The news program cites School Bus Fleet data on driver shortage and interviews Thomas McMahon on the topic.
Edmond Public Schools consolidates some bus stops and cuts courtesy service to neighborhoods within 1 mile of a school.
The online assessment, developed with The Dash Group, is designed to measure a current or prospective school bus driver's decision-making ability.
Muncie Community Schools canceled the first two days of school due to transportation delays, no-show buses, and incorrect routes.
The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.
Many Top 50 survey respondents offer bonuses or other monetary incentives. Nearly half ramp up their advertising to recruit drivers as shortages continue to be a challenge.
There are other commercial driving jobs that pay more than driving a school bus, but they don’t involve transporting students. The opportunity to contribute to children’s education and safety could spark interest in the job.
The company will now provide safety compliance audits and conduct on-site driver file reviews and safety training leadership programs.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools starts a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.
I’ve been reluctant to write about this topic, but I felt that our story would provide valuable insights into the experience of a special-needs student, the importance of retaining good drivers, and the difficult decisions parents often face.
NAPT and SBF are researching issues related to school bus driver shortage. Transportation directors and hiring managers are asked to complete a survey on the subject. The deadline is Monday.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools cancels some school bus routes three days in a row. The bus drivers’ union says that the district is 50 to 70 drivers short.
At 80, Marilyn Loveland turns in the keys to her bus. She drove for Grass Lake (Mich.) Community Schools.