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15th National Congress on School Transportation to Focus on Innovations, Industry Story

School Transportation News caught up with Murrell Martin, state director from Utah and the 2015 National Congress on School Transportation steering committee chair, at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada. Murrell shared several items of interest in preparation for NCST in May, including the special committees formed to chronicle industry innovations and tell the story of the yellow school bus.

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What You Really Want

There’s an old saying in the advertising business: When someone goes into a hardware store to buy a shovel, they don’t really want a shovel. What they really want is a hole.

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Leading the Herd

In the Chinese Calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep, yet engine and vehicle upgrades coming to the industry give customers no reason to be sheepish. And manufacturers are hoping customers will soon line up to test purchase the new offerings.

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August 2014

08STN Digi-CoverSchool bus operators are increasingly faced with stretching budget dollars to purchase today's vehicles, which come with hefty price tags. But new technology on those buses can help student transporters track and recoup those costs over the lifetime of the vehicle, meaning money can actually be saved in the long run.

Why KPIs Need to Be Applied to a School Bus Operation

Successful school bus district and contractor operations supervisors, safety supervisors and maintenance supervisors are heavily involved in setting specific targets for key performance indicators (KPIs) most closely tied to regulatory requirements, local work environment, fleet characteristics and driver performance.