Creating Standards in Bus Operations
April 29, 2015
Those of you who take a few minutes each month to follow my blogs, or have attended one of my past presentations at transit events, first let me thank...
Final Day Bus Operator Candidate Qualification and Its Difficulty Level
April 6, 2015
A final day should mean exactly that, the end — no more — learning opportunities that had been available no longer exist. The clock has run...
Caution When Passing Other Buses In 'The Zone'
March 9, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to view a video that captured what could have been a fatal pedestrian knockdown if contact had occurred. A bus overtaking...
Simple, Effective Measures to Reduce Bus Collisions at Your Agency
February 4, 2015
Are you getting frustrated because — in spite of what you’re doing — collisions are not dropping at your agency? With just a few...
When Does Technology on Buses Become the Problem?
January 5, 2015
Technology was not in my vocabulary as a kid, but now it's at the front of the line. I’m not saying I’m against it, but could we step back a...
Deprogramming the New Hire Candidate
October 23, 2014
Well, another BusCon has come and gone and this year’s gathering was again the place to be. The abundant networking opportunities, the various presentation...
Learn how to create a comprehensive driver training program
September 3, 2014
This year I’ve been given the opportunity to present a session with my colleague, Steve Mentzer. Our session will take place on Tuesday morning, Sept. 14 at...
How 'Safety Blitzes' Help Test Bus Operators for Compliance
August 13, 2014
Think of a safety blitz as seeking confirmation that bus operators are in compliance, or non-compliant, with your standard operating procedures during an...
How to know when your driver trainees are ready to roll
July 9, 2014
There should come a time during each new student’s training bus instruction, when instructor-led skill development turns to student demonstration and “Show...
Keeping your drivers on the bus from ‘hire to retire’
June 5, 2014
All too often what was taught during the initial training period can get diluted by what other operators may be saying or doing. Well-meaning veterans...