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Above & Beyond

Great customer service experiences are few and far between these days. When you have a good one, it makes an impression. Today, hearing a...

A Creation Story: God Made School Transportation Professionals

And on the first day of school, God created a world full of school children. And He said, “I need someone who’s willing to...
A father walks his child to a school bus at a temporary pick-up location, on Nov. 1, 2017, in Freeport, Maine, where storm-toppled trees made several roads impassable following a bad storm. More than 250,000 Mainers were without power. (AP photo by Robert F. Bukaty.)

Critical Dangers Have Been Left Out of School Bus Safety Plans

Today, it’s a typical morning at every elementary school in America. Kids are being dropped off by their parents or getting off the buses...

Good Leaders and the Mentors Who Believed in Them

There are many traits that make up a good transportation director. Any leader, really. At the end of the day, the most important assessments...

The ‘Gig Economy’ — New Rules, New Risks for Districts

New legislation has significant implications for school districts that contract with companies that use independent contractors. Lately, the on-demand transportation sector seems to be...
A table at the 2019 Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO Reno is deep in discussion.

The Cross-Generational Workforce

I have noticed recently that a lot of school transportation professionals I know are retiring. Many started out as drivers or mechanics and moved...

Let’s Talk: School Reform and Safe Transportation Challenges

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stands firm on education reform, as do her supporters in countless numbers of school districts across the...
Attendees at the STN EXPO Reno 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Building Leadership for People, Our Most Valuable Resource

How do we develop leaders? Generally, the people we choose to lead are the ones who have done well in the job they are...
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NASDPTS Conference Reiterates the Importance of Working Together

Picture this: You are in the desert, there are several sarcophagi around you, sand on the ground, and everything you touch could potentially be...
Ariel Rodriguez, fleet manager for Humble ISD near Houston, leads 2019's list of rising student transportation stars.

Driven To Serve; Rising Stars in the School Bus Industry

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make...

January 2020

Our first issue of 2020 commences with articles about customer service, training, and installation for new technology,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...