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With radiators, DPFs, EGRs and more than 30,000 exhaust parts, it’s no wonder Auto-jet is the choice of school bus systems coast to coast.


Special Reports


John Rapp President


18 Where’s the Start Line? As the industry tries to find its bearings in a sea of COVID-19 uncertainty, school bus contractors point to challenges they and all student transporters face. Meanwhile, a new industry task force starts work on providing guidance.


24 Precious Cargo at a Price Updated training policies, relying on parents and alternative providers, purchasing more school buses, and hiring more drivers are only some of the solutions transportation experts shared when discussing how to transport students with special needs going forward.


Columns


12 Editor’s Take by Ryan Gray It Takes a Pandemic to Prove the Power of Yellow


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44 Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin


Communication, Compassion and Trust


School Transportation News (ISSN# 1070-3586) Periodicals Postage Paid at Torrance CA and at additional mailing offices, is published monthly except for December, by William E. Paul, Inc. Please address all correspondence to: 5334 Torrance Blvd, Third Floor, Torrance, CA 90503. The base price of an annual subscription is $29.95 per year. Canadian and foreign add $10 for postage; remit U.S. funds only. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: School Transportation News, P.O. Box 789, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


6 School Transportation News • JUNE 2020


Sections 10 Feedback 14 Online 16 Trends: Staff Shortages 40 Ad Index 41 Product Info 42 Marketplace


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