School Bus Fleet Magazine - September 2014

COVER STORY

State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida

By Michael Taylor

With reduced operating costs and a rebate program for propane autogas vehicles, Florida school districts are tapping the alternative fuel as an economical and environmental solution. Broward County recently added 98 propane school buses to its fleet.

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

FEATURES

Beyond the Resume: 6 Tips for Conducting Effective Interviews

Since a resume may not provide vital information, such as whether an applicant is assertive, has a positive attitude and enjoys working with children, interviewing is a critical component of the hiring process.  Pre-screening, taking a conversational tone, and picking the right interview team members help find the right fit.

Survey: Diesel Still Dominates School Bus Fleets

SBF's Equipment Survey finds that 96% of operations run some or all of their buses on diesel, while propane is the most widely used alternative fuel.  Our report also uncovers continued growth in stop-arm cameras.

State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida

With reduced operating costs and a rebate program for propane autogas vehicles, Florida school districts are tapping the alternative fuel as an economical and environmental solution.  Broward County recently added 98 propane school buses to its fleet.

Contractor of the Year: Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. Leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America.  Along the way, he has embraced alternative fuels and new technologies, focused on recruiting good people, and maintained a 95% contract renewal rate.

6 Tips for School Bus Seat Cover Care and Replacement

Regular cleaning and inspections of school bus seat covers can increase their life expectancy while easing tight budgets and helping to ensure children's safety.  Here's guidance on how to maintain the seat covers - and when they should be replaced.

How to Cut Costs by Mastering Time and Space, Part 2

Learn how to paratransit service absorbed 16% more passengers with no added cost.  The example can be applied to pupil transportation: Optimizing the spatial and temporal relationships of one's service area can yield big cost savings.

Tire Offerings Aim to Lower Costs, Enhance Safety

Early warning systems for wear-and-tear, and features that extend tire life and improve the drivability in difficult weather conditions, help school bus operators navigate tough roads and handle frequent starts and stops safely and efficiently.

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Editor's Note                            Business Watch

Industry News                          People

Industry Forium                       Advertiser Index

Shop Talk                               Product Highlights

NAPT News & Views                   Classifieds

Snapshots                              The Last Word

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