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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...

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...

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...

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,...

10 Bus Route Optimization Tips To Achieve Safety And Savings

Bus route optimization is centered on one system to streamline your fleet management so it’s efficient and safe for students. Here’s how: 1. Maintain accurate student information. Keep up-to-date student information...

Maintenance Troubleshooting as Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Sometimes even the most seasoned school bus technician can use a brush up on routine maintenance service. John Whelan of School District #73 in Kamloops, British Columbia, located about 150 miles...
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Hasty Choices

I learned a lesson this week about making hasty choices. I'm in a book club – it has nothing to do with pupil transportation or the law, and I just love it. The club...

Perception of Safety

When I think about safety I always come back to the following definition: Freedom from risk.  Schools are constantly facing the issue of risk as kids are transported on the school bus. And for many school districts, safety comes in the form...

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...

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...
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