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In his new role, Dave Anderson is responsible for all sales activities in HSM’s school bus market.
HSM names national market manager for school bus
October 30, 2014
Dave Anderson is responsible for all sales activities in HSM’s school bus market, which includes school bus seats and seat pads.
A media campaign that started in North Carolina is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of stop-arm running. Photo by Lois Cordes
#Brake4Buses safety campaign reaches national audience
October 30, 2014
A media campaign that started in North Carolina is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of stop-arm running.
A national survey found that in the 2013-14 school year, six children were killed by passing vehicles, and four were fatally struck by their own bus. Photo by Barry Johnson
10 killed in school bus danger zone last school year
October 29, 2014
The latest national survey of school bus loading and unloading fatalities finds that in the 2013-14 school year, six children were killed by passing vehicles, and four were fatally struck by their own bus.
Maintenance shops are turning to heavy duty lift systems that are engineered to be water resistant, such as the Stertil-Koni Wash Bay model of its SKYLIFT series, shown here. It is a vertical rise platform lift with a clear floor concept.
Stertil-Koni: Green engines spur need for water resistant lifts
October 29, 2014
Maintenance shops are increasingly turning to heavy duty lift systems that are engineered to be water resistant, allowing technicians to pressure wash commercial vehicle undercarriages, according to Stertil-Koni.
Blue Bird’s workforce is now over 1,600 employees, who hail from more than 45 Georgia counties.
Blue Bird employment up 44% in 4 years
October 28, 2014
The school bus manufacturer’s growth in all vehicle segments has led to an increase in its workforce, which is now over 1,600 employees.
District asks voters to fund school bus replacement
October 28, 2014
Arlington (Wash.) Public Schools leaders are looking for support for a two-year levy on the Nov. 4 general election ballot expected to generate $1.5 million each year to replace old school buses. Nearly half the district’s fleet is at least 13 years old and fully depreciated.
New York association survey finds 385 illegal passes in 1 day
October 28, 2014
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation surveyed 1,080 school bus drivers from 18 school districts across the state on Oct. 21. The results suggest that more than 17,824 motorists passed stopped school buses statewide on that day.
Texas district unveils bus tracking website
October 27, 2014
Houston Independent School District created the pilot website to enable parents and guardians to track the morning pickup and afternoon drop-off of their students and see their students’ buses in real time.
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“Can You See Me” arms can be placed around buses to encourage drivers to look closely for, as an example, a child picking up a dropped item.
Prop arms help train drivers to check mirrors thoroughly
October 27, 2014
The prop arms can be placed around school buses to encourage drivers to look closely for, as an example, a child bending down to pick up a dropped item.
NSTA announces safety competition scholarship winners
October 27, 2014
The 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 20. The association awarded five winners funds for continuing educational opportunities.
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The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.
New apps estimate cost savings with propane
October 24, 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.
24% drop in behavior referrals reported with bus tip line
October 24, 2014
Students at Wentzville (Mo.) R-IV School District can call or text the school bus tip line to report bullying or other issues.
A new investment will increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
Thomas Built invests $11.8M to expand C2 production
October 23, 2014
The investment will increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
Cummins’ new QuickServe Online app for Apple devices gives access to info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Cummins offers free mobile app
October 23, 2014
The engine supplier’s new QuickServe Online app for Apple devices gives access to info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
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STI honored 11 employees at its second annual Safety Wall of Fame dinner and celebration.
11 inducted into Student Transportation Inc.’s Wall of Fame
October 22, 2014
Criteria for the safety-based recognition include accident-free service, reliability, knowledge of policies and procedures, community service and exceptional performance.
Indiana Supreme Court may reconsider school bus fees ruling
October 22, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals had ruled that Franklin Township Community School Corp. violated the state constitution when it arranged for an outside company to transport students for a fee. The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.
Brandon Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, was credited with introducing inventive components for school buses.
Brandon Billingsley brought innovations in bus seating, lighting
October 22, 2014
Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was a strong advocate of the use of LED lighting to enhance safety and efficiency.
First Student promotes bus stop safety during School Bus Safety Week
October 22, 2014
The contractor joins the National Association for Pupil Transportation in raising awareness for bus stop safety during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20 to 24.
NGV Easy Bay is a separation and vapor containment system designed for natural gas vehicle maintenance and storage facilities.
Clean Energy launches natural gas vapor barrier system
October 22, 2014
The NGV Easy Bay utilizes an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation. It can accommodate a single bay isolation project or divide a building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Instruction and the State Highway Patrol held a joint press conference to increase awareness of stop-arm safety.
North Carolina cracks down on stop-arm running
October 21, 2014
Troopers across the state are focusing on illegal passing of school buses and other school-related traffic violations this week as part of Operation Stop Arm.
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