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NY School Bus Driver Honored for Avoiding Head-on Crash

A school bus driver for contractor Educational Bus Transportation on Long Island has received a commendation from a local county lawmaker for actions he took to avoid a head-on collision…
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NJ 3-Point School Bus Seat Belt Bill Sent to Gov.

The state senate in New Jersey unanimously passed legislation to upgrade an existing school bus seat belt law to require lap and shoulder restraints in response to last month’s fatal Paramus school…
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NJ Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Selling School Bus CDLs

A 39-year-old former clerk with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) received a seven-year state prison sentence for selling commercial driver’s licenses to over 220 school bus driver candidates.
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Eaton Begins $500M Vehicle Electrification Program

Eaton has announced the launch of a new eMobility business to meet the demand of a global vehicle electrification market that is estimated to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric…
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NTSB Publishes Report on School Bus Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board published its final report and recommendations on the 2016 Baltimore and Chattanooga school bus crashes, as board members highlighted areas of concern and room for improvement.
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Concerns Rise Over Ohio School Bus Lap/Shoulder Belt Bill

Student transporters weigh in on a proposed June 1, 2019 deadline for mandatory three-point seat belts on school buses, as Rep. John Barnes, Jr. sponsors a bill in the Ohio…
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VW Truck & Bus Changes Name to TRATON Group

Volkswagen Truck & Bus underwent a name change, while parent company Volkswagen Group announced a partnership with California-based battery company QuantumScape and exploration of a collaboration with Ford.
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Major New Plan Merges Labor & Education Depts.

A controversial proposal to merge the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education was formally announced this week, and if approved, it may have an indirect impact on the school bus…
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NY Bill Fixes Drug, Alcohol Tests for School Bus Drivers

Legislation updating drug and alcohol testing regulations for the state’s school bus drivers has been passed by both the New York Senate and Assembly and is now on its way…
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NJ Driver Acts Fast in School Bus Fire

Cooperation between a New Jersey school bus driver and bus garage mechanic enabled 10 students to escape uninjured from their bus, before flames engulfed it. 
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STN EXPO Indianapolis Announced at State Conference

FORT WAYNE IN — STN Media Group (STN), with the support of the School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI), school bus engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc., and school bus seating and…
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NJ School Board OKs 3-Point Seat Belts Following Crash

The Paramus, New Jersey school board voted to require its buses to be equipped with shoulder-restraint-style (three point) seat belts for buses it is planning to purchase, for an extra $5,300 per bus.…
  • Last modified on Monday, 25 June 2018 09:04

Technology Concerns Stall School Bus Medical Rule

Due to technology concerns, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration extended certain provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule, which establishes guidelines for reporting and processing medical information from…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:01