Zum has expanded its children’s ridesharing service to eight cities. Photo courtesy Zum
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Zum Expands Ride Service to 8 Cities

In addition to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the children’s ridesharing company will now provide transportation to schools in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Miami; Phoenix; Dallas; Chicago; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

School Bus Fleet ConneX (SBFX) will convene in Scottsdale, Ariz., from April 22 to 24, 2020. Shown here is a roundtable discussion at the inaugural edition of SBFX, which was held in Miami, Fla., in April 2019.
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School Bus Fleet ConneX to Return in 2020

Next year’s event will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale, Ariz., for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other networking activities.

SBF’s annual Photo Contest provides a closer look into the world of pupil transportation. Shown here is one of the winning 2019 entries from Jay Hamrick.
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Getting a Glimpse Into the World of the Yellow Bus

Submissions to our annual photo contest provide yet more evidence of the fact that the pupil transporter is so much more than “just a bus driver.” There are so many talented people — and not just drivers — in this profession.

Winner: Jay Hamrick, a flex driver/trainer for Blue Springs (Mo.) R-IV School District, shared this shot of the bright red autumn leaves reflecting along the bus’s windows before his early morning route. He also pointed out that the moon was still shining in the sky above the bus.
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PHOTOS: School Bus Fleet's 2019 Photo Contest

Winning entries in the 15th edition of School Bus Fleet’s Photo Contest present a closer look at some of the remarkable, day-to-day scenes of pupil transportation. These shots were selected from 103 total entries, which were judged by SBF’s editors.

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.

Door prizes were also given at the event by organizers Derek Graham (shown left in red), and David Murphy of HSM.
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PHOTOS: Love the Bus 2019

School districts and contractors across the U.S. treated pupil transporters to breakfasts and presented awards. Special guests included dignitaries and mascots.

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