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School Bus Fleet Magazine - February 2013

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Special-needs collaboration streamlines service

By Lori L. Riddles

By establishing policies on which students can receive special-needs bus transportation and providing those students with the exact services they need, transportation departments can operate buses efficiently, creating cost savings for districts. Communication and teamwork between school and transportation personnel are essential to achieving this.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - January 2013

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A day in the life of a transportation director

By Thomas McMahon

At Shelby County Schools, enhanced driver training and partnerships with school staff have led to drastic improvements in student behavior on the bus. Here, we spend a day with Director of Transportation Debbie Rike to see how she steers the operation toward success.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - November 2012

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What to do when students act out

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

Expanding discipline policies to cover both transportation and campus life, providing crisis intervention training to staff and sharing relevant student information with the right personnel will help minimize student violence on the bus and in the classroom.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - October 2012

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Identifying and evaluating school bus route hazards

By Gregory H. Sutton

To ensure students’ safety, transportation managers must implement a procedure for this effort that includes scheduled onsite reviews and a means to efficiently communicate the hazards to staff. School bus drivers, local and state police, and local emergency operations centers should be involved.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - September 2012

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Positive interactions encourage peaceful bus ride

By Kelly Roher

While surveillance cameras and assigned seating can help in addressing student behavior problems on the school bus, officials say that getting to know passengers, handling discipline issues in a positive way and acknowledging proper bus etiquette are also effective ways to keep troublesome behavior at bay. Here, we share the specifics of several programs and initiatives based on these approaches.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - August 2012

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Bus yard safety, inside and out

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

Physical security such as fences and video surveillance, in addition to providing your drivers and other staff with ID badges and safety training, can go a long way in securing your bus yard.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - July 2012

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NHTSA's David Strickland: school bus defender

By Thomas McMahon

On David Strickland’s watch, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has publicly supported the safety record of the yellow bus and has launched a campaign to promote ridership. In an exclusive interview with SBF, the administrator discusses these topics and reaffirms the agency’s decision to not mandate seat belts on large school buses.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - June 2012

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Green Fleets Across America 2012

By SBF Staff

From operating alternative-fueled vehicles to installing pollution-control equipment on buses to reducing idling, pupil transportation operations are doing their part to provide a healthy and safe ride to and from school for students. Here, we provide details on these and other environmentally friendly practices at school districts and contractors throughout the country.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - April/May 2012

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Emergency preparedness: How’s your department’s ‘C3’?

By Phillip A. Haldaman

Developing an emergency preparedness plan based on command, control and communication can help to reduce injuries and potentially save lives. Building relationships with first responders can ensure your operation’s viability in the emergency response cycle by bringing awareness of what it has to offer during crises.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - March 2012

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Skilled techs keep fleets top-notch

By Kelly Roher

Pupil transporters say that technicians should have a desire to learn, and they discuss methods and resources for instruction. They also say that employee communication, a strong preventive maintenance program and performance benchmarking are essential to achieving well-maintained school buses.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - February 2012

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Keeping our eyes on the prize

By Phillip A. Haldaman

An industry veteran discusses the negative repercussions of high levels of stress and offers tips on how to stay on track to good physical and mental health. Doing so will help one stay focused on “the prize” — the next generation of students.

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School Bus Fleet Magazine - January 2012

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Heroes in school transportation 2012

By SBF Staff

In the second edition of this series, we highlight school bus drivers who saved lives with their quick thinking and vital skills. When danger arose, their training — and their instincts — came through.

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