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Who Are You Again?

Who Are You Again?

Have you ever heard a conversation at your transportation department similar to this one? Dispatcher at 3:10 p.m.: Base to bus 239. Driver: 239. Go ahead. Dispatcher: Do you have Madeline Dallessandro on your bus? Driver: No, I don’t. Dispatcher: Her mom is on the phone, and she says she was in school today. Driver: Well, she is not on my

6 Questions to Ask When Considering Joint Transportation

6 Questions to Ask When Considering Joint Transportation

discussions about this topic, hand them your copy of SBF and ask them to review this article. It may cause some adjustments to be made to the next meeting’s agenda. I welcome your feedback. Send comments to mdallessandro@lakeshore.wnyric.org. Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake

Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail

Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail

are an indicator of larger incidents to come if we do not intervene and remind our drivers to think about what they are doing. Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore (N.Y.) Central School District and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET Magazine.   Smith System safety principles The widely known Smith System safety

Is a shared transportation director good for your operation?

Is a shared transportation director good for your operation?

as reasonably possible for your shared director. Good health and low stress can help ensure your shared program has long-term success.    Michael Dallessandro is supervisor of transportation at Livonia (N.Y.) Central School District and an SBF editorial advisory board member. He can be reached

Raising Morale: The Trickle-Down Approach

Raising Morale: The Trickle-Down Approach

to be valued and included. I would like to thank Transportation Director Shea Schreiber from the Alexander (N.Y.) Central School District for giving me the inspiration to write this article. If you have a topic you would like addressed in a future article or would like to comment on this one, e-mail me at MPDBUS1@aol.com. Michael Dallessandro

Do You Suffer From POSD?

Do You Suffer From POSD?

Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET.

Best Practices in Driver Dress

Best Practices in Driver Dress

of individual employees as you notice them, you can often head off problems before they spread through the department and become a major headache. Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET.  

Stimulate Staff With Novel Training Techniques

Stimulate Staff With Novel Training Techniques

block,” where you have already done every idea you have for training. Do you have a great training idea? E-mail it to me with any photos at MPDBUS1@aol.com, and you might see your idea featured in a future issue of SBF. Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent

Pre-Licensing Driver Training: Ensuring Success One Session at a Time

Most people who have worked in pupil transportation for at least a few years know that to become a school bus driver, one must obtain a commercial ...

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