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School Bus Driver Leaves 2 Students at Bus Stop

A North Carolina bus driver waits five minutes for students to board and then resumes the route. The mother of one of the students is trying to press charges against the driver, but the district says the driver followed protocol.

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Maine could adopt new rule about transporting alcohol on buses

The state Department of Education is considering a rule next year that would prohibit school bus drivers from having unopened containers of alcohol in their vehicles after students found their driver's unopened beer on the bus. Currently, there is no state law that prohibits this.

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Crime and punishment

In the February issue, Executive Editor Thomas McMahon described an incident in which a school bus driver was charged with illegally passing another school bus. He asked readers to tell us how they would respond to such an incident at their operation, and what offenses lead to immediate termination.

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Innovative Driving Course Sharpens Skills

Before the start of the school year, Harford County Public Schools sets up an elaborate range of obstacles to test its bus drivers. Learning from past accidents and mastering difficult maneuvers are key steps to maximizing safety.

Vehicle inspection is one area where Salem-Keizer’s transportation staff wanted to see improvement. In tracking its progress, the shop realized it was not meeting its stringent schedule and adjusted its baseline to meet its goals.
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District boosts communication, efficiency with ISO program

Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials have seen increased efficiency and improved communication as a result of modeling their district after the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 quality management system....

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When the mercury falls

How do you, as transportation professionals, prepare your staff for situations that are not explained in your policies and procedures manual?

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Is the Bus Depot Fit for Daycare?

When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.

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Disappearing Act

Driver absenteeism can make a transportation manager’s life miserable. When drivers do not come to work, a dark veil is cast over the entire departmen...

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