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PSBA President Guest on National School Transportation’s Podcast, “The Bus Stop”

PSBA President Guest on National School Transportation’s Podcast, “The Bus Stop”

  • 8/23/2022 3:23:00 PM
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Shawn McGlinchey (Krapf School Bus), President of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA), joins National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) Executive Director, Curt Macysyn to discuss the current bus driver shortage affecting our state of Pennsylvania.Shawn discusses his background and role with Krapf School Bus, and his new responsibilities as PSBA President. Shawn also discusses the driver shortage situation in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania study on the state’s ...
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PSBA Executive Director Guest on National School Transportation Association’s Podcast, “The Bus Stop”

  • 1/26/2022 4:51:00 PM
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The Executive Director of the NSTA, Curt Macysyn, welcomed Ryan Dellinger, Executive Director of the PSBA on to their podcast “The Bus Stop.” Ryan and Curt discuss changes that are coming to the CDL process with ELDT going into effect on February 7, 2022. The duo highlight the recent PSBA ELDT training course, and the guidance the organization provided in State College. Finally, Ryan offers advice for those preparing for ELDT implementation - as the deadline approaches. To access the podcast r...
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Wolf Administration Continues Work to Address Bus Driver Shortage; Encourages Drivers to Apply

Wolf Administration Continues Work to Address Bus Driver Shortage; Encourages Drivers to Apply

  • 10/22/2021 7:36:00 AM
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PennDOT Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega today joined the Pennsylvania School Bus Association to encourage interested individuals to obtain Commercial Driver’s License to address bus driver shortage in Pennsylvania. “The school bus industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association appreciates PennDOT and PDE’s partnership in working through the school bus driver shortage,” said Ryan Dellin...
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PSBA Executive Director Guest on National School Transportation’s Podcast, “The Bus Stop”

  • 9/16/2021 7:54:00 AM
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Ryan Dellinger, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA), joins National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) Executive Director, Curt Macysyn to discuss the current bus driver shortage affecting our state of Pennsylvania. Ryan provides a look into his background, and transition as the Executive Director of PSBA. Then Curt and Ryan talk about the longstanding relationship between NSTA and PSBA, and how that relationship benefits members of both organizations...
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5 Questions: Denille Girardat on Driver Shortage, Illegal Passing Concerns

5 Questions: Denille Girardat on Driver Shortage, Illegal Passing Concerns

  • 9/7/2021 12:41:00 PM
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Keeping in line with family tradition, it was only right that Denille Girardat, the president of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and part-owner of a school bus company, found her way back to the world of pupil transportation. She began cleaning and sweeping buses for her family-owned transportation business, Girardat LP, in the early part of her career and later pivoted to a long-time role in retail. After much success, she went back to her school bus roots, increasing her involvement in...
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School Bus Driver Group Initiates Campaign to Recruit

School Bus Driver Group Initiates Campaign to Recruit

  • 8/9/2021 11:16:00 AM
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Recruiting school bus drivers has been a challenge for the past several years, but the current driver shortage nationwide had made it even more difficult, reported Associations Now. The national shortage of workers is increasing in various sectors, with recruiting of staff becoming more difficult for the school transportation industry. The problem began before COVID-19, but the pandemic made it worse. Around 88 percent of K-12 students from urban, rural and suburban communities in Pennsylv...
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Pennsylvania School Bus Association launches driver recruitment campaign

Pennsylvania School Bus Association launches driver recruitment campaign

  • 7/19/2021 4:56:00 AM
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The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is trying something new to recruit drivers. It launched a website, youbehindthewheel.com, to help link potential drivers with open positions. On the site, you can search for bus companies near you that are currently hiring. The association said salaries can range from $15 to $25 an hour with benefits. If you don't want to be a driver, school bus attendant positions are also available in some districts. Attendants ride in the busses to help watch the ...
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Bus driver shortage ongoing

  • 7/19/2021 4:53:00 AM
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In order to address the driver shortage, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association has launched a statewide recruitment campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the shortage as well as providing a number of resources that can be used to recruit new school bus drivers. Harkelroad praised the PSBA for being proactive in trying to find drivers. “The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is one of the strongest bus associations in the country and recognized early in the shutdown that this wa...
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School bus driver and substitute teacher shortage ahead of 2021-22 school year

  • 7/14/2021 4:43:00 AM
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“Statewide, we need hundreds and hundreds of drivers to be fully-staffed for this fall,” Ryan Dellinger, Executive Director of Pennsylvania School Bus Association, said. A bus driver shortage is nothing new, but the pandemic only made it worse. “The last thing we ever want to do is to have kids unable to get to school,” Dellinger said.
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