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Cover Story - January 2010 2010

Great Fleets Across America 2010

By: <I>SBF</I> Staff

Our annual series is back as we profile five outstanding pupil transportation operations from around the nation. Find out how their safety practices, innovative training programs and open lines of communication have led them to succeed. 

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NAPT Technology Showcase

Here’s a look at the latest in pupil transportation products that were on view at the NAPT trade show in Louisville, Ky. New technologies included high-intensity LED warning lights and a browser-based fleet maintenance system.


Seat belt or hospital bed

A school bus driver needs to be buckled in so he doesn't get thrown out of his seat, but there are some drivers out there who seem to be ignoring this message, as evidenced by the fatal Huntsville, Ala., bus crash in 2006. The driver was not wearing his seat belt.

Jeff Cassell is senior vice president of school district operations for the School Bus Safety Co. For more information, visit

Do you know what safety is?

Safety is freedom from risk. Nearly every accident is caused by unsafe behaviors performed by the driver. Operations must identify what these behaviors are and use training and education materials to persuade drivers and managers to remove them.


NAPT News & Views

NHTSA is an agency of the Department of Transportation charged with promoting motor vehicle and highway safety. NTSB is an independent federal agency established to investigate transportation-related accidents.


SafeDrive MiniDVR

Safety Vision's SafeDrive MiniDVR boasts a road-view camera and a cabin-view camera. The DVR records video, audio and metadata to a CompactFlash card.


Waste/Recycle Cabinet

Shure's waste/recycle cabinet comes with a plastic receptacle for waste or recyclable materials. The cabinet comes in three models.


Clutch Guide Wall Chart/Brochure

Haldex's Heavy Duty Clutch Guide Wall Chart and Clutch Guide/Cross Reference Brochure feature part numbers as well as product photos and specs.

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