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Minnesota Asks FMCSA for Exemption from CDL Skills Test Regs

Minnesota requested a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be exempted from the test methods for federal CDL skills tests, as the state said its current model already complies with regulations but is more efficient than the federal model. 

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Increased Costs and Savings Tied to New Federal Emissions, Fuel Economy Regs

The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are targeting 24 percent in added reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption for school buses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles over the next decade with new Phase 2 rules to cut greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.

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Could Technology Make Motorists #Brake4Buses?

Automatic emergency braking is an emerging technology in the automobile industry. Many auto manufacturers already provide customers with this safety feature. AEB is being phased in, and it's just a matter of time before it becomes the new standard in the auto industry.

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National Safety Council Calls for School Bus Seat Belts

It’s been almost a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration endorsed the addition of three-point seat belts on school buses. Now the National Safety Council has joined in the appeal for the inclusion of safety restraints for child passengers.

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Longtime Wash. State Director Announces Plan to Retire

Director of Student Transportation Allan J. Jones announced his plans to step down from his position in the Washington state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which will officially take effect Sept. 29

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