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Cover Story - July 2011 2011

Healthcare Reform’s Material Impact on the Industry

By: Christopher Nadeau and Scott Kirschner

Officials at brokerage firm William Gallagher Associates outline components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the penalties employers such as school bus contractors will have to pay for noncompliance.

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NAPT News & Views

NAPT's Summit this fall in Cincinnati will offer a variety of perspectives that challenge traditional thinking and will help refine creative efforts in matters critical to your organization and the industry at large.


Not just transportation

School buses in the U.S. safely shuttle some 24 million kids to and from school each day, but are the big, yellow vessels contributing to the education process in other ways? Smirnova

Cutting Costs With Routing Software

School bus routing software can drastically reduce costs through routing optimization, and it can protect student riders by helping users identify hazardous landmarks and arrange for curbside pickup.

David Duke joined National Express Corp. as CEO in June. He has 25 years of experience in the student transportation industry.

Q&A: New CEO of National Express Corp.

David Duke brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role as CEO of National Express Corp. Here, he discusses his objectives in the position, along with such timely topics as fuel prices and school district budget constraints.

Bidding on quality

A veteran of the school bus contracting industry gives his perspective on what makes for a successful company. The key is in knowing what it costs to provide exceptional service.


SafeGuard XChange

The SafeGuard XChange line from IMMI will let school bus operations buy standard seats initially and then exchange seating modules to add or configure belts in the future. The SafeGuard XChange product line was scheduled to be launched this summer.


WorkStar Pocket Floodlight

Maxxeon Inc. has announced the introduction of the WorkStar Pocket Floodlight, the first in a series of lights for technicians in its Dominate the Dark program.


Bullying Prevention on the School Bus

School Bus Safety Co.'s Bullying Prevention on the School Bus program is a professionally developed curriculum created specifically to address the challenges that school bus drivers face.

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