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Used School Bus Shopping Made Easy in 11 Steps

Proper research, planning, budgeting, and assistance from a reputable dealer with full-service capabilities and deep industry knowledge can make buying used school buses hassle free.

Streamlining Spec’ing to Get the Best Bus Fit

Gathering a team of staff members and coming up with a list of must-have items, as well as staying familiar with FMVSS and state regulations, can help save time and effort when working with the dealer to build the optimal bus for your operation.

Iowa updates school bus spec rules

Among changes to the state's school transportation equipment specs are requirements for remote-controlled mirrors, fluorescent seat belts for drivers, and fire block upholstery in all seating positions. Lap belts are no longer allowed on new school buses in Iowa, except for use with child seats.

Top Shops 2010

This year for our annual series, we've profiled five maintenance programs at school district and contractor fleets around the country that have led them to excel on state inspections. They have also helped to reduce the operations' costs and enhance safety.

Spec'ing tips offered at CASTO conference

SAN DIEGO — The importance of writing proper bus specifications was emphasized by Charlie Hood, Florida’s state pupil transportation director, during a session at the 38th annual conference of the California Association of School Transportation Officials in San Diego.

Keeping Warm in the Dead of Winter

The winter season ushers in some extreme weather conditions that can take a toll on transportation operations. A school bus contractor in Alaska discusses what it takes to keep passengers, staff and equipment safe and warm.

Tips and Tactics From the Top 100

Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.

Taking a Stand in Warrensburg

Four days of listening to lengthy and often meandering debate over minute details about school transportation equipment and operations would test the ...

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