School Bus Fleet Magazine - October 2013

COVER STORY

How Thomas, First Student are working toward a better bus

By Thomas McMahon

First Student and Thomas Built Buses’ partnership hinges on a high level of collaboration and transparency. Their efforts are helping both companies become more efficient and make improvements that could benefit the entire industry.

Read more of what is inside this month's issue.

FEATURES

Subs: Choosing the Right Drivers for the Job

Managers at school districts and bus companies say that they typically select their drivers from their existing pool of employees, and during the application or interview process, they look for candidates who have strong student management skills and understand the operation's goals.  Managers also share other qualifications and specifics of overseeing these members of the team.

How Thomas and First Student Are Working Toward a Better Bus

First Student and Thomas Build Buses' partnership hinges on a high level of collaboration and transparency.  Their efforts are helping both companies become more efficient and make improvements that could benefit the entire industry.

SBF's 2013 Top 100 School District Fleets

This section includes our annual survey of the 100 largest school district fleets in the U.S., additional data on the fleets and recent developments related to several of he operations.

3 Key Reasons for Bus Drivers to Get Fit - and How to Get There

For school bus drivers, obtaining a basic level of fitness and maintaining a healthy weight will enhance safety, professionalism and personal wellness.  The job can actually provide a good structure for making time to exercise and eat well.

Apps, Web Tools Help Directors Organize Data, Manage Staff

Directors deal with packed schedules and the need to frequently be offsite.  The latest apps and web tools provide the ability to manage attendance, get up-to-date fleet information, and more quickly share vital information with staff in emergencies even when they are not sitting behind their desks.

DEPARTMENTS

On the Bus                                 People

Feedback                                   Product Highlights

Industry News                             Classifieds

NAPT News & Views                      The Last Word

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - October 2013
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