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Cover Story - September 2013

Directors wearing 2 hats balance responsibilities

By: Nicole Schlosser

Bus service is just one part of the duties many transportation directors need to juggle on a daily basis. Getting the right people on board, delegation, planning and prioritizing are essential.

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School buses: no trespassing

As with stop-arm running, an important component in any campaign against school bus trespassing is public awareness. Parents and others need to know that they are prohibited from boarding the bus.


NAPT News & Views — Like fire drills, shooter drills are vital

We need to develop a proactive approach — meaning run purposefully, hide intelligently and fight fiercely, in that order (fight only as a last resort) — to an active shooter scenario and teach it to everyone, especially students. The drill should be done in conjunction with local law enforcement personnel.

The JobClock Hornet is a wireless time clock that tracks remote bus drivers in real time. The technology automatically sends digital time records to the payroll offices of drivers being tracked.

Track time to save time

JobClock Hornet from ExakTime is a wireless time clock that tracks employees’ hours, location and job activities. Digital time records are automatically sent to payroll offices, helping to increase efficiency and save money by reducing the potential for inaccuracy on paper timecards.


GreenRoad’s Advanced Tracking

Officials say that GreenRoad’s Advanced Tracking provides fleet operators with a new level of insight into fleet performance, resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilization and enhanced productivity.


School bus seat covers

Manufactured to meet national standards and all FMVSS safety requirements for school bus seating, TRP’s new line of seat covers fit all major applications, including IC Bus, Blue Bird and Thomas Built, according to the supplier.


Aqueous Parts Washers

Cuda’s Aqueous Parts Washers use environmentally safe cleaning detergents and hot water to wash engines, transmissions and machined parts.


Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer

The IPA Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer has been redesigned to include air toggle valves, an internal storage compartment, side mounted hose hangers and holsters for aftermarket air chucks.



REI’s A.R.M.O.R.-Insight, a fleet management software solution, provides comprehensive, user-friendly reporting tools that help increase efficiencies, according to the company.


AR18 four-post alignment lift

Rotary Lift’s new AR18 four-post alignment lift easily adapts to meet the needs of independent repair shops and mixed fleets, among others, officials said.

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