Did You Make a Defensible Decision?

I’ve written a book about it.  I’ve given presentations about it.  I’ve made it a focus of my career to teach school transportation professionals how to make a legally defensible…
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2015 Love the Bus Photos

"School bus drivers play a critical role in the lives and educations of the nation's students, and the Love the Bus program is a fun way for us to recognize…
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Priorities in Training

A parent approaches a school bus door as he is just finishing a conversation, which you overhear, about his recent trip to West Africa. It looks like he might have…
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Is NHTSA Reopening School Bus Seat Belt Issue?

It certainly looks that way, as ABC's Good Morning America reports NHTSA is re-examine the polarizing issue, indicating the industry's Great Debate will renew.
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Beyond Broken Windows

In safety, we often focus on policies and procedures, training and maintenance, while trying to employ some behavior-based safety ideas. However, sometimes it's the little things that can have the…
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Roundup: Free-Range Parenting, Fuel Prices and More

Not long ago, children routinely moved around their neighborhoods by foot or by bicycle, and that was often how they traveled to and from school. That is no longer the…
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Roundup: Bus Seat Belts for North Dakota?

Monday's school bus-train collision in rural Larimore, North Dakota could spark renewed seat belt debate within the state legislature, reports Brandi Jewett of the Grand Forks Herald.
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Dealing Effectively With Parents

Preventing problem behavior on your school bus is only part of the equation. In addition to dealing with student behavior, drivers also have to deal with the parents of students.…
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What Is It Like To Be a School Bus Driver?

What is it like to be a school bus driver? This is one of the questions a lot of us school bus drivers get asked, Other than, "how do you…
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We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident ...

Wikipedia tells us "A truism is a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to be hardly worth mentioning". I think we would all agree that our work as…
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Brandon Billingsley: A Bear in the Best Possible Ways

I called Brandon Billingsley "bear." I'm fairly certain many who knew him had the same or a similar nickname. If you knew the late president and owner of Heavy Duty…
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