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.
Some readers welcomed the idea, saying it’s out-of-the-box thinking. Others expressed concerns about current bus drivers losing opportunities to pick up extra hours for more pay.
Some Carmel Clay Schools elementary school teachers are being trained to drive routes before and after the school day this upcoming school year, and will receive $18,000 to do so.
The state Department of Education recognizes 16 school districts for their commitment to ensuring safe and efficient student transportation.
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.
Patrick Dean, vice president of business development at family-owned Dean Transportation, shares how the company is investing in innovative training and working to mitigate the driver shortage by offering ongoing professional development.
More than 30 public and private school bus operators and 25 supplier and manufacturer companies share ideas at the inaugural networking event in Miami.
Pat Schofill, director of pupil transportation for the Georgia Department of Education, describes the state’s school bus drivers as “honest, hardworking, and child-focused.”
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.
The director of transportation at Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 shares some of her transportation department's best practices.
Posts on the many tasks involved in being a school bus driver and a petition to make stop-arm running against federal law with steeper penalties drew the most attention on SBF’s blog and social media.
A Colorado transportation director discusses with attendees the key leadership skills for keeping drivers on board.
State Sen. Carl Marcellino is honored for supporting safe student transportation and sponsoring a bill on pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers, which recently became law.