Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Monday

We sat down again today with Tony Pollard, transportation supervisor for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama to get his perspective on Monday’s sessions. Here’s what he had to say:

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TSD Urges Collaboration on Understanding Autism

FRISCO, Texas – Special needs transporters need a lot of empathy as well as thick skin to be effective in their jobs, especially when that includes providing service for students with autism.

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Mechanical Know-How Evolves Alongside Technological Advances

As the machinery that operates the school bus advances, so does the training to keep those intricate parts running in optimal condition. To stay on top of the latest updates in technology, bus shops must maintain a near constant level of focus on technical proficiency.  

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Recorded: Propane Buses - The Smart Choice for Schools

School Transportation News will host a free webinar from the Propane Education & Research Council on March 9. Focused on propane autogas and its general benefits, the webinar explores the details of how propane can help schools and organizations meet sustainability goals and remain profitable.

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February 2017

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Photo by IC Bus

School bus pre- and post-trip inspections will likely always require drivers to physically walk around the school bus, and rightly so. But technology from several manufacturers is promising to make the process easier and more reliable, increasing efficiency in the shop and ensuring safety for the safest way for students to get to and from school.