As a school bus driver, you want to bring the pupils to school, on time in the morning. In the evening you should also bring them safely home. Here are some tips on how to improv performance on icy roads.
: School Bus Safety
The school season is in full swing which means for people living in the US and Canada school buses are running routes through neighborhoods taking kids to school in the early morning hours and safely returning them home again in the afternoon. Learn more here.
Being a School Bus Driver is a very important job. You have the responsability to bring the kids to school and home on time and safely. During the season, you will be faced to slippery roads and you have to be prepared !
As the leaves begin to turn colors and the air turns crisp, we are reminded that winter and the inclement weather it brings with it is just around the corner. What can be done to prepare for this? Read on to learn more.
Here is what David Anderson, former Director of Transportation & Fleet at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Colorado has to say about Onspot automatic tire chains on their school buses:
“Onspots are great tools! Give them some general maintenance and they last the life of the bus.”
What does a fleet manager say about Onspot?
The school bus of today has come a long way from buses of the past. A whole host of features ranging from tracking equipment, on board cameras, and seat belts are just a few features that can be found inside its signature yellow exterior. This technology is designed to improve both driver function and student safety. Rightfully so as thousands of these vehicles carry students of all ages from home to school and back again.
Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?
School may be out for the summer but this time of the year is still a busy one for the majority of bus drivers and fleet directors. There are several state and local conferences drivers attend that offer the latest information, insights, and training on a wide range of topics. Some conferences even offer a bus "Roadeo" where drivers can put their skills to the test. This is also a time when many school districts re-focus their attention on the previous school year.
Being a reliable bus driver, bringing school kids to and from school safely, every day of the year, is not happening by accident. By educating your self and understand what maesurements are available you take the control and makes it happen. Learn more how proud school bus drivers make use of good tools below.
We all know that driving a school bus can be a stressful job on a good day. Winter driving conditions make an already tough job even more difficult. We have assembled six tips to help you take the stress out of driving in winter weather.