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Hey, Bus Driver!

Hey, Bus Driver!

Author: Jason Nelson

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Show about Student Transportation and everything School Bus
29 Episodes
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Episode Notes For the 30th episode, we discuss the aftermath of the past year and how COVID-19 has impacted the student transportation industry. We discuss silver linings, how student transportation departments should plan for the upcoming 21/22 school year. There is a lot to unpack and look into as we all prepare for the next few months. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes There are hundreds of specifications that are available when building a school bus. We talk about how to navigate the options, how to understand your department needs and how to ensure you are able to maximize the funding available when it comes time to purchase school buses. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Episode 28 covers the new FMCSA MAP-21 requirements and deadlines as well as the new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. This episode has a ton of information that affects ALL CDL holders. We cover the training topics, what you should be doing to get ready from an organizational standpoint and how to get your team in compliance for the Clearinghouse that went into effect, January of 2020. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes A few Transportation Directors from Arizona, join the show to talk about transportation challenges, building a strong team culture and give us an insightful look into a day in life of a Transportation Director. There is some great information in here for any aspiring leaders that want to move up in this industry. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Homeless youth transportation challenges transportation departments across the nation. We talk to a couple of colleagues who work with this very delicate population on a daily basis and discuss helpful tips and techniques to successfully transporting students who may be experiencing some form of homelessness. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
E25 Bus Me, Betty!

E25 Bus Me, Betty!

2021-02-2001:06:16

Episode Notes Betty Baker, Blogger of "Bus Me, Betty!" and Bus Driver in Ohio, joins the show to give us an interesting perspective of being a transplant from Australia driving a school bus in America! Check out the great energy that Betty brings and check out her hilarious tales of driving a big yellow school bus at busmebetty.com Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes We are back for 2021 and to kick off the new year, the Arizona Association for Pupil Transportation (AAPT) stop by to talk about what's on the horizon for 2021, conference and Bus Rodeo! Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Shannon, Chad & Jason look back on 2020, COVID-19, the past 22 episodes and share thoughts on the first "year" of the show, sharing their favorite topics, guests and look ahead to 2021! Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Some friends of the show bring some new friends to discuss the history of technology on the school bus, how it's evolved in the last 10 years and share their current technology favorites that help in their daily operations. A little nostalgia for the veteran transportation folks as well as some good helpful nuggets. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Most everyone knows the name ROUSH when talking about automobiles, but did you know that ROUSH is an option for the school bus? School buses have come a long way over the years when it comes to powertrain options and fuel types. Adam Wilkum, Derek Whaley & Eric Kissel join the show to talk about propane autogas as a fuel option for school bus fleets. Regardless what your job title is, there is some great information here for everyone in the school bus industry. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes My friends Chad, Shannon, Stephanie & Tommy (all previous guests) return to help celebrate the 20th episode. We discuss what transportation has been like for a little over a month since students have returned to in-person learning, share successes, silver-linings and what we have to continue working on as we get back to "normal". This episode has great information for those around the country that haven't yet transitioned students back and are hoping not to reinvent the wheel. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
E19 Red Lights Mean STOP!

E19 Red Lights Mean STOP!

2020-10-1801:16:03

Episode Notes October 19th-23rd is School Bus Safety Week and to help continue to bring awareness to such an important topic, we talk with some great people doing important work around the country as it relates to stopping for the school bus. We hear from NASDPTS President, Mike LaRocco, Executive Director, Charlie Hood, Red Means Stop-PA founder, Amber Clark & Bus Patrol CEO, Jean Souliere. You don't want to skip this episode! Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Craig Raridon and Ron Deming from REI (not the outdoor company), stop by to talk about camera systems have evolved over the last few decades, new technology, using cameras for contact tracing to trace COVID-19 exposure and share a few funny stories about their journey in the student transportation industry. This episode also features the soundtrack of 2020 (bad video-conference sound), but still a ton of good information here for those looking to update their bus camera systems. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
E17 TransMist

E17 TransMist

2020-09-1901:05:30

Episode Notes As schools re-open and buses take to the road again, student transportation departments are continuing to look for ways to comply with CDC guidance by keeping school buses safe, clean and free of COVID-19. We talk about a very intriguing product that will allow school bus drivers to disinfect school buses in an effortless manner. For more information check out www.transmist.com Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes One of Arizona's Student Transportation Legends, Freddie Yazzie stops by to share his story about his journey in student transportation, the School Bus Road-eo and his bus, the Legacy of Excellence. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
E15 Mr. Bus Driver!

E15 Mr. Bus Driver!

2020-08-2244:47

Episode Notes Cor'Darius Jones of "Mr. Bus Driver!" stops by to talk about his hilarious bus driver videos that showcase what driving a bus is all about! We have some good laughs, talk a bit about bus driver life and how his team is preparing for the return of school. Check his videos on his Facebook Page and YouTube Channel by searching for Mr. Bus Driver! Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Keith Corso brings colleagues, Chris Gregg, Phillip Dunn and Katrina Falk to discuss various approaches on what this fall will look like for transportation teams across the nation. Each provide a broad look from Florida, Indiana & Washington State as well as input on from Jason about Arizona's return. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes The RWC Group Sales Team joins the show to talk about bus sales life, new school bus technology and how RWC is supporting the student transportation industry during our worldwide pandemic. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
E12 BusRight

E12 BusRight

2020-07-1155:26

Episode Notes Keith Corso, Founder and CEO of BusRight, joins this episode to talk about his inspiring story and his vision for the student transportation industry. If you are interested to know more about BusRight and products they offer, check out their website at www.busright.com Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
Episode Notes Adam Jensen with Tyler Technologies, joins the show to talk about new updates to Tyler Drive, the benefits of a student ridership program and how districts are using Tyler Drive to aide in contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver
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Kaleb Stoughton

would love to hear your input sorry the editing is bad. https://anchor.fm/bus-driver9

Jan 29th
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Valerie Gayman

wow!! so informative! love this!!!

Mar 25th
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Valerie Gayman

Love this!

Mar 24th
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Valerie Gayman

love love this!

Feb 24th
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Valerie Gayman

this is great! staying tuned!

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