Don Harder is not only a Northern California fleet manager, but one of the biggest personalities you'll meet in the industry. As an accomplished as he is in the school bus garage, Harder is also a well-known rock climber in Yosemite National Park. He highlights this month's new feature on "Garage Stars" that profiles fleet experts nationwide.
The Micro Bird Type-A brand is an industry leader in more ways than one, as it draws upon the Girardin family legacy of embracing innovation, such as the propane autogas minibus. This year, Girardin celebrates its 50th anniversary as a school bus manufacturer.
On the Cover: From left, Michael Tornabe, Joe DiGiacomo, Corey Muirhead and Michael Cordiello help steer Logan Bus Company. It takes a lot of determination to operate school bus service in New York City. But by staying true to family values and always striving to do the best job possible for students, Logan Bus stands out among 80 local school bus contractors and many more that are vying for a piece of the Big Apple.
Thomas Built Buses President and CEO Caley Edgerly to talk about the evolution of the school bus manufacturer over the past century and to discuss the direction toward tomorrow.Hundred-year birthdays are a big deal. So we catch up this month with
Pamela Hopson of private school Campbell Hall in Los Angeles uses the SafeStop app to track the location and on-time arrival of five school buses, with the result being peace of mind for parents and school administrators.
With new wheelchair securement standards in effect to provide total securement for students, read about the challenges school therapists and transporters are having in obtaining proper equipment from wheelchair manufacturers. The topic will be a major point of discussion at this month's TSD Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
Today's school buses come equipped with diagnostic power to assist technicians with getting in front of maintenance issues sooner rather than later, leading to increased efficiency, reduced costs and more peace of mind.