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Lois King (seated), a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, was recognized at a transportation awards program. She is seen here with school board members Brian Gorg (left), Sheryl Wolfe and Duke Bland.
School bus driver reflects on 55 years at the wheel
June 17, 2015
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.
New Jersey school bus safety bills advance
June 12, 2015
The Senate Education Committee approves bills on installing stop-arm cameras; requiring lap-shoulder belts and sensors to alert drivers when a child walks in front of the bus; and a training program on interacting with special-needs students.
School bus fatally strikes pedestrian
June 12, 2015
According to a preliminary investigation, a 58-year-old woman was crossing a street in Derwood, Maryland, when a school bus making a left turn struck her.
2 mothers call for change in New York school bus service rule
June 12, 2015
The women helped introduce bills that guarantee bus transportation, no matter the distance within the district, for kids whose parents cannot drive them due to chronic illness.
9 Arizona school buses burned in fire
June 12, 2015
The burnt vehicles make up nearly one-third of Piñon Unified School District’s fleet, and seven were destroyed. Quick-thinking school employees prevented further losses by driving the unburned buses out of harm’s way.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
The QSOL app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Cummins launches Android version of app
June 11, 2015
The free mobile app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
“You shouldn’t have to pay extra for technology that can help prevent a collision altogether,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart says in advocating collision avoidance systems.
NTSB calls for collision avoidance systems on new vehicles
June 11, 2015
The agency outlines what it calls the “life-saving benefits” of collision avoidance systems and recommends that they become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.
Tags: NHTSA, NTSB
School bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes empty bus
June 11, 2015
Josiah Muckey of Oregon is cited by police for careless driving after they say he fell asleep and crashed into two trees, a highway sign and a retaining wall.
School bus monitor fired after allegedly attacking students
June 11, 2015
Board members for Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools vote to fire the monitor after viewing video footage of him repeatedly shoving and grabbing a boy and pushing another child into his seat.
Adolfo Salinas has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering design and application of mobile bus air conditioning.
Bus a/c supplier ACT adds engineering director
June 11, 2015
Adolfo Salinas has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering design and application of mobile bus air conditioning.
Ron Campbell has more than two decades of bus sales experience, including with Micro Bird Inc.
Ron Campbell to lead bus sales in Canada for ASV
June 11, 2015
The industry veteran is named the new Canadian bus division national sales manager for Collins Bus parent company Allied Specialty Vehicles.
NHTSA has finalized a rule that requires electronic stability control systems on heavy trucks and some large buses, such as motorcoaches.
School buses exempt from electronic stability control mandate
June 10, 2015
NHTSA has finalized a rule that requires electronic stability control systems on heavy trucks and some large buses, but not school buses.
Rob Stiteler, formerly with Navistar, joined Leonard Bus Sales as the new director of fixed operations.
Former Navistar manager joins Leonard Bus Sales
June 10, 2015
Rob Stiteler brings nearly a decade of managerial and fixed-operations experience with Navistar International Truck and Engine Corp. to Leonard Bus Sales, where he serves as the new director of fixed operations.
Tags: New York
The Cyr Foundation for Excellence in School Transportation is expanding its educational opportunities. Shown left is Scott Goble, a foundation board member, with Pete James, a consultant, at the recent NCST in Des Moines, Iowa.
School transportation foundation expands training access
June 10, 2015
The nonprofit operated by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation in honor of Dr. Frank Cyr expands its webinar and video offerings, and will soon announce scholarship and award winners.
Freightliner Custom Chassis CEO to retire
June 9, 2015
Bob Harbin, who served as president and CEO since 2006, will retire effective July 31. He will be succeeded by David Carson, general manager of human resources for Daimler Trucks North America.
North Carolina school bus driver thwarts potential shooting
June 9, 2015
When Alice Bradley saw a man and woman headed toward her bus and the man allegedly pointed a gun at her, she drove her car toward him and they ran away. The suspects were later arrested after pulling a gun on a deputy and said they would have started shooting teachers and students.
School bus dealer awards first scholarship
June 8, 2015
American Bus Sales and Service, which represents Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, chose Trinity Renee Mitchell for the award. Mitchell, a college student, comes from a family with a long history of providing school bus service.
Tags: Maryland
First Student gains new Illinois contract
June 8, 2015
The contractor will continue to provide school transportation for McLean County Unit District No. 5 for the next three years.
Blake Krapf (center) was SBF's Contractor of the Year in 2010. At left is Donnie Fowler, then-president of the National School Transportation Association. At right is SBF's Frank Di Giacomo.
REMINDER: Nominate an outstanding school bus contractor
June 8, 2015
Know a school bus contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for School Bus Fleet’s Contractor of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is this Friday, June 12.

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