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Mutual respect strengthens driver-technician relations

By: Kelly Aguinaldo

Clear communication is also essential to a solid working relationship between these groups of employees. In-service or safety meetings provide an opportunity for growth in these areas by allowing drivers to learn about their buses and ask the techs questions. Drivers must also be proactive in reporting maintenance concerns.

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NAPT News & Views — Honoring one of our own heroes

Charles “Chuck” Poland Jr. was a school bus driver. Not just any school bus driver, but the one who put his life on the line to protect his passengers when a deranged and armed man commandeered his bus last year. A little more than a year after he was slain on the job, we should all continue to honor his memory, his dedication to the children entrusted to him, and his exceptional heroism.

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How your job changes the world

In this Industry Forum, John Fahey of Tyler Technologies' Versatrans solution team discusses how professions in the pupil transportation industry have a direct and daily effect on children with every ride given, and how these professions have made a real and lasting impact on our world.

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5 incidents that never should have happened

While each of these occurrences involved children being stranded on a school bus, there are unusual — and in some cases even shocking — details in the different stories that are worth reviewing.

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How to cut costs by mastering time and space, part 1

Manipulating time and space to optimize system design sets a foundation for efficiency in special-education transportation. Here is an introduction to the concept — and three examples in which its application could have saved countless dollars.

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People Module

Fleetio has added to its fleet management software functionality that allows users to keep up with employee information and activities within the fleet.

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VEO Transportation

VEO Transportation from Trapeze Group features fully integrated, multi-term calendars that are designed to give transportation departments more control over daily routing and scheduling operations, company officials said.

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