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.

As part of an initiative to cut down on idling time, GO Riteway had T-shirts made for its drivers with a safety message on the front and “No Idling” on the back as a reminder.
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Going Beyond Alt-Fuel Buses to Go Green

Minimizing idling, maximizing tires and fuel, and recycling some shop supplies are inexpensive green strategies that transportation departments can easily implement at their operations.

A story about a motorist who was arrested for allegedly failing to stop for a school bus was the most-viewed news item on the SBF website this year. The screenshot above is from bus video posted on Missouri’s Parkway School District’s Facebook page.
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Top 5 Most-Viewed News Stories of 2018

News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered illegal school bus passing, a petition for tougher penalties on stop-arm running, and student and driver fatalities in the danger zone.

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