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Oregon ODE Guidance Requires PPE, Visual Screening of Students

Oregon student transportation directors are attempting to make sense of newly issued state requirements that drivers wear face masks, social distancing is maintained on...
Kim Hevia, director of sales for Schetky Northwest Bus and Van Sales has been in the industry for about 28 years. She understands the importance of putting the customer first.

Kim Hevia Understands the Importance of Putting School Bus Customers First

Kim Hevia, the sales director for school bus dealer Schetky Northwest Bus and Van Sales, understands how hard transportation directors work to transport students...
Dr. Gustavo Balderas speaks to National Conference on Education attendees after accepting the 2020 Superintendent of the Year award on Feb. 13.

Team First

Dr. Gustavo Balderas is all about the “we.” When his name was called as winner of the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year award on...
Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, focuses his initiatives on eliminating student barriers. He has been nominated as one of the four finalists for the Superintendent of the Year Award, which is co-sponsored by the AASA, First Student and AIG Retirement Services.

Oregon Superintendent Links School Bus Transportation to Eliminating Academic Barriers

Growing up in a migrant family influenced Gustavo Balderas’ drive to give back to the community by inspiring all students, which he has been...

Daimler Trucks North America Promotes Waters to VP Product Compliance &...

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. (DTNA) announced on Jan. 14 that Sean Waters has been promoted to the newly-created role of...
Photo is courtesy of Amy Hayes.

Christmas Gift to 10 Grandkids was Really Big: Yellow School Bus

Some kids receive a new bicycle, clothes, toys or movie tickets for Christmas. But for 10 grandkids in Oregon, their gift was slightly larger—a...
A school bus driver was arrested for DUII after a Nov. 13, 2019 crash with 10 children on board. New evidence released on Dec. 4, 2019, indicates the driver was not under the influence of a controlled substance. (Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.)

New Evidence Exonerates Oregon School Bus Driver Arrested for Intoxicated Driving

An Oregon school bus driver who was arrested last month after driving off the road with students on board will not be prosecuted for...

EPA Awards New Grant to Retrofit, Replace 24 Oregon School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $5.6 million in support for clean diesel projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, including a nearly half-million dollars...
A school bus driver was arrested for DUII after a Nov. 13, 2019 crash with 10 children on board. New evidence released on Dec. 4, 2019, indicates the driver was not under the influence of a controlled substance. (Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.)

Watch: Oregon School Bus Driver Faces DUII Charges

An Oregon school bus driver was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), after he reportedly drove a school bus off the road and into...

First Student is Bringing Over 70 Buses to Lincoln County School...

CINCINNATI — The Lincoln County School District in Oregon is bringing in First Student to provide bus service to more than 3,000 students for...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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