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March 2012 Issue


Skilled techs keep fleets top-notch

By Kelly Roher

Pupil transporters say that technicians should have a desire to learn, and they discuss methods and resources for instruction. They also say that employee communication, a strong preventive maintenance program and performance benchmarking are essential to achieving well-maintained school buses.

2012 Contractor Showcase

In this year’s showcase, regional managers and executives for some of North America’s largest school bus contractors discuss the biggest changes they have seen in their area in recent years.

Achieving inventory efficiency

Adjusting your parts inventory to fulfill the needs of your technicians and to address the repairs that occur most will help bus maintenance and parts ordering in your shop run smoothly.

Editorials

Bus crashes: Tough lessons learned

Why do we cover tragic accidents? Mainly because we want to share with our readers any information that could help in improving school bus safety.

NAPT News & Views — NAPT acts against violence on school buses

The association is planning to offer several workshops on violence prevention at the NAPT Summit in Memphis, Tenn., later this year. Officials are reaching out to law enforcement and other agencies, legal experts and professional educators to put together an agenda packed with experts on this and other important topics.

Upholding policy: It's not easy being the messenger

Managers often run into trouble and are accused of “not being receptive” to an individual’s needs simply because we are trying to equitably uphold a school transportation policy or law.

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