School buses play a key position in athletics
April 24, 2015
With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high...
New Thomas Built CEO Discusses New CNG Bus, Plant Expansion
April 22, 2015
Caley Edgerly takes the helm as the school bus OEM launches another alternative-fuel option and works to increase plant production by 25%.
Making vital connections at School Bus Xchange
April 13, 2015
In the end, it was about breaking down barriers and building connections. With SBX attendees hailing from all over the nation, we heard that many are...
10 Tips for Stepping Up School Bus Security
April 3, 2015
From thorough pre-trip inspections to building rapport with students, here are 10 practices that can help prevent or respond to security threats.
Time to prove my trust in the bus
March 23, 2015
My personal support for the school bus has essentially been “on paper” — until now. With my son about to start riding the school bus, I...
How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems
March 20, 2015
Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.
District’s school bus seat belt project is a proactive step
March 10, 2015
Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will test out lap-shoulder belts on six of its buses. Several aspects of the program are interesting, such as that...
IC Bus Exec Trish Reed Talks Propane, School Bus Sales
February 25, 2015
Reed discusses the benefits of IC Bus’ new propane school bus, which the manufacturer sees tying in to projected growth in alternative fuels.
Home-side stops should be goal, not mandate
February 23, 2015
Legislators have recently proposed bills that would require school buses to pick up and drop off students on the side of the road that they live on. That...
NTSB Chief Discusses Seat Belts, Safety Technologies
February 20, 2015
In this Q&A, Christopher Hart discusses with SBF the Chesterfield and Port St. Lucie crash investigations, lap belts and lap-shoulder belts...