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Federal agencies speak out on passenger van use
December 14, 2010
NHTSA and FMCSA administrators send a letter to all 50 states’ motor vehicle administrators to remind them that 12- or 15-passenger vans should not be used to transport students because they do not provide the same level of safety as school buses.
FMCSA sweep nabs 109 drivers
August 18, 2010
FMCSA strike force investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus and truck companies, including school bus drivers. As a result, 109 drivers were removed from the roads and more than 175 carriers face enforcement actions.
FMCSA issues charges against illegal operator
June 21, 2010
FMCSA charged bus operator Cayetano Martinez with 78 violations of 13 separate motor carrier safety regulations. The agency's claim identifies the four separate company names Martinez allegedly used to illegally operate and evade previous orders from FMCSA.
Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

School bus passenger protection off ‘Most Wanted’ list
February 19, 2010
NTSB removes the issue from its recommended transportation safety improvements, citing NHTSA’s final rule that increased school bus seat-back height and established specs for voluntarily installed seat belts.
FMCSA clarifies texting ban
February 2, 2010
An agency official explains that the new texting ban for truck and bus drivers only applies to school bus drivers in limited cases. A forthcoming proposed rule may affect school bus drivers not currently covered.
Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers
January 26, 2010
The prohibition, effective immediately, is the latest in a series of actions taken by the U.S. DOT to combat distracted driving after a national summit on the issue in September. Violators may face fines of up to $2,750.
Senate confirms nomination of FMCSA administrator
November 6, 2009
Anne Ferro was the motor vehicle administrator in Maryland from 1997 to 2003, where she led the agency’s efforts to implement a graduated licensing program for new drivers as well as a model for older driver research. She is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association.
Q&A: NASDPTS President Charlie Hood on Funding Challenges, Work With Feds
November 4, 2009

State directors are battling budget shortfalls, but NASDPTS President Charlie Hood says that they remain optimistic. The association’s work with federal agencies and other industry groups targets the betterment of school transportation.

NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Delaware bus company fined for safety violations
September 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a civil penalty notice to Lehane’s Bus Service Inc. of New Cast...
State directors: FMCSA proposal would worsen driver shortages
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors said that a training proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would...

NSTA releases annual convention details
June 18, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has released details about its 2008 International School Bus Driver Safety Co...
FMCSA extends comment deadline on driver training proposal
April 3, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the deadline for comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemakin...
Top spots in transit at NHTSA, FMCSA
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The administrator positions at two key federal transportation agencies are in the process of turning over.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part V)
October 1, 2004

61. Seek consultation

As any transportation director knows, time management and organization are critical challenges facing a school distric...

The price is right - hiring a motor carrier is not a game
December 1, 2001

Much has been written in the pupil transportation media lately about using motor carriers for school-related trips. In fact, the federal government is...

Proposed CDL changes don't hit all the marks
September 1, 2001

Bus drivers are our greatest resource. Of that, there’s no doubt. Over the past decade, however, they’ve been forced to jump through a tan...

Guidelines for Chartering Motorcoach Buses to Transport Students
August 1, 2001

Culminating a year-long multi-agency effort to improve student passenger safety on motorcoaches, the North Carolina School Charter Transportation Safe...

News from Washington is more than the campaign
March 1, 2000

Believe it or not, there are other things happening in the political world, although you wouldn’t know it from the network TV coverage. Surprisingly, some of them could affect the pupil transportation industry. More surprisingly, they could have a positive effect.

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