About the School Bus Training Courses
Award-Winning Driver Safety Training
Training Bus Drivers for Over 20 Years
The experts at the School Bus Safety Company have been designing award-winning school bus driver training programs for school bus drivers for more than 20 years. Until now, their work has been private-labeled and not available to district fleets like yours. But now they’re making these breakthrough bus safety videos available for the very first time.
The School Bus Safety Company has a team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology, instructional design and media production. They have worked together to bring you this breakthrough series of school bus safety videos.
Christopher Walls currently serves as Head of the School Bus Safety Company.
Walls, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an MBA from Western Governor’s University, also served in the U.S. Army. His duties included working for 12 years in military transportation, reaching the rank of captain, and holding roles that ranged from maintenance manager to safety manager, to transportation operations manager.
Beginning his career in student transportation in 2011 with Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana’s largest school district, Walls was appointed director of transportation. After his successful stint there, he moved to a role at a large student transportation provider in 2014 as a regional VP, where he won the company’s “Most Improved Location” for a 40 percent year-over-year accident rate reduction and improved safety culture. In addition to Indianapolis, Walls has managed operations in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Memphis, San Bernardino, Kansas City and Baltimore.
Jeff Cassell, Founder and Senior Advisor at the School Bus Safety Company, is a safety expert with more than 20 years of experience in making kids safer. He was responsible for both the installation of crossing gates on more than 38,000 buses and the first major installation of the Child Checkmate System to ensure that drivers checked for sleeping children.
Cassell is focused on content creation and ensuring that SBSC is at the forefront of the industry’s latest safety trends and regulations.
Prior to joining the School Bus Safety Company, Cassell was the Vice President, Corporate Risk Management for the Laidlaw Group leading all operational and safety programs for the drivers of more than 38,000 school buses who transported more than 2 million children to and from school every day. Under Cassell’s guidance, Laidlaw reduced their accident rate by more than 72% and their cost of losses were reduced by more than $40 million per year.