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Remembering the Snow...

In many areas of the country, wintertime brings cold weather and snow — two good reasons to polish off your best driving skills.
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Safe2Tell: Make a Call. Make a Difference

Every day, in the newspaper, on television and on the Internet, we are faced with grim headlines: assaults, domestic violence, child abuse, gang-related issues, abductions. As the saying reminds us,…
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A Refreshing Move Made by a Superintendent

School board meetings happen all the time, namely weekly when business items are discussed and voted upon. The topics cover all aspects of school district operations and policy, including student…
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What's on Board Your Bus?

The flu season is upon us and, with that, out comes the sprays, wipes, gels and other assorted items to “kill” bacteria on the bus. School transportation employees are bombarded…
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Truck Market on Road to Recovery; School Buses Far Behind?

The Wall Street Journal published comments today from Daimler AG’s Dieter Zetsche that indicate he believes the the North American truck market has begun to rebound after truck sales plummeted…
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Keeping Eyes on the Road Starts with the Youth

School bus drivers and school transportation professionals wear many hats. Not only are they responsible for safely ferrying an estimated 45 million students each day to and from school, and…
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Getting Tough to Stop Illegal Passers of School Buses

Another child was struck and killed by a motorist this week who allegedly ignored a school bus stopped in the loading and unloading zone. To say the entire issue of…
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A Different Kind of Indecent Proposal?

A First Student bus driver in New England was arrested and released on bail prior to Thanksgiving after he allegedly solicited one of his teenage riders for sex. But the…
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Federal School Bus Underride Study In the Works

Two weeks ago during annual school transportation industry meetings in Kentucky, rumors flew around a potential NHTSA study on the problem of school bus under ride crashes and the injuries…
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Another Senseless, Avoidable Student Fatality

It's what every parent absolutely does not want to hear: your child did not die in vain. Let's hope, at least, that's the case with the crossing fatality of a…
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Top 10 Rules for Safe Winter Driving

This article is reprinted with the permission of the Thinking Driver Corporation from its winter newsletter. Spencer McDonald, Thinking Driver's president, presented at the annual NAPT conference last week in…
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