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October 2009 Issue


In-Service Meetings Promote Year-Round Driver Training

By Kelly Roher, Senior Editor

School bus operations strengthen drivers’ skills and expand their knowledge of timely industry topics with these meetings. Guest speakers can enhance the value of the meetings, while auxiliary training and incentive programs help to keep drivers engaged.

‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

What’s New in the Top 100?

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Violent Students: Contributing Factors

School bus drivers and transportation administrators constantly multitask. As bus drivers negotiate around traffic on the highway, they must also watc...

Q&A: Still Secure After 25 Years

As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use wheelchairs.

Heating Systems Help Reduce Emissions, Costs

Today’s engine heating systems available for the school bus segment help make vehicle start-up more efficient, reducing idle times and thus emissions ...

Editorials

Tax planning for 2009

The February 2009 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET featured a tax planning article for school bus contractors for 2008 and beyond. Coincidentally, the same month ...

Not all doom and gloom

As we monitor media outlets from all over the country to see what they have to report on pupil transportation matters, we’ve been coming across a lot ...

NAPT News & Views — ENDA may be passed this year — are you aware of it?

Being in business these days involves managing all kinds of federal, state and local law ...

A mistake that can be fatal

The tragedy took place just blocks from our home. An 86-year-old man in a Buick Le Sabre struck a stopped car, continued through an intersection a...

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