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Lower Cost and Lower Emissions of Biodiesel Add Up

Lower Cost and Lower Emissions of Biodiesel Add Up

Reducing emissions in an affordable way doesn’t have to be hard. Read more in this case study of a Midwestern city’s experience running their bus fleet on biodiesel.

Benefits of busHive Go Beyond Trip Management for New Jersey School Bus Contractor

Benefits of busHive Go Beyond Trip Management for New Jersey School Bus Contractor

For B.R. Williams Inc. in Woodstown, New Jersey, off-site trips are an important revenue source and an opportunity to deliver stellar service for their school district partners. To help handle its big workload of trips, the contractor turned to busHive’s powerful and user-friendly software.

Arkansas District Says Pandemic Was Perfect Time to Implement Routefinder PLUS

Arkansas District Says Pandemic Was Perfect Time to Implement Routefinder PLUS

In the midst of a global pandemic, Gravette Public Schools decided to implement Transfinder’s latest routing software, Routefinder PLUS. The decision paid off as Gravette was forced, like many districts, to add routes and adjust to a changing climate caused by COVID-19. The district went from having 40 routes to 80 routes overnight. Having access to the powerful browser-based routing solution from any computer with internet access also turned out to be a gamechanger for the district.

The Benefits of Implementing the Latest Wheelchair Securement Standards

The Benefits of Implementing the Latest Wheelchair Securement Standards

The safety of your students is your highest priority, and transporting students in wheelchairs requires even greater preparation, attention to detail, and observation of your fl eet in order to ensure these students’ safety.

Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Preventive Maintenance Checklist

School bus maintenance veteran Brad Barker provides this preventive maintenance checklist, which is designed to be followed in order for consistent, thorough inspections.

10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting

10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting

Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth, and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.

National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures

National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures

These specifications for school buses and operational procedures are available for states to consider when establishing their standards, specifications, recommendations, and guidelines.

15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation

15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation

Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts. This white paper is reprinted from a July 2015 SBF article.

5 Tips for Connecting With Special-Needs Students

5 Tips for Connecting With Special-Needs Students

Using visuals and short, simple statements can help school bus staff better communicate with students who have hearing, vision and cognitive impairments as well as physical endurance issues. Meanwhile, transportation directors should build a solid communication plan between drivers and aides, teachers, nurses and parents.

20 Tips for Dealing with Driver Shortage

20 Tips for Dealing with Driver Shortage

Here, we share best practices in tackling school bus driver shortage, from boosting recruiting efforts to addressing absenteeism.

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