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September 2009 Issue

Q&A: Dirk Kempthorne Goes Yellow

By Thomas McMahon, Executive Editor

The former senator, governor and secretary of the Interior is a high-profile fan of the school bus industry. Here Kempthorne, who will address the NAPT this fall, discusses budgets, energy and politics in an exclusive interview.

Tips to Protect Employees From Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Imagine receiving a call that a child has been injured while boarding one of your school buses. The driver stated that a young girl has fallen on t...

Strategies for Discipline Problems on the School Bus

SCHOOL BUS FLEET has covered several stories about school districts developing programs that help manage student behavior on the school bus....

Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

Guard Your Buses Against Corrosion

A chemical now being applied to roads can cause expensive damage to buses over time. Bolster vehicle safety and service life by conducting corrosion inspections and choosing the right protective products.


The pursuit of greatness

If you attended the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) conference last fall, you probably heard a stimulating keynote presentatio...

No stupid questions

Normally, I don’t get nervous when the phone rings. But this time was different. I was expecting a very important call.

No shortage of kindness

Over the decades that I’ve been involved with the school bus industry, I’ve constantly been impressed by the dedication of the people who work in...

Cell phones and texting: blessing or curse?

The headline above is also one of the hottest questions inside the Washington, D.C., beltway right now. As with all things, the answer depends on whom you ask and in what context.

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