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FMCSA Targets Coercion of Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule designed to protect commercial truck and bus drivers from being forced by their employers or others to violate federal safety…
  • Last modified on Monday, 30 November 2015 10:58

School Board Settles Age Discrimination Claim by Bus Driver

The Southern Regional Board of Education in Ocean County, New Jersey agreed earlier this month to pay a settlement of $30,000 to Thomas Pancoast, a now 71-year-old school bus driver…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:09

FMCSA Seeks Communciation Between MEs, Primary Physicians

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a new, voluntary program that would allow participating certified medical examiners to communicate with primary healthcare professionals who prescribe…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:06

MADD to Host National Day of Remembrance

Nationwide, 10,000 people are killed by people operating vehicles while intoxicated. Another 290,000 people are injured in impaired-driving crashes. On Dec. 3, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is holding a…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:05

Safe Fleet Announces Grant, Coloring Contest Winners

Earlier this month at the NAPT Summit trade show in Richmond, Virginia, Safe Fleet revealed the winners of both their United Against Bullying Grant and anti-bullying coloring contest.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 16:36

Nissan Pulls Controversial Ad

Amid protests from the membership of the National Association of Pupil Transportation, Nissan Motors was driven to curb a commercial that depicted a school bus driver irresponsibly drag racing a…
  • Last modified on Monday, 23 November 2015 14:18

Last of Chowchilla School Bus Kidnappers Denied Parole

Frederick Woods, one of the three men who committed the infamous school bus kidnapping incident nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, California, has been denied parole for the 16th time.
  • Last modified on Monday, 23 November 2015 12:04

New Jersey Allows Medical Marijuana on School Buses

New Jersey is yet another state to diminish its prohibition of marijuana use, passing a law that allows parents to give their sick or disabled children medical marijuana at school…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:05

Alabama School Bus Inspection Expert Remembered

Greg Ray, supervisor of school bus maintenance at Mobile County Public Schools and retired supervisor of the Alabama school bus inspection program, passed away on Oct. 30 following a long…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:15

Three-Point Seat Belts Required on All New Houston ISD Buses

In light of a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two high school students last September, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) announced Tuesday that all new school buses…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:12

N.Y. Contractor’s Association Elects New President

The New York School Bus Contractor’s Association has elected Michael Martucci as its new president. Martucci previously served as the association’s president for two years and has been a part…
  • Last modified on Monday, 23 November 2015 15:13