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SBF Editor Appears on Good Morning America

Thomas McMahon
Posted on August 15, 2017

A Good Morning America segment cited School Bus Fleet data on driver shortage and interviewed SBF Editor Thomas McMahon on the topic.
A Good Morning America segment cited School Bus Fleet data on driver shortage and interviewed SBF Editor Thomas McMahon on the topic.
The widespread shortage of school bus drivers has caught the attention of the mainstream media, and Good Morning America discussed the issue with School Bus Fleet Editor Thomas McMahon on Tuesday’s program.

The Good Morning America segment cited data from SBF’s recent survey of school bus contractors, which found that 22% of respondents had a severe shortage of drivers, and all respondents reported some degree of shortage.

Good Morning America interviewed McMahon, and he noted some of the impacts of driver shortage, such as route cuts and bus stop consolidation.

Also in the piece, Donna Grattino, director of transportation for Douglas County School District in Colorado, discussed her district’s driver shortage and recruitment efforts.

After the report aired, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts shared details about when she worked as a school bus driver during her senior year of high school.

View the Good Morning America segment on school bus driver shortage here.

Related Topics: driver recruitment/retention, driver shortage

Thomas McMahon Executive Editor
Comments ( 7 )
  • Laurie Blake

     | about 3 months ago

    There is no need for the driver pre trip inspection (DOT) officers to be so hard on drivers to pass the inspections. It is brutal!you need to be a mechanic to pass the pre trip. It is so nerve racking. Crawling under the bus. How are vetrans and seniors going to pass this rigorous pre-trip. The driving is the easy part. Someone should go under cover and go thru the training and see how you get treated while being tested. Not worth the stress for the pay and no benefits.

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