Differing views on seat belt issue
If you’ve followed the debate on seat belts in school buses over the years, you won’t be surprised that my latest editorial on the topic drew doz...
How Ed Bobit impacted pupil transportation
Beyond his contributions in trade magazine publishing, including SCHOOL BUS FLEET, what you may not know about Ed Bobit is the crucial role he playe...
Committed to lifelong learning
Peter Lawrence estimated that he put in about 1,000 hours in just the last year as he worked on his dissertation. That was in addition to continuing his full...
We need to be clear that the debate is not compartmentalization vs. lap-shoulder belts. These three-point restraint systems can work together with compartmen...
Rather than resting on the fact that the yellow bus is the long-established safest form of school transportation, we need to be constantly asking ourselves t...
5 incidents that never should have happened
While each of these occurrences involved children being stranded on a school bus, there are unusual — and in some cases even shocking — details i...
Contractors target top issues for 2014
NSTA President Tim Flood points to the challenges of a regulatory environment that he says could hinder the efficiency of contractors’ operations and i...
School bus contractors target top issues for 2014
As contractors gather for NSTA's Midwinter Meeting, they will discuss a plethora of pressing issues. We asked several executives what they see as the top iss...
Stats show safer roads
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s latest Fatality Analysis Reporting System data, there were 33,561 highway deaths in...
Crossing guards at school bus stops?
We have crossing guards to help students safely cross the street around schools. Why not have a built-in crossing guard on every school bus?