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The Role of the School Bus in Disaster Operations

The last several weeks have demonstrated both the fearful power of Mother Nature and the resilience of people to respond to tragedy. The hurricanes that have devastated parts of the Caribbean, Houston, and so...

What is Influencing the Growth of Electric School Buses?

I spend a lot of time these days reading, listening to and discussing the use of electricity to propel school buses compared to conventional diesel and other alternatives, such as renewable diesel, CNG and LPG....

Roundup: Violent Student, Tracking App, Bus Funding Veto

An Oklahoma school bus driver handled the situation well when a fifth-grade boy became angry and attacked him on the bus. During a route in the El Reno School District, an...

The Era of Big Data is Here, But Long Live Small Data!

Everywhere you look people are talking about the transformative nature of big data. The increasing sophistication of technology and the nearly ubiquitous connections between these systems provides a virtually bottomless pit of data to...
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Crowdsourcing Solutions at the STN EXPO

As the STN EXPO kicks off in earnest today, over 650 regular conference attendees and another several hundred more vendors and school bus technicians coming for Blue Bird and Thomas Built Buses training will...

The Culture Club Habit

Odds are the school district or school bus company you work for or work with is experiencing a driver shortage. What’s new, right? Now ask yourself what role your department’s or company’s employee culture...

Data Points: Trends & Challenges

The stock market is up today, but yesterday it was down. Why? You’d think those decisions were made from fear and greed, when actually it’s some high-frequency computer algorithm that’s seeing a trend and...

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...

First Take: The Anatomy of Media (Non) Bias

The “Making the Grade” segment produced for PBS by Education Week that aired May 16 dove into the murky waters of three-point, lap-shoulder restraint systems. If you have yet to watch it, check it...

PBS Segment on School Bus Seat Belts Hits Nail on Head

PBS News Hour aired a segment last month on seat belts on large school buses. The piece, produced by Education Week, covered what we in the industry know is a very complex matter in...
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