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Propane School Buses Back In Business in South Carolina

South Carolina's Department of Education (DOE) took receipt of the first propane school buses in the state since the 1980s with the purchase of 26 new Blue Bird Propane Visions…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:01

Blue Bird Says Q1 Earnings Indicate Modest Growth Ahead

Despite what he referred to as the softest quarter of the fiscal year, Blue Bird President and CEO Phil Horlock reported a 4-percent increase in total net sales to reaffirm…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 February 2017 07:50

Disability Advocates Urge DeVos to Protect IDEA

Amid a historic tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education, the Council for Exceptional Children issued a statement calling for the protection of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:01

Roll in, Roll Out: Readers Report Bus Purchasing Trends

The latest survey from School Transportation News explored the topic of school bus purchasing. More than 270 readers responded, expressing a range of opinions that broadened the understanding of the…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:44

Louisiana Task Force Says No to Seat Belt Mandate

A Louisiana task force formed to review student transportation and passenger safety  submitted its final report last month in response to legislative attempts to pass a new school bus seat…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 14:02

PACCAR Reports Strong Fiscal 2016 Despite Fourth Quarter Dip

Despite missing earnings estimates for fourth quarter 2016, CEO Ron Armstrong confirmed PACCAR’s overall financial success, reporting "excellent" annual revenues and profitability.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:45

Interest in Online School Bus Parts on Rise, But Slowly

School Transportation News reached out to several school bus dealers nationwide for updates on what their customers are most often requesting in terms of parts ordering as well as repair…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:18

School Bus App SafeStop Releases Money-Saving Metrics

SafeStop, one of several apps that tracks and reports the real-time location and arrival of school buses, points to data collected from customers across North America that school districts can…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:58

Federal Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Delayed

The start of new minimum training requirements for commercial drivers has been pushed back at least month as part of a government-wide regulatory freeze issued by the Trump administration.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:34

Bill Would Use Illegal Passing Revenue to Pay for Seat Belts

Legislation was introduced this month before the Washington State Legislature that would require all newly purchased school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts, with illegal passing cameras paying…
  • Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 08:40

Collins Bus Parent REV Group Listed on NYSE

Specialty vehicle manufacturer REV Group Inc.—parent company of school bus manufacturer Collins Bus—went public Friday with shares trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 12:38