SAN DIEGO — The importance of writing proper bus specifications was emphasized by Charlie Hood, Florida’s state pupil transportation director, during a session at the 38th annual conference of the California Association of School Transportation Officials in San Diego.
This year for our annual series, we've profiled five maintenance programs at school district and contractor fleets around the country that have led them to excel on state inspections. They have also helped to reduce the operations' costs and enhance safety.
The winter season ushers in some extreme weather conditions that can take a toll on transportation operations. A school bus contractor in Alaska discusses what it takes to keep passengers, staff and equipment safe and warm.
Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.
One of the many challenges of transporting students with disabilities is properly spec'ing the school bus, which must be equipped to meet the varying demands of disabled children.
Before you send out your next set of bids, review your spec'ing process to ensure that it delivers the product that you want.
Shrinking school budgets are forcing some school bus fleets to look at the 'pre-owned' market, where research and comparison shopping can save thousands of dollars.
Finding the right balance between ride, handling and longevity requires planning and research.
The major benefits of light-emitting diodes are increased safety and longevity, but do they outweigh the higher initial costs?
Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.
First, determine how the bus will be used. Second, rate the importance of performance, fuel economy and serviceability. Third, consider affordability.
Four days of listening to lengthy and often meandering debate over minute details about school transportation equipment and operations would test the ...
As technology improves and demand for chilled school buses rises, more and more of the yellow vehicles are being outfitted with air conditioning syste...