October 2019

    Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts, augmented and virtual reality training, and what to consider when calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Read the full October issue 

    Cover Story

    Meet This Year’s Rising Stars
    Ariel Rodriguez and nine other individuals answer the bell in this annual installment of “Rising Stars” that celebrates up-and-coming student transportation professionals.


    Seatbelt Implementation is Starting to Click
    Amid increased interest in states to demonstrate the safety benefits of lap/shoulder seatbelts in school buses, the number of voluntary installations is growing.

    A New Driver Training Reality
    Augmented and virtual reality training, while expensive, can simulate the actual environment that prospective employees would be placed in. What promise does it hold for school bus drivers?

    Innovations on Display
    Browse this month’s advertisers that are exhibiting next month in Columbus, Ohio, at the NAPT Summit trade show.

    Special Report

    What to Consider When Calculating TCO
    A smarter spend of money on fleet and technology updates allows for a more reliable and fiscally responsible fulfillment of the mission to transport students safely.


    Ad Index


    Editor’s Take by Ryan Gray
    Driven to Serve

    Thought Leader by Linda Bluth
    Is the Industry on the Right Side of the Road in Serving All School-Aged Students?

    Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
    Buy, Lease, or Finance Your School Buses