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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…
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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

Full TSD Conference Agenda Online

The Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers National Conference features three dozen workshops that range from ensuring efficiency and compliance in route service to collaboration between school districts and Head…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:56

Blue Bird Awarded $4.4M to Develop Electric School Bus

Bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corp. was awarded $4.4 million by the federal government to develop a zero-emissions, electric-powered school bus that could fund school districts through ‘Vehicle-to-Grid’ technology.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:27

ASBC ‘Love the Bus’ Going Local in February

The American School Bus Council has encouraged states and local districts nationwide to hold their own “Love the Bus” events next month, as there will not be a singular national…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:28

11 First Student Locations Receive ASE Blue Seal

School bus contractor First Student announced 11 locations nationwide recently earned the Blue Seal of Excellence given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). 
  • Last modified on Thursday, 26 January 2017 13:46

Transfinder Celebrates 16 Straight Years of Financial Growth

Transfinder Corp., a global software firm with a focus on transportation, reported 2016 revenue increased 9 percent year-over-year to $12.7 million. These numbers included a 20-percent increase in sales from 173…
  • Last modified on Friday, 27 January 2017 08:14