School Bus Fleet

July 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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17 J U L Y 2 0 1 4 • S C H O O L B U S F L E E T Impact of certifed medical examiner requirement? No impact: 38% Increase in cost of bus driver physicals: 37% Not sure: 25% A new regulation requires that certifed medical examiners be used for driver physicals. More than one-third (37%) of respondents said this will increase the cost of the physicals. Bus buying continues to grow Same number: 46% No new buses: 13% More buses: 23% Fewer buses: 18% A large proportion (69%) of respondents are buying more or the same number of buses for the 2014-15 school year compared to the previous year, which is a more than 3-percentage point increase compared to last year's fgure, and an 11-percentage point increase compared to 2012. Number of contracts stays steady Same number: 67% Fewer contracts: 5% More contracts: 28% About two-thirds (67%) of respondents re- ported having the same number of contracts with school districts this year.

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