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Speaker Amy Scopac posing at the STN EXPO Reno 2019.

STN EXPO Reno Postponed Until Late August, Early September

The COVID-19 health crisis has forced STN Media Group to move the dates of the STN EXPO Reno conference to Aug. 29 – Sept....
Larry Thorton, safety training specialist for Education Services Center Region 6 in Huntsville, Texas, shows a Klein ISD school bus driver how to operate the high-tech simulator. (Photo courtesy of Klein ISD)

Update: NHTSA Moves School Bus Driver In-service Curriculum Online

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed the lead of school districts nationwide that are providing distance learning to students during COVID-19 closures...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty exercises, among other topics. Read the full May...
School bus drivers at Dean Transportation in Michigan wear blindfolds as one of their coworkers drives the school bus. The empathy training helps the drivers to understand the challenges that students with disabilities might be facing while in the school bus environment. (Photo courtesy of Fred Doelker)

School Bus Driver Training Focuses on Empathy for Students with Disabilities

Picture yourself sitting in the dentist’s chair. You recline and the dentist shoves as many cotton balls and tissues inside your mouth as possible....
Don Bozard, a school bus technician for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia, represents the industry braintrust in the garage that the industry figures to lose in the coming years.

School Bus Technician Shortage Not a Passing Problem

There have been many articles written about the shortage of school bus drivers, which is hitting private and district fleets especially hard. However, there...
Larry Thorton, safety training specialist for Education Services Center Region 6 in Huntsville, Texas, shows a Klein ISD school bus driver how to operate the high-tech simulator. (Photo courtesy of Klein ISD)

School Bus Driver Simulator Provides Real-World Training in Texas

A simulator available at no cost to school districts located northeast of Houston is supplementing school bus safety training efforts. Funded by a $100,000 annual...

TSD Conference to Highlight Fundamentals of Special Needs Transportation

A special session planned for March 21 at the TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas, will provide attendees who transport students with disabilities and special...
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,...
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TSD Conference Workshop Details Posted

The 2020 TSD Conference promises to provide the latest and greatest in engaging training and essential updates for transportation professionals who work with special...

Strategies for School Bus Safety Success

What do student transportation providers do to ensure they provide the safest daily journey for students? Student transportation providers promote a safety culture through comprehensive...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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