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Are Teachers an Answer to the School Bus Driver Shortage?

Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia is experiencing the national school bus driver shortage and location challenges. One of the schools there, Parkside...
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FMCSA New Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued new regulations for driver training. Moving Ahead for Progress 2021, MAP21, is expected to save...

FMCSA Resources for Implementing Upcoming Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released additional online resources for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review...
A bus driver takes the wheel during the inaugural STN EXPO Ride & Drive in July 2016.

FMCSA Says CDL Final Rule to Cut Cost of Entry-Level Training

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final regulatory rule on March 5 that is expected to save time...

NASDPTS Discusses Entry Level Driver Training Final Rule, EPA Rebate Program

Federal government representatives updated attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) Annual Conference in Kansas City on plans...

High Anxiety on New Training Standards for School Bus Driver Applicants

The clock is ticking as school districts nationwide brace for an intimidating set of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations that will set new...

‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Responsibilities, Says NASDPTS

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver”...

FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing

One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the...

FMCSA Ensures Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse Remains in Place

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has corrected a portion of last year’s final rule concerning the establishment of new minimum training standards for...

FMCSA Releases Final Rule for New CDL Applicants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level school bus and motorcoach drivers seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license...

June 2019

The nationwide driver shortage, the accountability of school districts and school bus operators, school bus refurbishment and...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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