Subscribe Today

News

Displaying 2661  -  2680  of  3796
ASBC's Yellow School Bus Champions program provides 5-, 10- and 30-minute presentations that are available for download.
ASBC offers presentations on school bus benefits
October 12, 2010
The industry coalition’s Yellow School Bus Champions program provides 5-, 10- and 30-minute presentations that are available for download. They cover the safety, educational and environmental advantages of school bus use.
New Jersey bill for school bus advertising progresses
October 12, 2010
The legislation has been approved by the state Assembly and has been referred to the Senate Education Committee. There is reportedly little opposition to the measure, which would allow school districts statewide to place advertisements on the exterior sides of their buses.
Report examines contributing factors in fatal vehicle crashes
October 12, 2010
Transportation-related factors include traffic controls, road characteristics and weather impacts; human-related factors include number of people involved, drunken driving and light conditions.
Valvoline engine oil provides lubrication protection
October 12, 2010
Benefits of Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 include reduced ash content, valve recession protection and advanced oxidation control. It is recommended for use in compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or propane-powered engines.
Former contractor returns to industry as consultant
October 12, 2010
Terry Van Der Aa, past winner of SBF's Contractor of the Year award, sold his contracting company Vancom Inc. to Laidlaw in the late 1990s. He now will join TransPar Group to provide his expertise in the area of labor relations.
UPDATE: Driver in fatal Georgia bus crash lacked state certification
October 11, 2010
The trainee driver had passed the "S" endorsement written test and was undergoing the required hours of training. He had been scheduled to finalize his skills assessment for the endorsement last Wednesday, two days after the accident. The school district will now review the training for all of its bus drivers to ensure that they are fully certified.
Indiana state troopers catch illegal bus passers
October 11, 2010
Authorities rode on three of Vigo County School Corp.’s school buses in late September and wrote three traffic citations for motorists who violated the state’s school bus stop arm law. The enforcement action stemmed from complaints made by the school system’s bus drivers about alleged illegal passing.
Bus driver faces misdemeanor child abuse charge
October 7, 2010
The charge stems from an incident in August wherein a Nebraska school district driver dropped off a 6-year-old boy more than 15 miles from his home. A construction worker who found the boy crying as he walked out of town was able to call his mother and watch him while she came to pick up the boy.
School bus trainer saves choking student
October 7, 2010
Oscar Juracan noticed that a boy on the bus was not breathing, and the trainer quickly responded to perform abdominal thrusts on the elementary student. Spring (Texas) ISD requires all of its trainers to take a CPR course.
Driver evades gang members following bus after on-board fight
October 7, 2010
After a student involved in a fight on the bus jumped from the rear emergency door and got in a car with two other men to follow the bus, Harnett County school bus driver Sha-Wana Cameron was able to evade the car and contact police.
Town receives ‘hundreds’ of fee-based bus transportation applications
October 7, 2010
The news comes from the chair of the Framingham (Mass.) School Committee. The committee will discuss the issue at a meeting on Thursday night and provide a detailed proposal regarding fees next Tuesday.
Tags: bus fees
News, events, meeting minutes, safety exercise materials, job listings, press releases and coverage of the association in the media are available on the new site.
Oregon association launches new Website
October 6, 2010
The new site will allow OPTA's volunteers to easily add news, events, meeting minutes and other items that routinely require updates. Also available on the site are safety exercise materials, job listings, press releases and coverage of the association in the media.
The Explorer DX12 includes an inertia sensor, which logs and displays G-Force data, allowing system administrators to monitor driver behavior, including speed, turning, signals, braking and idling.
Seon Design offers new mobile DVR
October 6, 2010
The Explorer DX12 features advanced video storage technology and 12 channels with the ability to simultaneously record 30 frames per second at 720x480 resolution on all channels. Dual streaming technology allows for viewing footage over a cell phone network as well as on a PC.
First Student exec joins NSC board
October 5, 2010
Linda Burtwistle, president of the school bus contractor, will serve a two-year term as a National Safety Council board member, where she will help to oversee the organization’s strategic direction and finances. In related news, the organization honored First Student safety manger Lydell Banks for developing and implementing programs to improve safety at his New Orleans location.
Vigil to be held for bus crash victim
October 5, 2010
Students will gather at Temple High School in Georgia on Tuesday night to remember Rashawn Walker, who was killed on Monday when his school bus hit a ditch and fell over. Twelve other students were reportedly hurt in the accident.
C.E. White names operations manager for Georgia warehouse
October 5, 2010
John Purvis has more than 30 years of plant and operations experience, having worked at such manufacturers as Blue Bird Corp. and North American Bus Industries. He will oversee the Fort Valley facility and its operations, as well as implement quality programs.
Thirty school bus maintenance professionals from 19 states participated in the America’s Best technician and inspector competitions in Jasper, Ind., last week.
Winners named in ‘America’s Best’ technician, inspector competitions
October 5, 2010
Tim Knoll of Ohio placed first in the technician category and Shaun Dennis from Michigan took the top spot in the inspector category. Knoll and Dennis were among 30 school bus maintenance professionals who participated in the event; they were scored on a written exam and multiple hands-on components.
Tags: NAPT
Father arrested after boarding bus, making threats
October 5, 2010
In an incident similar to the one involving James Jones in Florida last month, an angry father boarded his son's school bus and threatened another student who, the father claims, assaulted his son the day before.
Thomas Built propane bus in the works
October 5, 2010
The manufacturer confirms that it is developing a propane-fueled school bus. It is targeted to be launched in 2012.
NSTA: Statement from AFL-CIO contains 'reckless characterizations'
October 4, 2010
NSTA presents counterpoints to several assertions from a recent statement by the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. Topics include regulatory oversight, emissions standards, unemployment insurance benefits, background checks and special-needs training.
Tags: unions

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.