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Blue Bird Presents 2015 Dealer Awards

Bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation presented its 2015 Dealer Awards last month in during its annual dealer meeting in Richmond, Virginia. Yancey Bus Sales & Service won the Dealer of…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:16

Update: Total School Bus Body Production Grows By 5 Percent

Mirroring the average eight- to 10-year national fleet replacement cycle, school bus manufacturers reported the highest total output in a decade with 41,200 units that rolled off assembly lines over…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:04

FAST Act to Fund Transportation Programs for Next Five Years

Congress agreed on the $305 billion FAST Act that reauthorizes federal highway transportation programs for the next five years, the National School Transportation Association calling it a “huge victory” for…
  • Last modified on Friday, 04 December 2015 15:14

Nevada Highway Patrol to Rework Bus Policy

A Nevada Highway Patrol program that ensures the buses students ride to and from school are safe was found to have inadequate resources to inspect all vehicles, its semi-annual inspection…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:10

Texas Recalls Groundbreaking Work on School Bus Propane

With more than 2,600 propane-autogas school buses in operation statewide and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared Texas Propane School Bus Week, which runs through this Friday, the Texas Railroad Commission…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:40

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