Oregon School District Partners with Blue Bird/ROUSH

The Beaverton School District recently purchased 12 new Type C Blue Bird Vision Conventional School Buses. The Oregon district plans to evaluate the performance of each bus over the next…
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Jim 'The Rookie' Morris Added to STN EXPO Keynote Slate

Jim Morris, the subject of the 2002 film “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid, will talk to STN EXPO attendees about mentorship, leadership and following one's dreams as the 2016 keynote…
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Severe Weather Alert

Severe thunderstorm and tornado events are most common in the spring, and there are major differences between how student transporters should handle them compared to winter weather. But both conditions…
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Navistar Telematics Milestone, New Engine OTA Programming

Navistar’s Internet of Things is expanding not only the growth of its OnCommand Connection fleet telematics, but also with over-the-air (OTA) programming of Cummins engine control modules.
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ACT Expo Session Touts Benefits of Propane School Buses

In a general session at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo held last week in Long Beach, California, Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer at the Propane Education & Research Council,…
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Texas School District Awarded by Tyler Technologies

Magnolia Independent School District has been recognized by Tyler Technologies as the 2016 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award Winner. Located in southern Texas, Magnolia ISD found that the software provided…
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Tenn. Law Stiffens Penalties for Texting School Bus Drivers

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will strengthen penalties for school bus drivers caught texting behind the wheel, so much so that a conviction would result…
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Data Shows Reduction in Bus-Related Fatalities

Overall bus fatalities have been steadily declining for the past few years, according to crash statistics compiled and released by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The figures limited to school…
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Paccar Parts Increases Efficiency with New $32M Facility

Paccar Parts announced that its state-of-the-art parts distribution center in Renton, Washington, is now fully operational and will increase service for the Northwestern U.S. and western Canada.
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School Bus Contractors Seek Changes to FMCSA Safety Proposal

The National School Transportation Association is urging its school bus contractor members to contact their local U.S. House of Representatives in an attempt to thwart a “flawed” proposal announced in…
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Bus Driver in Death of Teen with Autism Pleads Not Guilty

Armando Ramirez, the substitute school bus driver in the Paul Lee case, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of dependent adult abuse. He was arrested last month after an…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:21