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The Top 5 Things to Look For in a Fleet Maintenance System

When was the last time you selected your new fleet maintenance system? If it was a few years ago, then you probably used standard criteria for evaluating the new system among tens of available...

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...

The 5-Minute Rule: Why You Need It

One of the drawbacks to getting old is that I can’t always remember things that seemed very important when I first thought of them. Most of the time, I solve this...

The Future of Driver Safety is Here Now

None of us in the school bus transportation industry can ever foresee the day when a school bus does not have an adult in the driver seat. What we can expect is for the...

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...
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