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A Different Kind of Smoking Bus

Tom Vanderbilt, author and the proprietor of the blog "How We Drive," touches on the subject of smoking while driving, prompted by a comment made by a reader, a school…
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Thomas Built Buses Dealers Gets in on Tech Competition Craze

We saw this story on a recent in-house competition for heavy-duty truck technicians held at Empire Truck Sales in Slidell, La. In addition to Thomas buses, the Jackson, Miss.-based dealership…
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School Bus Safety Misses Kids Like Marcus

Crashes happen. They are a byproduct of life. But accidents they rarely are. Usually, a traffic collision results from some sort of operator error. Short of a vehicle malfunction, they…
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Social Networking the Old Fashioned Way: Be Bold

I’ve given presentations at a number of conferences this summer, in all parts of the country. Concern about transportation professionals’ relationship with immediate supervisors, superintendents, and boards of education is…
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Not Quite the Kind of PR One Desires

Or is it?Bob Braun of the Star-Ledger newspaper in New Jersey had a lede yesterday in a crime story that made us chuckle:
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CTO Responsible for MaxxForce Leaving Navistar

Automotive World reported yesterday that Dr. Helmut Endres is no longer with Navistar International Truck & Engine. Endres came to Navistar in 2006 and became chief technical officer and vice…
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No Wonder There are So Many Crashes on the Road

Here's a head scratcher for you: last week, the following exchange between two online forum users occurred regarding proposed school bus budget cuts in California by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger. It…
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