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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Mervin Daugherty, Chesterfield County Public Schools

School BUSRide spoke with Dr. Mervin Daugherty, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) in Virginia, about how his district overcame a major driver shortage. CCPS district was able to achieve 100 percent staffing, hiring 263 drivers in 13 months, and continues to move forward in addressing the shortage crisis. Dr. Daugherty will participate in […]

Know the ABCs and DEFs of Electric Vehicles

As we continue to see a nationwide shift toward “clean transportation,” understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with the deployment of zero-emission buses (ZEB) has become increasingly vital in ensuring a successful transition.  Backed by nearly $1 billion in grants, school districts buying electric buses now need to consider their next steps: re-designing depots for […]

Member Spotlight: Josh Davis, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Continuing our coverage of how Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) of Virginia addressed its driver shortage, School BUSRide spoke with Josh Davis, chief operating officer at CCPS, on the continued efforts and lessons learned from this initiative. Please tell us about yourself. I am the Chief Operations Officer for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), and […]

To the future — and beyond

When the movie Toy Story was released, my children immediately loved it. They especially liked Buzz and Woody. When it was released on video, they watched it on repeat and would recite their favorite lines. “To infinity and beyond!” was frequently heard echoing around our house. They had no clue exactly what infinity was, but […]

Test Driving the BYD Type-A Battery-Electric School Bus

BYD introduced its Type A battery-electric school bus to the United States in January, marking the company’s second foray into the North American market after it debuted a larger Type D model in 2021. BYD is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, having delivered over 80,000 electric buses globally. In the United States market, […]

Gifts That Only We Can Give

When I was young and serving our church as a reader at Sunday Mass, I once added to the communal prayer (that the pastor had personally prepared) a plea for those who died alone.  The first time I inserted it (at the holiday season), he asked, or maybe he barked: “Hey Mannella, what the heck […]

5 Essential Lift Safety Tips

Stay safe and avoid noncompliance fines The vehicle lifts that are supporting the school buses in your garage can represent one of the most productive tools in your shop, or potentially one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment you own if not used and maintained properly. If there were an incident in your garage […]

Interview: New NAPT Board Members

In November, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) announced the re-elections and election of four NAPT Board members: School BUSRide spoke to all four Board members about how the association plans to use a mix of tenured, experienced leadership combined with fresh outlooks to help propel its members forward in 2023. They also discussed […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dr. Molly McGee-Hewitt, NAPT Executive Director & CEO

NAPT Executive Director & CEO DR. Molly McGee-Hewitt The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the NAPT Foundation have announced that Dr. Molly McGee-Hewitt is the new executive director and CEO for both associations. McGee-Hewitt brings over 25 years of experience in public education and association management and leadership. She previously served in executive […]

School Bus Safety Company Revolutionizes Training

For more than 12 years, the School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) has been at the forefront of the pupil transportation industry’s safety trends and regulations with its school bus driver training programs. The School Bus Safety Company’s team of performance improvement experts – with vast expertise in fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology, instructional design […]