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High Resistance to Low Rolling Resistant Tires

Low rolling resistant tires, or LRRTs, were first developed for the over-the-road trucking industry in response to increased federal scrutiny over corporate average fuel economy for commercial vehicles. So why aren’t more school buses using them?

In the Business of Preventing School Bus Fires

Student transporters discuss their needs and preferences for fire suppression systems to forestall safety threats. Suppliers of the systems also share the best things about their offerings, and inspectors give tips for post-fire procedures.

Extension for Calif. School Bus Child Alert Systems Up in Air

New emergency legislation to allow school districts an additional year to install electronic child alert systems to prompt school bus drivers to check for students at the end of routes is not moving forward — after the bill’s sponsor resigned office in response to sexual misconduct allegations.

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Authorities Question Maintenance Records in Iowa School Bus Fire

The Iowa school district at the center of the fatal Dec. 12 school bus fire that claimed the lives of the driver and a 16-year-old student said it was simply following directions from the state when it updated the vehicle's maintenance repair records weeks later to indicate out-of-service deficiencies were fixed.

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