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Fuel Gains

Eaton’s announcement last fall that it would enter the automatic school bus transmission market with a dual clutch option heralded the arrival of a new competitor to Allison Transmission.
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Sum of Its Parts

Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” but school bus folks might disagree. According to many leading school bus dealers, sales of replacement parts…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:53

Maintaining

E-commerce sales are expected to grow to more than $400 billion by 2018, according to Forrester Research and eMarketer. But online ordering remains slow in the student transportation industry, a…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:55

Tales From Under the Hood

If you mentioned GPS and telematics 20 years ago you might get strange looks, especially from school bus mechanics. Both technologies were far from legitimate options for running a fleet…
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Collins, Reed to Head Senate Transportation Subcommittee

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee announced last week that Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) will serve in leadership roles in the Transportation Housing and Urban Development…
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Transfinder Breaks $10M Revenue Mark in 2014

Student transportation software provider Transfinder reported another record year in 2014 as the company posted $10.335 million in revenue, a 20-percent increase over the year prior and the first earning…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:09

Edgerly to Succeed Platt as Thomas Built Buses Leader

Daimler Trucks North America announced that current Thomas Built Buses VP of Operations Caley Edgerly will become the school bus OEM's new president and CEO beginning March 1. Current company…
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One Student Killed, One Critical After Accidents

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating two bus stop accidents that happened the same day, Jan. 29, at around the same time, resulting in the death of one student and…
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Obama Budget Targets Early Childhood Education

A $1.5-billion increase to Head Start programs in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget would extend classroom time to a full school day and school year, which the National Head Start…
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Collins, Westport Webinar Discusses Pros of CNG

Though fuel prices have dropped, their instability can take a toll on school district budgets. Yet alt-fuel prices are more stable and create longer term cost savings, according to a…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 08:28

Donaldson COO Promoted to President and CEO

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced today that its current chief operating officer, Tod Carpenter, will take the reins as president and chief executive officer effective April 1.
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School Bus Safety FAQs

Is school transportation a large enterprise? There are more than 480,000 yellow school buses on U.S. roads and over 70,000 in Canada. The industry spends about $20 billion annually, mostly…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:41

Florida Bus Driver, Monitor Rescue Toddler Along Route

A quick-acting school bus driver and monitor ensured another tragedy didn't affect the community of Seminole County, Florida this week when the duo came to the aid of an unattended…
  • Last modified on Friday, 30 January 2015 13:20