Glenda Daughtry, who recently retired, had worked as a bus driver and teacher’s aide for Sampson County Schools in Clinton, N.C. Many districts in the state require certain staff members to obtain their CDL and drive buses when needed. Photo courtesy Vicki Westbrook
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Helping School Bus Drivers Turn Downtime Into Uptime

Texas and North Carolina transportation departments fill the gap in drivers’ schedules with work opportunities beyond more routes, such as administrative, cleaning, and technical tasks, and tap other staff to ease driver shortage. Meanwhile, an Illinois contractor offers space for socializing and relaxation.

File photo courtesy JD Hardin
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More Than ‘Just a School Bus Driver’

A Georgia school bus driver shares a letter he wrote appealing to the school board and public to recognize all the tasks involved in being a school bus driver beyond driving, from inspection to cleanup to child care. 

John Polli, president and CEO of Reliance Student Transportation, says the company values efficient employee training and driver recruitment.
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School Bus Contractor Driven to Boost Safety, Training

From purchasing and operating one school bus company to later establishing another from the ground up, Reliance Student Transportation President and CEO John Polli has proven his dedication and commitment to the school bus industry.

Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 honors drivers during an annual recognition luncheon and includes students and other transportation staff members. Photo courtesy Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District
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10 Tips for Boosting School Bus Driver Morale

Enhancing driver satisfaction is key to developing a more cohesive and supportive workplace. Here, we share 10 tips for promoting positive driver engagement, from team-building activities to training resources that can help drivers do their job more effectively.

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