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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.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:15

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…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:16

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…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 January 2017 16:10

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…
  • Last modified on Monday, 16 January 2017 10:29

National Survey Describes Student Deaths at School Bus Stop

The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit released its annual loading and unloading survey that shows a majority of the student fatalities last year were caused by…
  • Last modified on Monday, 16 January 2017 08:09

FMCSA Ensures Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse Remains in Place

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has corrected a portion of last year’s final rule concerning the establishment of new minimum training standards for obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL). 
  • Last modified on Thursday, 12 January 2017 16:15

Last Surviving Son of Blue Bird Founder Luce Passes Away

Blue Bird has asked all the flags at its various locations to be flown at half-staff in honor of Albert L. “Buddy” Luce, Jr., who died Wednesday evening. He was…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:23

Transportation Taps Fed Funding for Full-Time Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:24