The school bus contractor gives the bus and a $2,500 check to Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools to help provide free meals for children during the summer.
Bus Crossing Guard, an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus, has been installed on 10 buses that transport McKinney ISD students.
A new school bus driver recruiter shares lessons learned in her first year on the job. Safety is the real No. 1 priority, bus drivers have an extraordinary amount of influence on children, and the job is not for everyone, she finds.
With the school bus contractor’s new app, Durham Bus Tracker, parents can view the location of their child’s bus in relation to their bus stop.
The contractor donated a newly retrofitted school bus to Knowledge Quest, an educational non-profit organization in Tennessee. Bridgestone Tires donated new tires for the bus.
The contractor was recognized as the top corporate sales team for the Special Olympics Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby for the seventh year, having sold 3,312 ducks and raised $14,094 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Charlie Bruce is named director of business operations at the school bus dealership. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
The contractor made LATINO Magazine’s list of the top 100 companies that provide the most opportunities for Latinos. Meanwhile, Durham has acquired Folmsbee’s Transportation Inc. in New York.
Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.
The contractor donated 10 buses and drivers to transport participants of the Special Olympics of Illinois’ annual Torch Run Plane Pull. Teams from local law enforcement agencies and the general public participated in a tug-of-war challenge on Saturday against an Airbus A300 aircraft weighing more than 180,000 pounds.
In addition to raising $11,194 through duck sales, the team donates $5,000, which will help support year-round athletic training and competition for almost 21,500 Special Olympics athletes.
The American School Bus Council takes part in the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Bus Ride to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. National School Transportation Association member Durham School Services provides the three yellow buses that are used in the event.
Joseph Marek, who works for the company’s Spokane, Wash., location, is among 19 Durham employees who hold master technician status.