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An Introduction to the Topic of Sexual Predators

After catching a presentation by Dr. Duane Dobbert at another conference a few years back, Bill Paul, the founder of School Transportation News, invited him to speak at the 2007…
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Parents Concerned Over Bus Routes Changes

Families in Memphis, Tenn., are fuming over some recent changes to the school district's bus routes. In an effort to lower costs to the tune of $6 million, 200 bus…
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Predators Beyond Our Borders

There is no one country that is free from the dangers and dehumanization caused by sexual predators. They prey on every age group in every community. They do not wear…
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DIY: Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid?

It might not give step-by-step instructions for retrofitting your school bus, but a new book purports to tell readers how they, too, can create their own plug-in hybrid electric vehicle…
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Tales of Lost Love, Never-Forgotten Memories

Hilton Head, S.C., newspaper The Island Packet recently posted a collection of its readers' stories revolving around the yellow bus. The memories include a tale of a first kiss and…
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Prices on the Rise for 2010 Large Bus Models

A few weeks ago IC Bus announced between a $6,000 and $8,000 increase for its line of 2010 model year school buses with advanced EGR engine technology that meets EPA…
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You've Heard of Adopt-a-Highway, Now There's Adopt-a-Watt

A new program that solicits corporate sponsorship of solar-power lights around communities, like at a Taylor, Mich., school district's bus stops, is being offered around the nation to help promote…
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You Need This Book

Although I consider Dr. Duane Dobbert a friend, this is not an advertisement for him; he doesn't need it. In 2004, Duane released Halting the Sexual Predators Among Us: Preventing…
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Another One Gets Away...

After being arrested for failing to register as a sex offender, John Gilbert Gray, 27, was found with the following items: a cell phone (which he was not allowed to…
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iPhone Makes It Easier

Unlike too many people to count, I do not own an iPhone. I am stuck with a wireless carrier that does not offer it. But, after reading an interesting article,…
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Welcome to Another First Step

By Stephane BabcockFor over two years now, I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing a gentleman by the name of Dr. Duane Dobbert, a 40-year veteran of the criminal…
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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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