird Corp.’s new president and CEO, joins the company in a year when it expe...

Tim Flood Named Contractor of the Year
One of the interesting aspects of the leadership team at The Trans Group is how many of th...
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.

Editorials

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 ...

NAPT News & Views — School transportation at the crossroads

The world, our country and even the pupil transportation industry are at a transformational crossroads. Things are changing very, very fast. The old is being left behind and the new rushing in like water from a hole poked in a dam.

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...

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