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Congress Aims to Avoid Partial Government Shutdown

H.J Res. 143 passed unanimously in the House, and with a voice vote in the Senate, to amend the Continuing Appropriations Act, which would continue funding federal government agencies through…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:10

Indiana Student Killed When Truck Rear-ends School Bus

A 2016 Freightliner straight truck that was towing a trailer, rear-ended a school bus at an Indiana railroad stop, killing one student and sending several more to hospitals with non-life-threating…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:20

One Dead, Dozens Injured in Charter Bus Crash

One child was pronounced dead and at least 45 other individuals were injured after their driver lost control of their bus, causing it to leave an Arkansas highway and overturn.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:51

NAFTA Replacement Expected to Ease Tariff Concerns

President Donald Trump signed a historic new trade deal with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that will replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement,…
  • Last modified on Monday, 03 December 2018 09:11

Study: Collision Warning, Automatic Braking Systems Prevent Crashes

Vehicle collision warning systems and especially automatic emergency braking are proven crash prevention technologies, reports a new study that was released this month by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety…
  • Last modified on Friday, 30 November 2018 16:27

Vehicle Crashes Jump 6 Percent in Recreational Pot States

New research has found that traffic crashes have jumped in states that have approved recreational pot usage — namely Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Now a number of school districts…
  • Last modified on Friday, 14 December 2018 16:37

Online Calculator Estimates Sleep Deficiency Costs

The National Safety Council and other groups claim that the cost of sleep deficiency in the U.S. topped $410 billion dollars in 2015. Meanwhile, fatigue and sleep deficiencies have struck…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:23

Widespread Support of EPA Proposal to Update NOx Rules

By and large, the school bus industry is supportive of the new EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative for standardizing emissions regulations for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from medium- and heavy-duty engines.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:53

OPEC Oil Prices Take a Dive Since Summer

What a difference only three months can make in oil and diesel prices worldwide, as OPEC oil prices have essentially fallen off a cliff since late summer.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:24

National Safety Council’s Hersman Goes Autonomous

Deborah Hersman, former CEO and president of the National Safety Council (NSC), was appointed as chief safety officer at Waymo, prior to the launch of Waymo’s first autonomous ride-share service…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:54

School Buses, Students Brave Harsh Winter Weather

Despite Winter Storm Bruce forcing cancelation of flights across the Midwest, and threatening to extend the Thanksgiving holiday by at least a day, school buses largely continued motoring, as they…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:15