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Cover Story - November 2018

Q&A: Phil Horlock Points to Strong School Bus Sales, Despite Impact of Steel Tariffs

By: Thomas McMahon

With healthy property tax revenue and high demand to replace old school buses, industry sales will hit recent highs again this year, says the Blue Bird CEO. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has new electric models hitting the road and a new propane engine with ultra-low NOx emissions, helping fuel a shift toward more non-diesel buses.

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Consider the True Costs of Interstate Travel

The Unified Carrier Registration Board (UCR) affirmed its position in 2017 that a school transportation company must include all school buses in its fleet for purposes of determining UCR fees — even if only one vehicle crosses state lines.

SBF's new editorial team is sure to bring fresh ideas and energy to our brand. They will see to it that we remain your top source for school transportation information.
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SBF’s New Edit Team Is Poised for Success

Our new editorial team is sure to bring fresh ideas and energy to the venerable School Bus Fleet brand, and they will see to it that we remain your top source for school transportation information.

After starting as a school bus driver, Shannon Evans went back to school to earn a degree in business administration. She’s now director of the largest public school bus operation in the U.S.
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10 Fascinating People in Pupil Transportation

Who served as a mechanic for Marine One, the presidential helicopter? Which Texas transportation director was born in Iran? And who used to draw blood for a living? Learn about these and other intriguing school bus industry people in the return of this popular series.

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