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New Alabama State Director Ready for Challenges

Kevin Snowden has only overseen Alabama's statewide student transportation operations for five days, but he's no stranger to how school districts are funded. The 14-year industry veteran knows full well…
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ASBC ‘Love the Bus’ to Feature New NHTSA Head

The American School Bus Council received confirmation this afternoon that new NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind will keynote the Love the Bus Main Event on Tuesday at an elementary school in…
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Spheros Group Acquires ACC Climate Control

Customers of ACC Climate Control will soon not only be able to specify air-conditioning systems for school buses but also heaters and roof hatches. That is one of the developments…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:53

Leading Bus Contractor Locks In Fuel Prices

Fuel prices are certainly front of mind for student transportation professionals, so when prices drop, they take notice. Now, contractor Student Transportation of America has taken action by locking in…
  • Last modified on Monday, 23 February 2015 12:05

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.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 13:20

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…
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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…
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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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:04

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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:49

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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:24

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:43