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Transportation staff at Brewster Central School District pose with their newly decorate safety vests. The vests are improving department morale and encouraging conversations between transportation staff and the student riders.

Safety Vest Decorations Change Conversations With School Bus Passengers

The “Vest Fairy” arrived recently at Brewster Central School District in New York. Today, her fashion efforts are not only improving transportation department morale,...
As American School Bus Councilman Barry Sudduth looks on (at right), East Aurora Assistant Director of Transportation Gladys Martinez presents driver Darrel Degreve with a certificate of appreciation.

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...
Certified protection professional speaker Les Nichols addressed an attentive audience at the STN EXPO on July 30, 2019.

STN EXPO: Ensuring a Safety Culture in Your Organization

The last keynote presentation of the STN EXPO in Reno featured author, speaker and consultant Les Nichols discussing how to make a safe organization...

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...
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Promoting a Positive Workplace Culture

Showing employees appreciation and having a positive workplace keeps retention rate up. Visit stnonline.com/go/july19 or stnonline.com/tag/culture to read how other school districts/companies promote 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...

July 2019

Developing trust, a safety culture, driver appreciation and more. Read the full July 2019 Issue here.  Cover Story Retention Starts with Appreciation Cultivating a positive environment can...

Positive Culture is Invaluable, No Matter the Economy

It was 10 years ago when the U.S. was approaching the end of a financial crisis not seen in 80 to 90 years. The...
The “Vegetation Transportation” school bus started on June 7 and will run until December 6, 2019. The bus offers a healthy option to employees, with fruits and vegetables sold at a substantially reduced price. (Photo courtesy of Raquita Shupe.)

Cook-Illinois Encourages Healthy Employees via Vegetation School Bus Transportation

School bus contractor Cook-Illinois Corp., based in Chicagoland,  focuses on its employee’s health by giving them healthy options, even during the summer months. “School bus drivers have...
Don Harkey instructs attendees on how to play the "box game" to understand different communication styles.

STN EXPO Indy Crowdsources Solutions for an Engaged School Bus Operation

Indianapolis — The high-level Transportation Director Summit was held during the STN EXPO Indianapolis over this past Friday and Saturday. The hope for the...

February 2020

STN’s bus garage issue features articles about selecting maintenance software, being proactive when inspecting and maintaining fleets,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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