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FMCSA Further Extends Expiring Licenses, Certifications Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended a previous waiver of expiring driver’s license and medical examiner’s certificates by an additional 90 days,...

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...
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New CDL Clearinghouse Flags 8,000 Driver Substance-Abuse Violations in First Weeks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said its commercial driver’s license (CDL) drug and alcohol clearinghouse that launched last month is working as intended. The...

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...
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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...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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