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Time to prove my trust in the bus
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
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
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
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
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
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...

20 Tips for Dealing with Driver Shortage
20 Tips for Dealing with Driver Shortage

February 18, 2015
School bus driver shortage is an ongoing challenge for the industry that has gotten worse recently, SBF research has found. Here, we share best...

Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership
Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership

January 20, 2015
Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased...

School bus driver’s Christmas poem shares safety message
School bus driver’s Christmas poem shares safety message

December 22, 2014
With winter weather putting some school buses behind schedule, Laura Dean composed a poem that she describes as “a positive method to inform...

Bright ideas to make sure drivers buckle up

November 25, 2014
It’s up to each school bus driver to wear his or her seat belt at all times while operating the bus, but we know from seeing occasional reports...

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