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busHive Bolsters Teamwork for Field Trips

busHive Bolsters Teamwork for Field Trips

After using an antiquated field trip program for over 30 years – Canyon School District explored ways to bring their trip operations to the 21st century. busHive turned out to be the “game-changer” they needed.

Cloud 9: Nine Reasons Districts Should Move Data to the Cloud

Cloud 9: Nine Reasons Districts Should Move Data to the Cloud

When you hear the expression “on cloud 9” it’s usually about that feeling you have when you’re “in love.” Well, we have found that our clients who have decided to have their data hosted on the cloud are “in love” with this service. Hear for yourself nine reasons transportation departments like yours are on Cloud 9 by being hosted “in the cloud.”

Prep Your Fleet for the Restart

Prep Your Fleet for the Restart

As you navigate immediate challenges, also start prepping for the coming school year. Take this time to find additional funds, evaluate your fleet technology, clean up data and records, enhance student safety, and keep drivers and employees busy. The new normal is on the way. View this white paper to see if your fleet is ready.

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.

7 Steps to Successfully Adopt an Electric School Bus

7 Steps to Successfully Adopt an Electric School Bus

Battery-electric school buses eliminate tailpipe emissions and can curb operating costs, but incorporating them into a fleet requires careful planning, staff training, and evaluating options. This guide will help you successfully adopt electic school buses to your fleet.

10 Tips For Greater School Bus Security

10 Tips For Greater School Bus Security

Experts share advice on how to help keep school buses and sites secure, and manage students’ concerns about their safety. Including bus drivers in security plans and reporting suspicious behavior are key.

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.

The Yellow School Bus Industry

The Yellow School Bus Industry

This resource from the National School Transportation Association provides an overview of pupil transportation, explaining the structure of the industry and the various issues that come into play.

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.