Pupil Transportation

Publications

School Bus Drivers' Handbook

The School Bus Drivers' Handbook (Adobe Icon 5.57 MB) is a publication produced by the Pupil Transportation Unit (PTU). Its purpose is to provide school bus drivers with “best known” practices for the safe, efficient, economical, and adequate operation of the school bus vehicle. Until recently, the Handbook has been available for purchase from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau). From this point forward, the Handbook is accessible online only from this site.

The Handbook is currently undergoing revision. Once complete, it will replace the version currently on this site. School divisions will be notified of the update when it is available. It will be each individual's responsibility to produce "hard copies" of the publication. The Handbook will not be available for purchase.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact PTU.


Manitoba School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection Video

The Pupil Transportation Unit has produced a Manitoba School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection Video. This visual tool can be used to assist school bus driver instructors as they teach trainees who are in the process of becoming school bus drivers. This training video could also be used by school divisions at school bus driver inservices to review with current drivers the importance of proper pre-trip inspections.


Manitoba School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection Video (MPEG4 316.51 MB)
To download an MPEG4 version of this video to your computer right-click the above link and select Save Target As... from the pop-up menu. Select the folder where you would like to place the file.


PowerPoint Presentation Supporting the Video

Manitoba School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection
PowerPoint Version (PowerPoint Icon 772 KB)  
PDF Version
(Adobe Icon 854 KB)

To download the PowerPoint Presentation to your computer right-click and select Save Target As... from the pop-up menu. Select the folder where you would like to place the file.

This presentation can be used by school bus driver instructors to:

  • enhance the pre-trip video;
  • provide further explanation in checking operation of school bus components;
  • expand on defect criteria;
  • insert specific school division/employer requirements;
  • review and discuss.

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Guidelines to Performing Open Recalls on School Buses

The Guidelines to Performing Open Recalls on School Buses (Adobe Icon 164 KB) document provides guidelines and information on the process necessary to perform and complete open recalls on school bus vehicles. Contact staff at PTU with any questions.


Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Publications

On November 1, 2016, updated CSA D250-16 came into effect.  This version contains chassis and body requirements for regular school buses, and requirements for accessible school buses (wheelchair buses).  New to the 2016 version is inclusion of standards for Multi-Functional Activity Buses (previously CSA D270).  The Standard can be ordered through CSA's website.


"The Signal"

"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.

Past issues of The Signal

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