School Bus Fleet Magazine - April/May 2013

COVER STORY

The Yellow Bus' Vital Role in Homeland Security

By Roseann Schwaderer

School buses have been used in a variety of operations to protect the public in emergencies, such as hurricanes and floods. Here are details on how pupil transporters are preparing for and responding to times of crisis.

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FEATURES

There for the Rescue: The Yellow Bus' Vital Role in Homeland Security

School buses have been used in a variety of operations to protect the public in emergencies, such as hurricanes and floods.  Here are details on how pupil transporters are preparing for and responding to times of crisis.

Comunication Leads to Cost Savings for Florida District

The collaborative atmosphere at the School District of Manatee County's transportation department ensures that everyone works together to do their jobs efficiently to minimize unnecessary expenditures.  A combination of factors, including providing ongoing driver training to help them operate new buses that have been purchased, has saved the district about $400,000.

Driving Safely Is top Training Topic

For a quarter of operations surveyed, the most instruction time is spent on safe/defensive driving.  Student management is the second most common response.

New Collins Exec Shifts from Red to Yellow

With a background in the fire truck industry, Dan Peters comes to Collins Bus Corp. with a keen understanding of the importance of building a top-quality vehicle for the job of protecting people.

Choosing the Right Maintenance Software for Your Facility

Each system brings a diverse set of functions to the school bus market, including inventory tracking and work order generation, and many are customizable to meet operations' individual needs.

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