Editorial Schedule

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JANUARY – THE DECISION-MAKING ISSUE  

  • School Bus & Equipment Purchases
  • Upgrading to Newer Technology & Software
  • Selecting the Right Fuel Choice
  • Comparing Video Security Products
  • Analyzing Fleet Data: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Negotiating with Supplier Partners 

FEBRUARY – THE BUS GARAGE ISSUE 

  • Fleet Diagnostics & Maintenance Software
  • Head Mechanic Training
  • The Modern School Bus Garage
  • Parts & Tire Inventory Management
  • Engines, Emissions & Turbos
  • Workplace Safety

MARCH – THE SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTER ISSUE [Show Issue]  

  • TSD Conference Preview
  • Outsourcing Special Education Transportation Service
  • Child Passenger Safety: Integrated Seating, Harnesses & Vests
  • Video Review: Student & Driver Behavior
  • Fire Suppression System
  • A/C Systems & Parts 

APRIL – THE SCHOOL EXECUTIVE & SUPERINTENDENT ISSUE 

  • VW Settlement Funds
  • School District Growth
  • Group Purchasing Organizations
  • Parent Communications
  • Contracting Transportation Services
  • Investing in New Equipment 

MAY – THE SAFETY & SECURITY ISSUE 

  • STN EXPO Indianapolis Preview
  • Bullying, Violence & Behavior
  • Crisis Management
  • Child & Pedestrian Detection
  • Selecting Safety Options
  • Illegal Passing 

JUNE – THE SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTOR ISSUE [Show Issue]

  • Top 10 School Bus Contractor Profiles
  • Driver Shortage: Overtime & Benefits
  • On-Demand Fleet Services & Ride Share
  • Field Trips & Charters
  • Refurbish or Replace? Used vs. New
  • Risk & Liability Insurance 

JULY – THE CULTURE ISSUE [Show Issue] 

  • STN EXPO Reno Preview
  • Team Building & Trust
  • Staffing & Retention Strategies
  • Developing a Safety Culture
  • Investing in Green Fleets
  • Optimizing Routes & Improved Fleet Utilization 

AUGUST – THE FLEET MANAGEMENT ISSUE 

  • Garage Stars Profiles
  • Bell Time Changes
  • Transmissions & Powertrains
  • LEDs & Lighting
  • Fuel & Infrastructure
  • Prepping Fleets for New School Year 

SEPTEMBER – THE TECHNOLOGY ISSUE 

  • Tech Super User Profiles
  • Connected Fleets
  • Tablets & Mobile Data Terminals
  • ESC & Collision Mitigation
  • Wi-Fi & Data
  • Driver Assistance/ Autonomous Technology 

OCTOBER – THE LEADERSHIP ISSUE [Show Issue]

  • Rising Superstar Profiles
  • NAPT & NASDPTS Conference Previews
  • Seat Belts & Occupant Restraints
  • Training & Education
  • Responding to Crashes
  • Total Cost of Ownership

SHOW REPORTER (Conference Daily)

  • Onsite Coverage of the NAPT & NASDPTS Conferences

NOVEMBER – THE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR ISSUE 

  • STN Transportation Director of the Year Award
  • Driver Salary Survey
  • RFPs & Bids
  • Risk Management
  • Tech Convergence: Video, GPS & Software
  • Electric Buses  

2020 GIANT INDUSTRY CALENDAR – Industry Events & Dates

DECEMBER – 2020 BUYERS GUIDE

  • The Ultimate School Bus Industry Guide with statistics, analysis, school bus dealers, OEMs, industry suppliers, product purchasing cross reference, associations and organizations.

    An invaluable resource that remains on everyone’s desk