Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2019 included strategies for training and staff management, safe practices for loading and unloading the school bus, and tips for driver recruitment.
Olentangy Local School District's student population is growing fast. Getting driver feedback on routing and enhancing training help the district efficiently transport more than 10,000 students to and from school every day.
Mindy Feldbaum, the vice president of workforce programs at AARP Foundation, offers guidance on accommodating and retaining employees from a variety of age groups.
Lynn Pittman has logged over 1 million miles over the course of his career driving for Spartanburg School District One in South Carolina.
Why do school bus drivers quit? Here, a veteran driver presents a list of common concerns among his colleagues.
As the hustle and bustle of the new school year ramps up, remember to take a minute to slow down and breathe.
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.
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.
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.