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June 2012 Issue


Green Fleets Across America 2012

By SBF Staff

From operating alternative-fueled vehicles to installing pollution-control equipment on buses to reducing idling, pupil transportation operations are doing their part to provide a healthy and safe ride to and from school for students. Here, we provide details on these and other environmentally friendly practices at school districts and contractors throughout the country.

Bus washing made easy

Today’s systems include features that enable users to maintain a spotless fleet quickly, all while reducing water and energy consumption.

Editorials

2 different takes on bus fees

No one is going to be excited about paying school transportation fees, but in some cases, they could be the best bet for saving yellow bus service.

Sharing a bright idea

A critical part of our mission here at SCHOOL BUS FLEET is to help our readers do their jobs better. In many cases, we write about innovative safety practices that school bus operations have implemented and found success with. The expectation here is that other operations might be interested in trying out these bright ideas for themselves.

When they don't go yellow

As a school transportation director, you may not be able to mandate that school buses be used for activity trips, but you can help ensure that safe motorcoach carriers are selected.

NAPT News & Views — Distracted driving: high on the national policy agenda

Distracted driving means different things to different people. But it seems clear that this subject will continue to be at the top of the national agenda as policymakers in Washington seek the proper balance between innovation, convenience and safety.

Progressive discipline: out of sync with busing

Progressive discipline in pupil transportation environments for anything other than general personnel issues — such as tardiness, absenteeism or drivers room behavior — can be bad for kids.

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