The School Bus Drivers' Handbook is produced by the Pupil Transportation Unit. Its purpose is to provide school bus drivers with “best known” standard procedures for safe, efficient, economical, and adequate school bus operation. The Handbook does, from time to time, undergo revision to reflect changes in Provincial and Federal regulations as well as school bus safety standards of the Canadian Standards Association. The 2010 edition underwent extensive revision in order to provide new and veteran school bus drivers with current knowledge of rules, regulations, and technical information on how to safely operate the modern school bus.
A number of revisions have been made to the Handbook since its release last year. If you currently have a copy of the 2010 Handbook, PTU asks that you keep it current by substituting the updated pages listed below for those currently in your binder.
Copies of the Handbook can be ordered through the Manitoba Text Book Bureau (MTBB) toll free at 1-866-771-6822; by fax at 204-483-5041; or from the MTBB website. The cost is currently $11.25 per Handbook plus taxes, shipping, and handling. When ordering, quote stock number 83900.
"The Signal" is a newsletter published by PTU which includes a wide scope of information pertaining to the pupil transportation industry in Manitoba, relevant issues from across the country, and to events occurring internationally.
Latest issue of "The Signal" ( 367 KB)
In May 2013, a new version of CSA Standard D250 was released. It takes effect June 1, 2013 as D250-12.
Note: This latest Standard incorporates an updated D409 (Motor Vehicles for the Transportation of Persons with Physical Disabilities). Standard D270 (Multi-Functional Activity Bus) remains unchanged at this time. The new Standard can be ordered through CSA's website.