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Former Southwest Airlines CEO Putnam Added to STN EXPO

Howard Putnam, who led the fledgling Southwest Airlines in the late 1970s and early 1980s, will present an STN EXPO keynote address this summer following the event’s trade show.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:59

Chinese Company Invests in Alt-Fuel Engine Mfg. PSI

Power Solutions International (PSIX) has announced a strategic investment and collaboration agreement with a China-based global diesel engine designer, Weichai America Corporation.
  • Last modified on Monday, 27 March 2017 22:16

Neilsen Named New CEO of Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Chief Operating Officer Roger Neilsen will become chief executive officer and president, effective April 1. He will oversee all brands, includingThomas Built Buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:08

TSD Conference Keynote Davidson Delivers 'Precious Cargo'

FRISCO, Texas – After spending a year driving a special needs school bus, Craig Davidson wrote about his evolving relationship with each student who struggled physically, emotionally and socially, and…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:57

Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Monday

We sat down again today with Tony Pollard, transportation supervisor for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama to get his perspective on Monday’s sessions. Here’s what he had to…
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 21:42

Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Sunday

FRISCO, Texas — Tony Pollard is the supervisor of transportation for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama and an attendee at this year’s TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas. We…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 February 2018 16:58

TSD Urges Collaboration on Understanding Autism

FRISCO, Texas – Special needs transporters need a lot of empathy as well as thick skin to be effective in their jobs, especially when that includes providing service for students…
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 13:58

Hometown Texas Team Repeats as TSD Roadeo Champ

FRISCO, Texas — Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery said they are hanging it up after winning their second consecutive TSD Special Needs Roadeo national championship.
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 13:44

Detroit Unveils New DD8 Medium-Duty Engine

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Detroit unveiled the new DD8 Medium-Duty Engine at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, presenting an eventual power option for school bus customers. 
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:16

Trends: Secured Transport for Special-Needs Children

The latest survey from School Transportation News explored the various aspects of transporting special-needs children, including wheelchair safety, fire suppression technology and the growing rate of students diagnosed with autism. 
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 13:04

More Propane School Buses Headed to Pennsylvania

Two rural school districts in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and a third suburban district outside of Philadelphia are splitting more than a half-million dollars in state alternative-fuel funds to purchase new…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:11

Bus Driver Pleads Guilty in Autistic Student's Death

The school bus driver who left a 19-year-old student with severe autism on a Southern California bus during a heatwave pleaded guilty for the role he played in the student’s…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:23