Run by three generations over the course of the last century, Villani Bus Co. now serves dozens of school districts and transports over 7,500 students every day.
There is no gray area on testing, yet either willingly or unwillingly, drivers are still finding themselves on the wrong side of this issue, says Ronna Weber, a consultant working with the American Bus Association.
Patrick Dean, vice president of business development at family-owned Dean Transportation, shares how the company is investing in innovative training and working to mitigate the driver shortage by offering ongoing professional development.
FirstGroup sells the North American intercity bus line and U.K. bus operation First Bus as part of a plan to focus on its pupil transportation and public transit brands.
John Fowler, who lives next door to one of the company’s Florida bus terminals, keeps track of the buses in the yard. The school bus company presents him with an STI Cares Brand Ambassador goodie bag.
The school bus contractor will begin providing transportation services for Hamilton County Schools at the start of the 2019-20 school year.
Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced emissions from running the largest propane-powered fleet in Canada, as well as minimal technician shortage.
More than 50 NSTA members are participating in over 120 individual meetings in congressional offices to address industry issues such as illegal school bus passing.
Frank Naelitz of Ohio is named one of the Auto Care Association’s World Class Technicians.
Student Transportation of America continues its annual tradition of expressing appreciation for its dedicated employees.
The Alabama driver reportedly skips students’ bus stops due to disruptive behavior. He is let go for not following proper protocol and demonstrating poor student management.
About 150 employees in Omaha took part in a “Stuff-the-Bus” event, donating and collecting items for those affected by the major flood disasters in the state.
Know a contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for SBF’s 2019 Contractor of the Year award.
Location managers for the school bus contractor nominated employees for the honor, which highlights safety performance and extraordinary character.
Jim Folkes accepts the new role of vice president of communications. Mark Ramljak is the new chief operating officer.