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Cover Story - April 2012

Emergency preparedness: How’s your department’s ‘C3’?

By: Phillip A. Haldaman

Developing an emergency preparedness plan based on command, control and communication can help to reduce injuries and potentially save lives. Building relationships with first responders can ensure your operation’s viability in the emergency response cycle by bringing awareness of what it has to offer during crises.


Sleep for safety

Good sleep is important for everyone’s well-being, but it’s even more crucial for those who work in transportation.


NAPT News & Views — Belts in buses: Will NTSB tip the scale?

The question of whether to install seat belts on large school buses has been an emotional, contentious issue for a very long time. School bus professionals with a particular interest in this issue should not miss NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart’s presentation at the NAPT Summit in Memphis, Tenn., this October. When he talks, everyone should be listening carefully.


Rebel with a cause

I never met Joe Mirabella, but I got the sense that he was committed to doing what he felt was right — even if that meant going against the grain.

Dan Maybury, a First Student service manager, works on buses running in Hempfield Area School District.

Forging a successful partnership

The strain of managing an in-house transportation department was running Hempfield Area School District ragged. Contracting out to First Student brought equipment and safety improvements, all while cutting costs.



Zonar’s new ZTrak solution is designed to aid in recovery of missing equipment and to help asset managers coordinate logistics and track the locations of valuable material.


Essentials Series systems

GlasWeld’s Essentials Series systems contain all the equipment a technician needs to perform windshield repair, headlight restoration or glass scratch removal, according to the company.


SafetyTrax AVL tire pressure integration

Doran’s tire pressure monitoring system and Safety Vision’s SafetyTrax AVL have been integrated to create a web-based software application that provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators, along with tire pressures and temperatures for fleet vehicles.


SolarPulse SP-24-6

PulseTech Products Corp.’s SolarPulse SP-24-6 is a military-tested solar panel system solution to charge and maintain vehicles and equipment left outdoors in long-term storage.

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