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Cover Story - June 2010 2010

6 Questions to Ask When Considering Joint Transportation

By: Michael Dallessandro

If transportation administrators pose these questions before entering into an agreement to share or combine their services, they will avoid a number of problems, including miscommunication among bus drivers, scheduling conflicts and disagreements about student discipline procedures.

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Ted Finlayson-Schueler is a veteran school bus safety advocate and president of Safety Rules! He is also a member of SBF’s editorial advisory board. For more info, e-mail him at or go to

Training around the edges

Even when you can’t afford to pay each employee to sit in a monthly safety meeting, you can look for cracks and crevices in the day where you can insert that safety mantra.


FCC’s Radio Mandate: Getting Tuned In

Although the 2013 deadline is a few years away, now is the time to begin planning and budgeting. Here’s an overview of the mandate and how it may affect your radio system.

The Bryson headquarters in Centerville houses the parts, service and sales departments and serves Utah, Nevada and Idaho.

Large Bus Showcase 2010

Along with details on the latest Type C and D models, we spotlight three exemplary school bus dealerships. Read about their interesting histories, their commitment to the customer and their insights on the 2010 engine technology.


Mobile Digital Video Recorder

Features of Speco’s mobile, four-channel, H.264, pentaplex digital video recorder include GPS data that can overlay location, speed and record with video onto the DVR.


Dossier Version 5.1

Dossier Fleet Maintenance Management software Version 5.1 includes warranty configuration options that provide reminders to file with OEMs and parts suppliers to recover warranty dollars.

Servicefinder tracks what tires are on an operation’s buses, tread depth and how many miles are on the tires. Built-in tire rotation patterns automate associated data entry work.

Servicefinder; Routefinder Pro 9.0

Transfinder’s Servicefinder is a browser-based solution for school bus fleet maintenance. Routefinder Pro 9.0 is the latest version of the company's school bus routing software.

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