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Social Media and School Bus Drivers

Social media has become an integral part of daily life for most individuals. As a result, it is seemingly impossible to go through the day without utilizing it for any given purpose. From employees...

What to Do About the Increasing Complexity of School Bus Systems

For every school district, the key mission is to provide the best possible education for its children. Having well-qualified teachers is the main dependency to help them fulfill this mission. But there are a...

Make the Repairs Fit the Numbers

School bus fleet maintenance managers face challenges in trying to control costs that continue to rise sometimes as much as four times a year. Costs are increasing very quickly for tires,...

Recruiting Great Drivers

At the beginning of the school year (2017-2018) my team and I walked away from our bus route bidding event with each and every route filled. We beat the odds and the national bus...

8 Words Conference Presenters Want to Hear

Whether you are a keynote speaker or addressing a pupil transportation committee this summer, there are eight words that will effectively enhance your self-esteem. These eight words can have such a profound impact on...

Working with Stakeholders and Powerbrokers

I read your article in STN and am very intrigued by it. A lot of what I read I have been attempting to do or have already done. One issue I have is...

Picking Your Battles

Recently I received a call from a frantic, newly appointed supervisor of transportation, who was overwhelmed by excessive calls from a parent of a child with disabilities. The caller described a...

Power Steering Repair

On the School Bus Mechanic Blog, John takes a look at a Haldex Two Stage Power Steering Pump from a 1998 Pusher School Buses. Take a look and let us know what you think....

Headlines: Savings, Double Deckers, Moon Shine

A Florida district is set to save $11 million by changing how it runs its buses. A school in Ontario looks to red, London-style double decker buses to solve budget woes. A Pennsylvania...

Monday Rundown

The Kalamazoo Gazette offers more thoughts on the assault of a school bus driver. Apparently, it will take some time before the district can coordinate a policy on staff and training to prevent assaults...
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