With tightening budgets, the harsh reality is that most districts across the United States have an older fleet than they’d like and they aren’t able to fully spec their buses with the latest in state-of-the-art safety features and technologies. While the average age of most school bus fleets today is around nine years, many school districts are reporting retirement of their Type C and D buses after 16 years or more.
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.
ALC Schools completed more than 1.75 million student passenger trips in 2019 and is marking the one-year anniversary of its dispatch and operations center in Raleigh, N.C.
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