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Fit for Duty: Training, Education Protect Pupil Transportation Against Natioal Drug Abuse Spike (COVER STORY)
Amid a reported rise in prescription drug misuse and illicit drug abuse in the general workforce, school transportation providers stay vigilant with up-to-date training, education, and wellness efforts.
Diesel Buses Still Dominate, But Some See Bright Future for Alt-Fuels
Last year, more than 90% of the large school buses sold were diesels. But as alt-fuel options catch on and stricter emissions standards loom on the horizon, some experts project that diesel will make up less than two-thirds of the market by 2020.
How Planning For Missed Bus Stops Can Prevent Tragedies
When a student or a school bus driver misses a stop, what happens next? Three common scenarios show the dangers that students can face if there's no plan in place.
District Survey: 90% Still Face Driver Shortage
The shortage of school bus drivers remains widespread. Meanwhile, more than three-fifths of districts surveyed raised driver pay this year.
Collaborative Shares Data, Saves Money
The Ohio Shared Services Collaborative received a $1.76 million Straight A grant from the Ohio Department of Education to help school districts save money through shared services and bus rerouting.
6 Ways to Address New Overtime Rules
A revision to federal regulations will make more workers eligible for overtime pay. For school bus contractors that are impacted by the change, potential strategies include adjusting salaries, reorganizing workloads, and providing catch-up payments.
NAPT 2016 Show Preview
Here's a sneak peek at dozens of companies that will be exhibiting at the National Association of Pupil Transportation's trade show on Nov. 8 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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