There is a facility in central Idaho that dismantles nuclear warheads. The warheads are transported in average looking semis escorted by ordinary looking vehicles that are manned by specially trained and heavily armed tactical officers. The semi transporting the warhead is heavily armored and will self-protect even if the security team is taken out. Sadly, school buses do not have the luxury of security escorts.
One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the latest information outlining new federal mandates for entry-level school bus driver training.
STN recently conducted a question-and-answer session with the California Highway Patrol, which is in charge of the development of regulations on the child-check technology that must be added to all California school buses by 2018, per the Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law.
With three-point seat belts required on Texas school buses starting on Sept. 1, 2017, some districts are sharing their thoughts and plans on complying with the new requirements.
CHICAGO-- Teamster Local 777 wins fair wages for first student drivers and aides.