Safety & Security

NHTSA Teaches What Not to Do with Child Restraints

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If Missouri pupil transporters were installing child restraints on school buses without knowing each child’s weight beforehand, they won’t be making the same mistakes again after attending the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s "10 Common Mistakes Found on a School Bus" one-day course.

Blue Bird, Navistar Order Recalls

Both Navistar International, the parent company of IC Bus, and Blue Bird Corporation have implemented voluntary recall campaigns for certain models of school buses, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Transportation Company Sponsors Sleep Apnea Program

WAUKEHSA, Wis. — In the last few years sleep apnea, a common and treatable sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, and driver fatigue have become hot topics in the transportation industry as they can lead to dangerous situations.

Company Donates Solar Lights for Bus Shelter

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — After a rash of accidents involving children loading and unloading from their school buses last fall, the City of Port St. Lucie has begun installing a number of bus shelters as a way of providing safe areas for students as they wait to board their buses.

FirstGroup to Receive 2009 NSC Green Cross for Safety Medal

ANAHEIM, Calif. — FirstGroup has been named the 2009 recipient of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Green Cross for Safety Medal. The announcement took place at the NSC’s 96th Annual Congress and Expo in Anaheim, Calif., and will be followed by the actual award presentation in April 2009 in Manhattan.