School Bus Fleet Magazine - July 2015

COVER STORY * 15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operations * Survey: School Bus Contractors Report More Driver Shortages * Most Top 50 Contractor Fleets Expand

Features in this Issue

15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation

Who says all school bus news has to be bad news?  Take a proactive approach to promoting your department's successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts.

Contractors Report More Driver Stortages

Only 6% of respondents have no shortage of school bus drivers, compared to 15% last year.  Other findings include average driver pay, alt-fuel use and new bus buying.

Most Fleets Expand in Top 50 Contractors

Nearly two-thirds of this year's companies grew their fleets, and a good handful obtained a significant number of district contracts.  The top five coimpanies in the ranking held steady, and two new contractors joined the list.

What's New in the Top 50

The latest developments related to some of this year's largest school bus contractors.

Kickert School Bus Hits 100-Year Milestone

Throughout its history, the Illinois-based contractor has been at the forefront of using alternative fuels for its vehicles - beginning with a horse and wagon powered by oats and hay.

6 Tips for Saving Water With Bus Wash Systems

Measures to cut water use while maintaining a clean fleet include brush systems, nozzle upkeep, and using foams and soap alternatives such as vehicle wash agents, suppliers say.


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