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From Transportation Noncompliance to Compliance: Collaboration for Success

In my position as a transportation consultant at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI...

Coronavirus COVID-19: Pandemic or ‘Panicdemic?’

A pandemic is based on facts. A “panicdemic” is based on fears. We have both with COVID-19. In August 2009, I keynoted an International Swine...

Crash Sparks Safety Concerns

I am rarely shocked anymore, but I could hardly believe my eyes when I recently viewed a video that we obtained from the Ohio...
Don Bozard, a school bus technician for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia, represents the industry braintrust in the garage that the industry figures to lose in the coming years.

School Bus Technician Shortage Not a Passing Problem

There have been many articles written about the shortage of school bus drivers, which is hitting private and district fleets especially hard. However, there...

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Increasingly, stories emanate from across the school transportation industry about the construction of new state-of-the-art transportation facilities that promise much-needed space for new vehicles...

How Disruptive Technologies Are Changing the Face of School Transportation

Due to the advent of modern technology, drastic changes are being made in various industries across the globe, including the school bus industry. Medium...

Why I’m a School Bus Seatbelt Convert

While attending the 1986 dedication of a transit center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, I overheard the mayor tell the governor that he had never...
A Twin Rivers Unified School District mechanic performs AC checks and diagnostics.

What ‘Uptime’ Means for the School Bus Garage

New technology developments in the school bus industry are not slowing down. In fact, our industry is racing right along with the trucking industry....

Ask the Right Questions to Unlock Your Parts Purchasing Power

In our day-to-day lives, we use countless numbers of products and services. The choice of selecting an off-brand versus the name-brand product that you...

Customer Service Extends to Recruiting New Employees

One of the biggest ongoing industry stories of 2019 was the shortage of school bus drivers, as well as technicians. It does not bode...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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