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FMCSA Launches Pre-Employment Screening Program for Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched its Pre-Employment Screening Program to allow commercial motor carrier companies to electronically...

Driver Distraction

What is distracted driving? Nearly everyone in today's society has a cell phone. Or a BlackBerry. Or PDA. An iPod. Take your pick; someone...

IDEA Part B Final Regulations – Discipline Procedures

One of the difficult aspects of providing transportation service to students with disabilities is proper discipline on the bus. In Part B of the...

Final Rule on CDL Improvements: How Will It Affect Your Operations?

by the National School Transportation Association On July 31, 2002 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published new rules affecting commercial drivers and...

School Bus Driver Unions and the Need for Special Understanding

We all know that drivers of students with special needs have to be special themselves. At a recent conference, one school transportation administrator bemoaned...

Bus Drivers Need to Understand the Difficulties of Tourette’s Syndrome

People pass judgment before they know the whole story. For example: A new student is added to one a route, and the driver immediately...
Anchorman

Asleep at the Wheel?

We have all either suffered from it or tossed and turned in bed trying to ignore it — that loud, cavernous snore that seems...

One School District’s Journey From 8 Millimeter to Digital

SUFFOLK, Va. — As coordinator of transportation for Suffolk Public Schools in southeast Virginia, Lonnie Reavis has seen his district’s 200 school buses go...

Doctoral Dissertation Examines Danger of Non-conforming Vans

Nearly one-third of the 889 public school districts in Illinois report the use of 15-passenger vans, also known as non-conforming vans in pupil transportation...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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