Why Join the MSBOA? Established in 1948, MSBOA members offer the very best the school bus industry can provide…safe and efficient transportation for all of our customers state wide. Our first priority is student safety. Our average member company provides 46 hours of safety specific training for new school bus drivers along with additional annual training for the veteran driver. Our members averaged less than 0.9 points off per bus in their annual inspections in a study conducted in 2007. Our members are actively involved in their communities. They contribute local jobs to the economy – statewide they employ over 6,000 people. They are actively involved in local service clubs, contribute thousands of dollars to charitable organizations and pay on average over $50,000 in property and sales taxes. Our members take great pride in being the safest, most efficient means of ground travel. They put their name and reputation into safely transporting local school children every day. MSBOA Member Benefits Dues Form Access to the latest industry news through a monthly newsletter and bi-weekly email newsletters. MSBOA Executive Office Staff for help on specific industry questions such as drug and alcohol testing, legal requirements, licensing updates, policy advice and so much more. The MSBOA Legal Hotline – Access to an attorney for your legal questions. The MSBOA Government Affairs– The MSBOA Lobbyist is available by phone and provides updates as to what is going on at the Capitol that may affect your operation. Purchasing programs to help you save money with such partners as Office Max, Grainger, Holiday, Clinical Research Lab Drug Testing, Auto Owners and others. Access to industry specific information and helpful links through our website. Two conferences a year that keep members informed and allow opportunities to network with colleagues and associates from the school transportation industry. Access to safety programs, materials and videos for educating students, drivers, and the general public to school bus safety issues. Scholarship and award programs to bring recognition and awareness to your employees and business.