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Cover Story - October 2015

10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting

By: Michael Dallessandro

Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.

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Separating boys and girls on the school bus

In Atlanta, some older boys and girls have been separated on the school bus to improve behavior. District officials tell me that their drivers are given autonomy to decide how to seat their passengers.

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10 Tips to Bolster Bus Checks for Sleepers

To make sure no child is left behind, school bus operations should have clear procedures for drivers to follow, enforce consequences, and provide frequent reminders and recognition.


All purpose cleaner

Oil Eater’s foaming aerosol All Purpose Cleaner is pH-neutral, non-toxic, biodegradable and will not harm the skin, company officials said.


Seat foam, covers

TRP’s individually packaged bus seat covers and foam come in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs, and ensuring the covers are clean and ready to install, company officials said.


Fuel tracking app

The Fleetio Fuel app, free for all Fleetio users, is designed to let drivers log fuel in seconds.

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