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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…
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 February 2017 11:08

Tenn. School District Implements Bus Driver Judgement Test

An Atlanta-based organizational consulting and coaching firm has partnered with a Tennessee school district to develop an understanding of judgment skills held by potential school bus drivers in response to November's Chattanooga…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:00

PSI Sets Course to Fix Revenue Errors Amid Stock Plunge

Power Solutions International (PSIX) appointed the accounting firm of Frazier & Deeter to re-audit the past three fiscal years’ worth of financial reporting after uncovering revenue reporting errors by its…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:00

Winter Storm Niko Cripples Northeast School Transportation

Blizzard conditions from Winter Storm Niko dumped heavy snow and ice across the Atlantic Northeast and New England, crippling transportation services as schools canceled or delayed classes.
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:00

Propane School Buses Back In Business in South Carolina

South Carolina's Department of Education (DOE) took receipt of the first propane school buses in the state since the 1980s with the purchase of 26 new Blue Bird Propane Visions…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:01

Blue Bird Says Q1 Earnings Indicate Modest Growth Ahead

Despite what he referred to as the softest quarter of the fiscal year, Blue Bird President and CEO Phil Horlock reported a 4-percent increase in total net sales to reaffirm…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 February 2017 07:50

Disability Advocates Urge DeVos to Protect IDEA

Amid a historic tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education, the Council for Exceptional Children issued a statement calling for the protection of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:01

Roll in, Roll Out: Readers Report Bus Purchasing Trends

The latest survey from School Transportation News explored the topic of school bus purchasing. More than 270 readers responded, expressing a range of opinions that broadened the understanding of the…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:44

Louisiana Task Force Says No to Seat Belt Mandate

A Louisiana task force formed to review student transportation and passenger safety  submitted its final report last month in response to legislative attempts to pass a new school bus seat…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:02

PACCAR Reports Strong Fiscal 2016 Despite Fourth Quarter Dip

Despite missing earnings estimates for fourth quarter 2016, CEO Ron Armstrong confirmed PACCAR’s overall financial success, reporting "excellent" annual revenues and profitability.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:45

Interest in Online School Bus Parts on Rise, But Slowly

School Transportation News reached out to several school bus dealers nationwide for updates on what their customers are most often requesting in terms of parts ordering as well as repair…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:18