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Labor Day

Written by Maritza Hernandez, August 31, 2017

Holiday Closure

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Keeping Students Safe: It Takes a Village

Written by Eric Jones, August 31, 2017

My daughter first rode the bus to school about half way through her first grade year. After several months of her begging to ride, we swallowed our first time parent fears and allowed her to joyfully experience her first trip on the big yellow bus. She was excited to test her new freedom and we found out how much easier our mornings would become without the hassle of the school drop off.

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Post #31 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 29, 2017

 

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August. Time to prepare for Christmas travels!

Written by Thomas Kaiser, August 25, 2017

Christmas? In August? Well, not quite, but this time of year many people around the world start reserving their bus tickets for Christmas travels. They are traveling to either spend the holidays in a winter resort or just visiting friends and families. All of these people have one thing in common: they plan and make early reservations to be well prepared and avoid unpleasant surprises.

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Post #30 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 22, 2017

 

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Meet Lotta

Written by Boel Haglund, August 21, 2017

When you think of truck drivers, you automatically think of the stereotypical male, aggressive driver, in a male dominated industry. However, women make up a small, but growing percentage of truck drivers.

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Post #29 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 15, 2017

 

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Is automated driving technology reaching the school bus industry?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, August 10, 2017

As our colleague, Ulrik Andersson, wrote earlier this year, “there has been much attention paid to autonomous cars and trucks recently” but what about school buses?

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Post #28 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 8, 2017

 

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How to Effectively Oversee School Bus Fleet Maintenance

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, August 2, 2017

While attending the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) in Asheville, North Carolina, I had the opportunity to meet with several school transportation directors. One of these directors, William Kurts (a member of NAPT), gave a lecture on the importance of overseeing school bus fleet maintenance. Kurts is the director of transportation for Lexington, South Carolina School District One and oversees 100 buses that run 231 routes. What follows are some timely highlights from the lecture as we approach the start of another school year.

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