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CONTENTS 47 YEARS


Nobody builds a better Type A. Nobody.


MAY 2014 VOLUME 23 ISSUE 05 48


COVER STORY


There’s a reason that Collins Bus Corporation is the largest manufacturer of Type A school buses in North America.


America. We build a better bus. Period.


HEROIC MEASURES | 48 How new driver training programs push hands-on learning to prepare school bus drivers to serve and to protect


DISSECTING SCHOOL BUS FIRE


SAFETY | 54 A brief look into some of the challenges student transporters face, and information about a panel discussion scheduled for the STN EXPO in Reno, Nev.


SETTING SIGHTS ON RENO | 58 One man’s quest to link the school bus with students’ ability to receive a high-quality education, and a major secu- rity event highlight the 21st Annual STN EXPO in July


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ON THE COVER All 50 states follow a federal mandate that school buses in route


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6 School Transportation News May 2014


service be equipped with side-mounted stop arms. About six students are killed nationwide each year by motorists who ignore these safety signs. Meanwhile, about four students are killed in the danger zone each year after being struck by their own school bus. So, why don't the feds also mandate crossing gates at the front of these vehicles? Read this month's Special Report on page 38.


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