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Employee Recognition Provides the Key to a Better Organization

Few things produce a greater return on investment than the low- or zero-cost act of recognizing your employees. Even if you don’t have the...

Welcome Back to Reno!

The kickoff for the 2019 STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada is rapidly approaching. STN EXPO attendees here last year helped us celebrate 25 years...
Carlisle Beasley

A Valuable Lesson from a Hall of Fame Teacher

When the great Ezra Carlisle Beasley, Jr. passed away on Memorial Day, I learned an incredible statistic. In 33 years at the helm of...
Student transporters from across Iowa gathered in Des Moines on July 15, 2019 to witness a test crash amid a State Board of Education debate on whether or not to install seat belts on all school buses statewide. (Screen capture of a KCCI broadcast).

Iowa Debating Lap-Shoulder Belts as School Bus Directors Witness Test Crash

Student transporters from across Iowa gathered in Des Moines this week to witness a test crash. Meanwhile, the State Board of Education is debating...

Fuel Choice Impact will be Felt Soon

Model-year 2021 school buses will be on the road about a year and a half from now. These will be the first medium-chassis school...

Everyone On Your Team Is a Leader

As I walked onstage to kick off the Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO Indianapolis on June 7, I raised my glass in a...
Bus Drivers at Anamosa School District in Iowa regularly gather for meals, such as their annual end of school year party.

Workplace Culture is a Hot Topic this Summer

Establishing a positive and uplifting culture in the workplace gives employees a sense of family and belonging. In return, they will feel part of...

Why Invest in ‘Green’ School Buses

Editor's Note: Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird, discusses alternative fuels in the STN July 2019 Issue. Below are his comments, “Why...
School Bus loading children

Speaking Up for Electric School Buses

Over $2.7 billion dollars have been distributed across states, tribes, and U.S. territories as the result of the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal settlement. For...
Keith Wicks at the STN EXPO Indy Trade Show 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

A Changed Seatbelt Perspective at STN EXPO Indy

Let me introduce you to Keith Wicks, a school bus driver and mechanic for Belgrade School District in Montana. STN EXPO Indianapolis was Wicks’...

August 2019

August 2019 issue of School Transportation News
Meet the 2019 Garage Stars, read about bell-times, fueling, updating fleets for the new school year and...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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