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). 
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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…
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Nevada School District Faces Severe Weather Challenges

Washoe County Schools in northwest Nevada near Lake Tahoe has experienced several challenges due to severe weather during their first week back from winter break.
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NSTA Pushes South Carolina to Contract School Buses

The National School Transportation Association has urged the South Carolina to consider contracting out its student transportation as an alternative to replacing the state’s aging fleet of school buses.
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NASDPTS: Contact State Directors for Tapping VW Settlement Fund

Student transporters interested in applying for their share of a $2.7-billion national trust fund for replacing or retrofitting diesel school buses should use their local state director of transportation as…
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U.S. DOT Wants Drug Testing to Align with HHS Rules

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opiods to its drug-testing panel for commercial drivers, as well as clarify urine specimen rules.
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NY Program Addresses LGBTQ Bullying on School Bus

More than 250 school bus drivers at the Shenendehowa Central School District in upstate New York recently attended a new course that focuses on transporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…
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NTSB: Chattanooga School Bus Crash Still Under Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board released additional details on the Nov. 21 school bus crash that killed six students and injured 31 others, but the probable cause won’t be determined…
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Feds Scrutinize Fatal School Bus Crashes in Safety Report

Based on a detailed analysis of school bus safety data, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that school bus fatalities represent less than 1 percent of total road fatalities nationwide…
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Utah State Director Martin Announces Impending Retirement

After more than a decade overseeing the pupil transportation program for the Utah State Department of Education, Murrell Martin is retiring from this role, effective Feb. 1.
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FMCSA To Examine Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying truck and bus companies around the country that they are required to submit their 2016 U.S. DOT drug and alcohol testing…
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Tennessee School Board Awaits Impact Study on Seat Belts

The Metro Public School Board in Nashville, Tennessee, unanimously passed a one-sentence resolution to commission an impact study to determine whether seat belts on buses are in the best interest…
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Developing an Effective, Dynamic Fleet Exercise Program

School bus drivers make numerous decisions every day. The deadly Chattanooga crash on Nov. 21 underscores the weight of these decisions. Most crashes are caused by driver error. A dynamic…
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