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A school bus driving through flooded roads on Sept. 19 in Houston. Hurricane Imelda reportedly dumped 40 inches of rain in over 72 hours. (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.)

Texas School Districts Hit with Severe Flooding Due to Tropical Depression...

The National Weather Service is reporting a flood warning in effect until early Saturday morning, due to Tropical Depression Imelda hitting Houston and surrounding...

FPU Mobilized and Prepared to Respond to Effects of Hurricane Dorian

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — With Hurricane Dorian anticipated to begin impacting the Eastern Seaboard in the next 24-48 hours, Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU)...
Flooding in Missouri caused several school cancellations on Aug. 26, 2019. [Facebook/Eureka, Missouri Community.]

Missouri Schools Cancelled, Roads Closed due to Flooding

Several school districts canceled classes yesterday, due to a flash flood warning and road closures from several rainstorms that hit Missouri. Today, Aug. 27,...
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Back to School Preparation

Transportation directors are preparing for various weather conditions and training drivers as the 2019-2020 school year commences. Read more on fleet preparation in the...

Worsening Weather Patterns Mean Additional Contingency Planning for School Bus Operators

Mother Nature may not always share her intentions in a timely manner, but fleet managers who are experienced with a range of inclement conditions,...

Bridgestone Expands All-Terrain Tire Line to Add Sizes for Medium-Duty Commercial...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the expansion of the Firestone Transforce tire line to include new size offerings for Class...

Research Shows Potential Scope of 2018-2019 School Bus Injuries & Fatalities

Research indicates that only a fraction of 1 percent of all students who ride the school bus to and from school were injured in...
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Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall but Schools are Escaping Impact

Despite cancellations along the Gulf Coast, so far student transportation operations are weathering the first major storm of the hurricane season Several schools were closed...
Screenshot of Tropical Storm Berry’s projected path. School buses are ready to evacuate residents in Louisiana if needed.

Louisiana SD Prepares Buses for Evacuation if Tropical Storm Barry Lands

Lafayette Parish School Systems has positioned 19 school buses across the parish in Louisiana in preparation of needed emergency transportation if/when Tropical Storm Barry...
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Seasons Change but Importance of Proper Tire Choice, Maintenance Remains

It’s the start of summer, but school buses continue to make runs across the nation. That means maintaining tire maintenance and selection should be...

October 2019

Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.
Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts,...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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