This survey is sent to directors and managers at school district transportation departments and school bus contractor companies. The survey covers equipment that's included on respondents' buses, such as GPS, lap-shoulder belts, cameras and student tracking systems.
By School Bus Fleet Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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, bus-to-dispatcher ratio and driver shortage.
Los Angeles Unified adds route buses and returns to the spot it held before last year. But Clark County remains the biggest all-public school bus fleet.
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.
SBF’s Maintenance Survey finds that more than half of respondents have shop staff driving often or even daily. Meanwhile, average starting pay for school bus technicians jumps to $19.70 per hour.
SBF’s Special-Needs Survey finds that child-check devices are common, but student tracking systems aren’t. Meanwhile, many operations are transporting more special-needs students this year.