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If you look back over the record of school bus loading/unloading fatalities, which has been compiled annually for nearly four decades, you may be alarmed....

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003611/weve-come-a-long-way

There were plenty of interesting sites to be seen over the past week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where NAPT and NASDPTS held their annual conferences. You...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003613/postcards-from-myrtle-beach

In the Los Angeles area, where the SCHOOL BUS FLEET editorial staff is based, the seasons aren’t too clearly defined. For example, here in late...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003614/its-the-time-of-the-season-for-napt

Our governor here in California, a man by the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently signed into law a ban on text-messaging while driving, effective Jan....

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003616/hands-on-the-wheel-eyes-on-the-road

I’ve often heard people in the pupil transportation industry say that the school bus is an extension of the classroom. I tend to agree. And in the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003618/making-a-big-impression

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other agencies have illustrated the unparalleled safety record of school bus transportation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003620/american-yellow-is-spreading

After an extended break, the SCHOOL BUS FLEET blog is officially back in action. Each week, my fellow editors and I will post on all things related to pupil...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003621/back-to-the-blog
Categories: Rail

Transit-oriented developments, specifically those involving light rail, can serve as a catalyst for reviving dead areas in American suburbs. Here's a look...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10009136/light-rail-breathes-life-back-into-suburbs
Categories: Management
IC Bus Exec Trish Reed Talks Propane, School Bus Sales

Reed discusses the benefits of IC Bus’ new propane school bus, which the manufacturer sees tying in to projected growth in alternative fuels.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009901/ic-bus-exec-trish-reed-talks-propane-school-bus-sales
Categories: Safety
NTSB Chief Discusses Seat Belts, Safety Technologies

In this Q&A, Christopher Hart discusses with SBF the Chesterfield and Port St. Lucie crash investigations, lap belts and lap-shoulder belts for school...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009902/ntsb-chief-discusses-seat-belts-safety-technologies
Categories: Management
20 Tips for Dealing with Driver Shortage

School bus driver shortage is an ongoing challenge for the industry that has gotten worse recently, SBF research has found. Here, we share best practices in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009903/20-tips-for-dealing-with-driver-shortage
Categories: Management
Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership

Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009909/jim-beekman-awarded-for-efficiency-efforts-keen-leadership
Categories: Safety

It’s up to each school bus driver to wear his or her seat belt at all times while operating the bus, but we know from seeing occasional reports that...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009912/bright-ideas-to-make-sure-drivers-buckle-up
Categories: Management, Safety

Valerie Robertino was impatient to get home when she pulled up behind a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. As she waited behind...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009917/school-bus-drivers-smile-went-a-long-way
Categories: Maintenance
School Bus LED Benefits Increase as Costs Decrease

The price gap between LEDs and incandescent lights has gotten smaller in recent years. With their longer life, higher light output and lower maintenance,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009919/school-bus-led-benefits-increase-as-costs-decrease
Categories: Management, Safety
For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America....

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009929/for-gallagher-commitment-to-customer-fuels-great-growth
Categories: Safety
Stop-arm incident photo is worth 1,000 words

One interesting detail in the journey of a South Carolina stop-arm camera measure through the legislative process is the role that a photo played. Bill...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009935/stop-arm-incident-photo-is-worth-1-000-words
Categories: Maintenance, Management
15 Tips to Boost Efficiency

From the bus routes to the shop to the transportation office, there are numerous opportunities to enhance efficiency. Here, directors share innovative ways...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009938/15-tips-to-boost-efficiency
Categories: Maintenance, Management
McKinney Sees Longer Bus Life, Diesel Dedication

IC Bus President John McKinney says that school buses now have an average life cycle of nearly 15 years, which means that product durability and customer...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009943/mckinney-sees-longer-bus-life-diesel-dedication
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business

Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009948/blue-bird-rallies-in-fort-valley-ramps-up-business


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