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* Survey: Contractors Boosting Fleets, Driver Pay (COVER STORY)
Two of the top five contractors increased their fleet numbers, and many survey respondents are planning to buy more buses. Respondents also report higher starting pay for drivers.
* Contractors Connect on Recruiting Strategies, Fuel Outlook
Four school bus operators find common ground in dealing with driver shortage, tapping into the benefits of GPS and video cameras, and assessing fuel options. For the most part, they're sticking with diesel for now, but one is seeing success with an electric bus.
* Puzzle Pieces Bring Transportation Team Together
With a broad spectrum of bus staff, Nebraska's Kearney Public Schools finds that the act of assembling a jigsaw puzzle helps build camaraderie and boost retention.
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