School bus drivers and other transportation staff members across the U.S. were honored in Love the Bus celebrations in February. Shown here, students from Bolivia (N.C.) Elementary School pose for a photo with their bus drivers while holding up a Love the Bus poster. Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools
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Love the Bus Events Celebrate Pupil Transporters

School bus drivers and other transportation staff members across the U.S. were honored with special meals, cards, and prizes. In addition, longtime pupil transporters received recognition at events.

The district's transportation team showcased their creativity by forming a heart around the vehicle they love most: a school bus. Photo courtesy Orange County Public Schools
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PHOTOS: Love the Bus 2020

From driver appreciation meals to decorative posters and special treats from students, pupil transporters felt the love during the festivities in February.

Jed Routh, former logistics manager for Thomas Built Buses, is the manufacturer's new vice president of sales, service, and marketing. He replaces long-time Thomas Built veteran Ken Hedgecock. Photo courtesy Thomas Built Buses
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Thomas Built Buses Names New Sales, Marketing VP

Jed Routh, former logistics manager for the manufacturer’s operations team, is the new vice president of sales, service, and marketing. He replaces longtime Thomas Built veteran Ken Hedgecock.

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.

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