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Contractors Survey 2018

Contractors Survey 2018

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Contractors Survey 2018

Two of the top five contractors saw increases in their fleet numbers, and many survey respondents are planning to buy more buses. Respondents also report higher starting pay for drivers.

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Maintenance Survey 2020

Maintenance Survey 2020

SBF's Maintenance Survey finds that the average ratio of school buses to technicians across all fleet sizes has steadily increased over the last three years, inching up by one extra bus per year. Meanwhile, technician pay sees a small boost.

Special-Needs Survey 2020

Special-Needs Survey 2020

A slightly higher number of respondents reported aides on buses as well as technology such as video surveillance and child-check reminder devices this year. Operators continue to serve more passengers with special needs.

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2019

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2019

Includes such information as bus classifications for each offering from the large and small school bus manufacturers, suspension type for chassis, and fuel type for available engines.

North American School Bus Sales 2019

North American School Bus Sales 2019

Provides the total number of buses sold in the U.S. and Canada for the year. Also provides a breakdown of bus sales by type (Type A/B, Type C, and Type D) in the U.S. and Canada.

U.S. State by State Transportation Statistics 2017-18

U.S. State by State Transportation Statistics 2017-18

Provides a breakdown of information for each of the 50 states, including the number of K-12 public and private school students transported daily, the number of school buses in each state, and the total state aid paid for pupil transportation.

School District Survey 2019

School District Survey 2019

This survey is sent to directors and managers at school district transportation departments. Topics covered in this survey include starting driver pay and director salary, driver shortage and changes in school bus service.

Top 100 School District Fleets of 2019

Top 100 School District Fleets of 2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools climbs up one spot to rank third on the list, with the same number of route buses as last year. The district has the second-biggest in-house public school bus fleet.

Contractors Survey 2019

Contractors Survey 2019

The majority of respondents report plans to buy more buses and raise starting pay for drivers again this year. Meanwhile, results indicate that the driver shortage may be easing slightly.

Maintenance Survey 2019

Maintenance Survey 2019

SBF's Maintenance Survey finds that the average starting wage for school bus technicians is $19.37 per hour, on par with last year’s jump. Meanwhile, the driver-to-tech ratio rises slightly.

Special-Needs Survey 2019

Special-Needs Survey 2019

Nearly half of respondents reported that the percentage of their passengers who have special needs increased compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, nearly one-quarter of survey participants said driver and aide shortage is their top challenge.

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2018

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2018

Includes such information as bus classifications for each offering from the large and small school bus manufacturers, suspension type for chassis, and fuel type for available engines.

U.S. State by State Transportation Statistics 2016-17

U.S. State by State Transportation Statistics 2016-17

Provides a breakdown of information for each of the 50 states, including the number of K-12 public and private school students transported daily, the number of school buses in each state and the total state aid paid for pupil transportation.