Wednesday, September 23, 2020


An entry-level school bus driver performs behind-the-wheel training. (Image courtesy of FMCSA.)

California Approves Virtual Training for School Bus Driver Certifications

As school districts grapple with bus driver training needs amid ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the California Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation...

Compliance with School Bus Driver Drug, Alcohol Testing Tricky During Closures

A study by the University of Southern California found that as more people are forced to stay indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol...
First Student school bus drivers in Syracuse, New York, deliver meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Industry Associations Push Congress to Recognize School Bus Drivers

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, national school transportation leadership is seeking the inclusion of school bus drivers in legislation that would create...
Larry Thorton, safety training specialist for Education Services Center Region 6 in Huntsville, Texas, shows a Klein ISD school bus driver how to operate the high-tech simulator. (Photo courtesy of Klein ISD)

Update: NHTSA Moves School Bus Driver In-service Curriculum Online

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed the lead of school districts nationwide that are providing distance learning to students during COVID-19 closures...
A new program at West Clark Community Schools in Indiana encourages school bus drivers and aides to read to students. Photo courtesy of Karie Kahafer.

Indiana School Bus Drivers Read to Students During COVID-19 School Closures

An Indiana school district has gotten creative in finding ways to continue to foster the relationship between school bus drivers and student riders. While...
School bus driver at Knox Community School Corporation

School Bus Driver, Grandson Save Family from Gas Leak During Meal Delivery

Gerald Shadrix and grandson Landen have been delivering meals to students in Starke County, Indiana since schools closed in-person learning a month ago. Little...

September 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school bus technology and how it plays a role amid the new coronavirus...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information for state,...


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