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S.C. Special Needs Transporters Find Missing Boy While on Route

A special needs school bus driver and an attendant cite their training as being responsible for their quick response in finding an 11-year-old boy...
Thomas Built Buses presents its new electric school bus Jouley

Four Drawbacks of Electric Buses & What You Can Do About...

While there is a lot of hype surrounding electric school buses, there is also quite a bit of speculation. From range anxiety to high...
Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.

October 2019

Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts, augmented and virtual reality training, and what...
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Smoke Evacuation Drill STN EXPO Reno 2019

Attendees at the STN EXPO Reno 2019 were allowed to walk through a bus full of theater smoke. The drill simulated a fire emergency...

A Few Things I’ve Learned While ‘On The Road To Education’

I wrote the following to a person who worked in our department as they were moving on to a management-level position in another school...

IC Bus Holds Annual Training with Record Number of Participants

Earlier this month, Navistar International Corporation’s IC Bus hosted the 12th annual IC Bus University Training Session, which reportedly featured record-breaking attendance. The training...

Back-to-School Driver, Attendant Training Helps to Save Lives

As school starts up for many districts nationwide, bus drivers, attendants and transportation directors are working through rounds of training, in order to transport...
Laura Landis, a driver instructor, trainer and recruiter for Prince William County Schools in Maryland, shows teachers Kevin Loughery, Ryan Wicka, Shannon Parker, Yonika Powell, and Sharon Harrison how to perform the exterior bus inspection during a Saturday class to become bus drivers held at Parkside Middle School. (Photo courtesy of Prince William Times; photo by Randy Litzinger.)

NASDPTS Seeks Expanded Delay of New Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) asked the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to postpone all aspects...
A team competes at the Roadeo during the 2019 TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas.

Webinar Takes Attendees on a Journey to Safer Wheelchair Transportation

A free webinar presented by School Transportation News tackled the topic of wheelchair securement on a school bus, which can be a confusing and...

Florida Rule Requires School Bus Staff Training on CPR, First Aid

The Florida State Board of Education announced on July 17 an amendment to rules 6A-3.0121 and 6A-3.0141 that will make it a requirement to...

October 2019

Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.
Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts,...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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