How Will New FMCSA Diabetes Rule Affect School Bus Drivers?

Though a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration final rule that now allows commercial drivers who properly manage their diabetes to operate vehicles in interstate commerce does not explicitly apply to school bus drivers, the issue is expected to be a topic of discussion at school bus industry meetings this fall, if not sooner.

  • Published in News

Education School Bus Driver is Driver of Yr.

NEW YORK — Vicky Jarvis, a school bus driver with Educational Bus Transportation, has received the “Driver of the Year” award from the Nassau Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT).  The announcement was made by NYAPT Nassau Chapter President Keyana Wright.

‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Duties, Says NASDPTS

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver” is insufficient in describing the profession and host of skills necessary for the job, as well as the vetting required of applicants.

  • Published in News

Pa. School Districts Warned Bus Driver Oversight is Lacking

Audits that were performed over an eight-year period discovered 10 school bus drivers across the Keystone State who should have been disqualified from their positions because of criminal convictions. In addition, almost five dozen school districts were found to be deficient in keeping driver records.

  • Published in News

NAPT Offers “Missing Piece” of Hiring School Bus Drivers

The National Association for Pupil Transportation announced that it is working with an Atlanta-based consulting firm to create a customized tool that allows student transportation leaders to assess school bus driver judgement and decision-making ability.

  • Published in News