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Special-Needs Survey 2019

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.

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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.

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.

North American School Bus Sales 2018

North American School Bus Sales 2018

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.

School District Survey 2018

School District Survey 2018

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.

Top 100 School District Fleets of 2018

Top 100 School District Fleets of 2018

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.

Contractors Survey 2018

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.

Maintenance Survey 2018

Maintenance Survey 2018

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.

Special-Needs Survey 2018

Special-Needs Survey 2018

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.

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2017

Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2017

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 2017

North American School Bus Sales 2017

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.

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