Today we honor the life of Sonny Merryman, a person who was very important to the school bus industry. Sonny Merryman was also very influential to school children in Virginia with his scholarship program.
According to the United States Department of Education (click here), approximately 10% of bullying incidents in the United States are related to the school bus. Considering the sheer number of students who ride the bus to school every day (over 26 million), that is simply a mind-blowing figure. For this month, this issue brings up many different concerns. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the forums.
Welcome to the Fall 2013 update! This update, we are featuring buses from several new state galleries! Don't worry - we are still going to feature updates to our normal galleries as well. New this month are 40 new/ updated additions. Our featured bus for October is a 2009 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 operated in Kentucky. Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back with us soon for more bus related news!
Navistar International Corporation announced today that they will be offering the Cummins ISB engine in their medium duty trucks and conventional school buses.
According to the article, the IC Bus™ CE series school bus will be available for order with the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine immediately. Regular production for the CE series school buses will be scheduled for late January 2014.
What are your thoughts about age limits and school buses? Should there be a cut off age for school buses, or should they be allowed on the road as long as they are safe? Also, how do you feel about school districts purchasing used buses over new ones? Be sure to respond to the August QOTM at our forums!
Starting in a few days, Blue Bird is going to kick off its "Propane Road Tour" as they deliver the last of a large batch of propane BB Visions to Student Transportation of America's fleet in Nebraska. During the tour, they are going to explore the benefits and savings of operating propane powered school buses.
The tour is going to make several stops along the way, and the public can trace the movement of the buses through their website (along with social networking sites).
School is out for the summer! Instead of having to arrive at the bus stop each morning, students get to sleep in each morning; summer vacation changes daily routines for bus drivers and transportation personnel for several months. How do you plan on spending your summer? Be sure to respond to the July QOTM at our forums!