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

FMCSA Delays Minimum Training Requirements Final Rule for 2 Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is announcing a long-anticipated, two-year delay in the deadline to comply with its entry-level driver training rule,...
Small Business in Transportation Coalition

Request to Defund the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Update

A provocative rebuttal was released on Jan. 3 by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, that attacks the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s)...
Small Business in Transportation Coalition

Trucking Industry Trade Group Calls for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — James Lamb, the executive director of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC), announced on Dec. 30 that his 15,000-member 501(c)(6)...

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...
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...
The FMCSA Administrator, speaking earlier this year to American Trucking Association members.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Martinez to Step Down

After only about 18 months in the position, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced he is resigning by Oct. 31. He...

School Bus Drivers: Use CBD Oil at Your Own Peril

Springfield Public School bus drivers in Missouri received a dire warning last month about using cannabidiol (CBD) oil, possibly causing them to test positive...

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...

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...