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Retain Your Drivers With Smart Fleet Technology

Retain Your Drivers With Smart Fleet Technology

Every industry faces a persisting driver shortage. To stay staffed with safe, professional drivers, many companies recruit from competitors, and even other industries, in an ongoing cycle of turnover that leaves difficult-to-fill gaps. Before reaching for the proverbial wallet, explore other methods of retaining drivers and operators, especially your top performers.

New Mexico District Sees Great Gains with busHive

New Mexico District Sees Great Gains with busHive

After ditching its manual trip system and switching to busHive, Española Public Schools has benefited from better communication and big savings in time — with efficiency nearly doubling.

Lower Cost and Lower Emissions of Biodiesel Add Up

Lower Cost and Lower Emissions of Biodiesel Add Up

Bus fleets everywhere are looking for ways to reduce emissions without blowing up budgets. This case study shows how one Midwestern city has run their bus fleet on biodiesel for years, reaping the benefits of lower emissions without a higher cost.

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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