SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
March 19, 2019
School Bus Driver Rescues Students from Burning Bus

The South Carolina driver stops the bus at a gas station and safely evacuates 40 kindergartners from the bus before it catches fire.

5 Steps to School Bus Driver Recruitment, Retention Success

The director of transportation at Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 shares some of her transportation department's best practices.

Ohio State Director Passes Away Unexpectedly

Stephen W. Puchta, the Ohio State Director of Pupil Transportation, passed away unexpectedly on March 13. He was 65.

District Installs Stop-Arm Cameras After Student is Struck While Getting Off School Bus

Exeter Township (Penn.) School District equips 10 of its 40 school buses with the cameras, and has plans to add them to 20 more.

Krapf Chairman Testifies Before Congress on DERA Program

Transportation company chairman Dale Krapf testifies before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Diesel Emission Reduction Act program.

National Safety Council Calls for Volunteers for School Bus Restraint Training Update

Volunteers are needed to help update NHTSA’s eight-hour curriculum Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses for pre-K students.

New Blue Bird Dealer Location Opens in Canada

Officials at Dynamic Specialty Services say that the new facility in Edmonton, Alberta, will offer a range of parts and Blue Bird buses.

Georgia District Rolls Out School Bus Tracking App

Cobb County School District adopts Synovia Solutions’ “Here Comes the Bus” app and smart fleet technology on its approximately 1,000 buses.

Diesel Caddy

The Steel Diesel Caddy from JohnDow Industries is designed for various heavy-duty applications, including school buses. The caddy is available for use with diesel and biodiesel fuels.

 

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