School Bus Fleet Magazine - August 2013

COVER STORY

Tips and tools to select safe stops

By Kelly Roher

Pupil transporters recommend considering everything from whether to use mid-block stops or corner stops to avoiding situations where students must cross a busy street to ensuring that the bus has enough room to maneuver in the area. Staff input and routing software can assist in this task.

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Tips and Tools to Select Safe Stops

Pupil transporters recommend considering everything from whether to use mid-block stops or corner stops to avoiding situations when students must corss a busy street to ensuring that the bus has enough room to maneuver in the area.  Staff input and routing software can assist in this task.

Carrollton Bus Crash Survivor Points to the Positives

It has been 25 ears since the fiery Kentucky bus crash that killed 27 people.  Jason Booher, now a high school administrator and coach, recounts his narrow escape from the burning bus and discusses the safety improvements that stemmed from the tragedy.

6 Tips for Directors Coming Aboard a New District

When taking on a new position at a different school district, assessing and getting used to new people and procedures can be a challenge.  Some operators who have successfully made the transition share advice on how to implement changes and get to know new employees and peers.

10 Factors that Affect Vehicle Dynamics

Understanding vehicle dynamics will help the driver maintain optimum control of the bus, which is essential to maintaining student safety.  Here, factors ranging from tires and centrifugal force to weight shift and acceleration are addressed.

Readers Capture the Industry on Camera

We received 135 captivating entries from 52 pupil transportation officials and yellow bus enthusiasts for the ninth edition of our Photo Contest.  Here are this year's winners, runners-up and several noteworthy entries, as chose by SBF's editors.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - August 2013
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