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FMCSA Publishes Official Notice of 2-Year Delay in Training Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its official notice on Feb. 4 in the Federal Register to push back compliance with new...

FMCSA Releases Advice on New CDL Alcohol and Drug Clearinghouse

While the FMCSA’s CDL clearinghouse query database is not available for access yet for school districts or contractors to use, what can they do...

FMCSA Extends State Query Provision of CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will implement a three-year delay to a provision of its commercial driver drug and alcohol...
Photo by David George.

Privatization of Ohio CDL Test Sites Provides School Districts with Choices

The current president of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation said that the new privatization of commercial driver’s license (CDL) test sites in Ohio...
Larry Minor, FMCSA associate administrator for policy, discussed the FMCSA entry-level driver training rules with attendees of the 51st Annual NASDPTS Conference on Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Update: FMCSA Seeks to Propose Delay to Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sighs of relief emanated from the audience at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) annual conference...

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration Now Open

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that users can now create secure online accounts in the new...
Applicants to become bus drivers at Bryan ISD in Texas train to pass their CDL permit test. The school district now has 100 percent of its route filled for the 2019-2020 school year, and backup drivers to fill in when needed.

Texas School District Reverses School Bus Driver Shortage with Pay-to-Train Program

Many school districts and transportation professionals have attempted to solve the driver shortage dilemma at their school district. Simeon Gates, assistant director of transportation...
Students loading bus

FMCSA Proposes Latest Rule to Alleviate Burdens to Obtaining CDL

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking to remove financial barriers for new CDL applicants who obtain their learner’s permit in...

FMCSA Announces Partial Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rules

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to extend the compliance date for new entry-level driver training rules by exactly two years....

February 2020

STN’s bus garage issue features articles about selecting maintenance software, being proactive when inspecting and maintaining fleets,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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