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Tenn. Law Stiffens Penalties for Texting School Bus Drivers

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will strengthen penalties for school bus drivers caught texting behind the wheel, so much so that a conviction would result…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:29

Data Shows Reduction in Bus-Related Fatalities

Overall bus fatalities have been steadily declining for the past few years, according to crash statistics compiled and released by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The figures limited to school…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:06

Paccar Parts Increases Efficiency with New $32M Facility

Paccar Parts announced that its state-of-the-art parts distribution center in Renton, Washington, is now fully operational and will increase service for the Northwestern U.S. and western Canada.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:38

School Bus Contractors Seek Changes to FMCSA Safety Proposal

The National School Transportation Association is urging its school bus contractor members to contact their local U.S. House of Representatives in an attempt to thwart a “flawed” proposal announced in…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:44

Bus Driver in Death of Teen with Autism Pleads Not Guilty

Armando Ramirez, the substitute school bus driver in the Paul Lee case, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of dependent adult abuse. He was arrested last month after an…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:21

First Student Selects Latest School Bus Artwork Winner

School bus contractor First Student named second grader Richard Xu of Jericho, New York, as the newest winner of the company’s inagural artwork contest for his depiction of the theme,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:11

Drivers File Discrimination Charges Against Bus Companies

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced Friday that it was filing claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board against…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:17

Place Transgender Bullying on School Bus Radar, Attorney Says

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirming transgender rights will affect student transporters in how they enforce bullying policies and respond to incidents, a…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:12

Webinar Discusses DPF Maintenance Challenges, Solutions

An STN Webinar dove into the polarizing and challenging issue of diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance, and how school bus operators can extend their service life and reduce repair costs.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:16

NY Operation Safe Stop Targets Motorists, Legislation

New York held its 23rd annual Operation Stop Day in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies to target motorists across the state who illegally pass school buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 April 2016 16:08

When Every Drop Counts

Amid budget cuts and economic uncertainties, strict management of operating costs in school districts has become increasingly important. We sat down with Bobby Hayes, domestic sales manager at OPW Fuel…
  • Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 16:12