Security Symposium Speakers Urge Bus Driver Training

PHOENIX - School bus drivers should be trained to recognize abrupt personality changes and other aberrant behavior in their riders to help prevent the gun violence plaguing school campuses from spilling over onto school buses.

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School Bus Safety, Teen Driver Safety Weeks Overlap

Even as National School Bus Safety Week kicked off, a new report confirms what the student transportation industry and traffic safety experts have known to be true for years: Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of teen fatalities.

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'Massive Heart Attack' Claims Life of NAPT President

The school bus industry awoke Saturday to the startling news that industry veteran, mentor and current National Association for Pupil Transportation President Don Carnahan died Friday night from what a consultant for the National School Transportation Association referred to in an email as a "massive heart attack."

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'Legal Routes' to Cease Publishing

The 13th year of the Legal Routes publication will be the last, as Editor-in-Chief Peggy Burns and Publisher Roseann Schwaderer announced the final issue will be September 2015.

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All-Electric eLion Getting Ready to Roar by 2015

Lion Bus is entering the alternative-fuel school bus market with an all-electric, plug-in conventional model that is expected to be in full release by next school year. With the announcement, all large school bus manufacturers will offer at least one alt-fuel option.

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Eaton Debuts Dual Clutch Transmission for School Buses

GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton debuted an all-new dual clutch transmission, called Procision, for Class 6-7 medium-duty trucks to increase fuel economy by 8 to 10 percent. It's the industry's first dual clutch transmission for class 6-7 in North America, and it's aimed first at the school bus market, along with towing and delivery truck segments, the company said.

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