Nothing Drives Us Like the Pursuit of School Bus Safety

Unsurpassed student safety is the hallmark of Krapf School Bus. That’s because making sure each student is safely transported to and from school is the ultimate objective of everything we do – from our driver recruitment, training and continuing education program, to our aggressive preventive maintenance plan, to our ongoing investment in strong, dependable fleets.

A company-wide commitment

The Krapf family's commitment to safety starts in our Chairman’s office and runs through the entire company, from bus drivers, attendants and dispatchers, to mechanics, customer service personnel, trainers and managers.

Our bus driver recruitment, selection and training are designed to attract qualified candidates from the local area and provide them with the skills they need to become the best drivers. Our ongoing safety classes, specialized training, annual evaluations and safety monitoring make sure drivers continue to excel throughout their tenure with us. Our school bus driver trainers include scores of individuals trained in the Smith System, the world’s leading provider of driver improvement education and collision avoidance skills. Other Krapf staff members are state-certified CDL examiners – in fact, Krapf is a CDL Third Party Tester under contract with both the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Krapf is driven to excel

Not only are our school bus drivers your neighbors, they’re people who have undergone rigorous testing and thorough background checks to ensure that behind the wheel of every Krapf School Bus is a fully qualified driver who embraces our core values. Because they’re local, they know the roads. Nevertheless, before each new school year, our drivers run practice routes to make sure they are familiar with every stop, twist and turn.

Because our training package leaves no stone unturned, drivers are trained in dealing with students, parents, and school personnel, and are able to respond promptly and responsibly to a range of issues thanks, for example, to anti-bullying training and guidance on what to do when students share personal problems.

And in the event an incident or accident that requires our attention occurs anywhere in the district, our Safety Department stands ready to respond immediately. Safety Department personnel investigate and process all incidents and accidents involving Krapf vehicles and enforce our accident retraining program, which includes classroom instruction, behind-the-wheel training and disciplinary steps for drivers involved in at-fault or preventable accidents.