“Driven to Learn,” written by Albin J. Weiler, details his experiences and those of his fellow drivers behind the wheel and includes pupil transportation lessons and tips.
AMF-Bruns’ FutureSafe Head and Backrest/Seatbelt Anchorage allows wheelchair passengers with upper mobility issues to travel safely and comfortably in the event of an accident or sudden stop. With two quick movements, the side-entry system locks behind the wheelchair passenger and/or driver to provide maximum security. The latest version of FutureSafe includes a side-wall installation option for vehicles unable to accommodate floor-mount installations due to sub-flooring. The side-wall mount attaches the FutureSafe to an aluminum track mounted on the vehicle’s interior wall.
AMF-Bruns of America
First Light’s patent-pending Illuminated School Bus Sign and Illuminated Stop Arm are designed to make the journey to and from school safer for students. Serving as its own light source, the edge-lit reflective technology creates a bright and uniform illumination that is visible over 1,000 feet, readable over 300 feet, and at multiple angles, especially in low lighting and dangerous weather conditions.
The fully sealed, externally mounted design of the Illuminated School Bus Sign prevents water and dust from entering the bus, therefore, keeping the bulkheads dry and eliminating rust. Along with quick and easy installation, the signs are low maintenance, resulting in minimal service costs, according to the supplier.
SmartStop from 247Security Inc. uses artificial intelligence technology for stop-arm violation processing. The solution is designed to automatically detect and gather information from an infraction as photographic and GPS evidence is captured, analyzed, and dispatched without the need for human interaction. With various levels of reporting available, SmartStop is able to directly provide evidence to law enforcement or other ticketing agencies. The scalable feature works with ZeusPT to deliver 1080P images during the daytime or nighttime from multiple angles.
Rosco Vision Systems’ new Eye-Max LED, in partnership with Thomas Built Buses, is designed to maximize visibility in dark and low lighting conditions. With the Eye-Max LED, objects and children in front of the school bus are clearly visible to the driver. The driver alert LEDs and illuminating undermount lights brighten the front danger zone with 200 lumens and use projection lenses to ensure maximum coverage. The mirror is also engineered to withstand pressure washes and features a modular design.
Rosco Vision Systems
The Q’Straint QRT-360 four-point tie-downs are built to withstand the higher loads of the WC18 standard and are compatible with WC19 wheelchairs. The tie-downs are automatic and retractable, utilizing energy management designs and material technologies to deliver the system’s full strength for maximum load capacity, according to the supplier.
Ann Kania, a driver for We Transport Inc., faced several challenges throughout her career, but says the safety of students was her number-one priority.
The feature is available on all versions of the school bus manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner C2 and allows the front entry doors to reopen automatically if they sense an object or obstruction in the doorway.
Katrina Self of Ohio is recognized with a plaque for putting her training to good use by reviving the child of a parent on her route.
The school transportation provider secures a five-year contract to operate 117 routes for Boise School District.
The funding will be used to expand HopSkipDrive's operations, which provide customized transportation service to children. The company also launches its service in Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will research the feasibility of offering free transportation to all students countywide.
Dynamic Specialty Vehicles is now the certified Blue Bird dealer for the entire province of Alberta.
This year’s event was held at two Orange County Public Schools locations on Feb. 4.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially delays the deadline for the final rule "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. The agency released the official notice on Feb. 4.
In honor of Love the Bus month, Polk County Public Schools shows appreciation for its transportation staff by highlighting the daily joys and challenges of their jobs.
Navistar confirms it has received an unsolicited proposal from Traton SE to acquire the company for $35 per share.
The drivers from Churchill County (Nev.) School District are recognized for their combined total of 288 years of service.
The Fleetio App Directory is a catalog of integrations from industry partners that allow users to automate fleet operations processes and centralize data.
In honor of our February 2020 special-needs issue, check out these photo submissions and those from previous stories highlighting special-needs transporters and the important aspects of their job.
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