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Zonar introduces new product offerings at NAPT
November 4, 2010
The company released the latest version of the ZPass solution. The new ZPass hardware is roughly half the size of the original and includes several new functionalities requested by customers. Also, in 2011, Zonar will introduce a new routing solution known as ZRoute.
First Student names new managers in Ohio
November 4, 2010
Scott Turney will direct and manage multiple operations throughout the state for the contractor as region operations manager. George Gans will serve as contract manager for the company’s Columbus location.
Propane Type A buses delivered to Oregon district
November 4, 2010
Portland Public Schools is running five NexBus units from Collins Bus Corp. that are powered by the alternative fuel. The manufacturer says that the buses exhibit excellent cold-weather starting and have a range of 300 miles.
Thomas Built names top dealers
November 3, 2010
Nelson’s Bus Service in Wisconsin earns the school bus manufacturer’s 2010 Dealer of the Year title. Top regional dealers are also honored.
NAPT workshops spotlight workplace productivity
November 2, 2010
Employees from Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., discuss how the district has improved its service to students by implementing change initiatives and reform efforts based on an ISO quality management system. They also share ways to establish a high-performing team of employees.
The NASDPTS conference included discussions on enhancing school bus security and reducing pedestrian fatalities, among many other topics.
State directors take on pressing issues
November 2, 2010
The NASDPTS conference includes discussions on enhancing school bus security and reducing pedestrian fatalities, among many other topics.
Many companies introduce new products at NAPT trade show
November 2, 2010
At the two-day event that kicked off Tuesday afternoon, Sound-Off Signal showcases a new light that illuminates the danger zone when bus doors are activated. Also, Donaldson Co. showcases new mufflers, Safety Vision debuts a digital video recording system and Zonar Systems representatives present ZScore, a software system component that tracks driver, fleet and inspection efficiency.
NAPT seminars educate on operational efficiency
November 2, 2010
Session speakers encourage attendees to take positive steps to meet stringent budget requirements. Derek Graham shares North Carolina's experience in providing incentives for funding through improved efficiency; Salem-Keizer Public Schools staff detail the benefits of cross training employees.
Attendees look over the newly unveiled AE Series school bus, which IC Bus says is the first Type A that is fully integrated.
IC Bus unveils new Type A
November 1, 2010
The school bus manufacturer says its AE Series is the first Type A that is fully integrated. The new small bus is designed to have a longer lifecycle, and it is fully backed by IC Bus and its dealer network.
NAPT speakers discuss vehicle developments, managing challenges
November 1, 2010
In a general session and keynote presentation, the president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America provides the company's outlook on the future of commercial vehicles. Also during the general session, a successful entrepreneur shares how he has embraced living with a rare form of dwarfism. A workshop covers how to effectively address and diffuse problematic situations that stem from students' behavioral disorders.
James Jones (center, in yellow) and his daughter Chatari were among the speakers during Monday's panel focusing on preventing bullying at school and on the school bus.
Bullying panel stirs emotions at NAPT Summit
November 1, 2010
Attendees conveyed a receptive atmosphere for James Jones, the father who boarded his daughter's bus in September, causing a media sensation. The panel also included a young actor with cerebral palsy from television show Breaking Bad, U.S. Department of Education representative Kevin Jennings, and Thomas Built Buses essay contest winner Chancellor Coger.
During the NAPT awards banquet, emcee Mack Dryden (right) spoke with Distinguished Service Award winner Charlie Hood, NASDPTS president and Florida’s state director of school transportation, and NAPT President-Elect Alexandra Robinson, who presented the award to Hood.
Industry professionals recognized for dedication, achievements
November 1, 2010
Marisa Weisinger of Innovative Transportation Solutions, Carol Stamper of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools and NASDPTS President Charlie Hood were among the honorees at Sunday's NAPT awards banquet. During Monday's Leading the Day: Recognition for Exceptional Performers celebratory breakfast, this year's America's Best school bus technician and inspector were among the individuals recognized for their achievements.
Insights offered on fuel hedging
October 31, 2010
Charley Kennington informs state pupil transportation directors on the process, which he says can provide school bus operations with predictability for their fuel budgets.
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NAPT conference kicks off with focus on safety
October 31, 2010
Speakers at the Portland event address topics of perennial interest with renewed intensity. In one workshop, attendees learn tips to improve safety during school bus loading and unloading.
Ohio state director and industry veteran Pete Japikse (right) accepts the 2010 Administrator of the Year award from SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo.
Pete Japikse named Administrator of the Year
October 31, 2010
The Ohio state director has been involved in pupil transportation for more than 30 years. He is a driving force for improving school bus safety and service standards in his state.
New fleet maintenance program to be shown
October 31, 2010
Transfinder will give presentations on its new browser-based solution, Servicefinder, at the NAPT trade show this week. The program helps manage buses, parts, inventory and work orders.
Survey: Propane, hybrid use grows among district bus fleets
October 28, 2010
Finding is among the results of SBF’s School District Survey, which also shows an increase in budget cutbacks for busing and more districts reporting driver shortage.
School Bus Safety Week events in Missouri a success
October 28, 2010
Representatives from five school districts participated in a school bus driver workshop hosted by Gina Crump, creator of the "Respect the Ride" bus safety program; ideas for approaching school bus safety as a team were shared. Crump also held assemblies at Willard R-2 School District where drivers’ responsibilities were shared with students.
New product offers combined fleet inspection, AVL, video
October 28, 2010
Zonar Systems and AngelTrax collaborated on the system, which offers Zonar's Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report feature and real-time vehicle location via GPS, as well as AngelTrax's Virtual Synchronized Mapping feature, high-resolution cameras and FlexPlay video playback software.
A new feature in SCHOOL BUS FLEET will profile people in pupil transportation who have saved a life or performed some other heroic act. 
Photo by Barry Johnson
SBF to spotlight school bus heroes
October 28, 2010
New feature in SCHOOL BUS FLEET will profile people in pupil transportation who have saved a life or performed some other heroic act.

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