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Industry praises NHTSA report
June 1, 2002

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) report to Congress on the improvement of occupant protection on school buses has generate...

How Many Riders Per School Bus Seat?
April 1, 2002

How many riders can fit on a standard school bus seat? Federal regulation does not specify the number of persons who can sit on a school bus seat. Th...

Hours-of-Service Rule Revisited
March 1, 2002

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has restated its plan to move forward with a revision of the commercial driver’s hours-of-serv...

Transportation Deadlines Loom
December 1, 2001

• All Head Start drivers must have a valid CDL. Drivers must receive a combination of classroom and behind-the-wheel training that meets state school ...

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...

Cell-phone driving
November 1, 2001

School bus drivers and all other motorists in New York are now prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while driving. The ban took effect Nov. 1. ...

Establish a Transportation Security Plan
November 1, 2001

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is distributing some guidelines for the commerc...

Q&A: Head Start adjusts to new transportation rule
November 1, 2001

Do Head Start agencies know what their transportation options are?
They realize that there are new requirements in place, but many agencie...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
September 1, 2001

FMCSA aims for tougher CDL requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a propos...

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...

Looming challenges require unity among stakeholders
June 1, 2001

This is an exciting, challenging and threatening time to be in the yellow school bus business.

Over the past two years, the National School Tra...

Childcare providers address the transportation dilemma
June 1, 2001

Attendees of the National Child Care Association's (NCCA) annual conference in Las Vegas in mid-March put their heads together in an attempt to unders...

NHTSA won't be rushed into upgrading bus safety
December 1, 2000

It appears that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) two-year research program to create “the next generation of occupant protection in school buses” is going to stretch into a three-year program — or beyond.

Let unbiased experts develop national specs, procedures
November 1, 2000

During the past 60 years, school transportation professionals from around the United States have gathered on 13 occasions to develop specifications and recommendations for the industry.

Yellow school bus is spreading its influence
August 1, 2000

As we all know, the yellow school bus provides the safest form of surface transportation. It’s no surprise, then, that some school agencies in the United Kingdom are looking long and hard at the possibility of adopting a U.S. model of school transportation...

NCST changes document name; balances caution, advancement
June 1, 2000

A new title for the final report and the addition of vehicle inspection guidelines were among the developments at the 13th National Conference on School Transportation.

This monster we create is more friend than foe
June 1, 2000

We should be thankful that 300-plus individuals care enough about their profession to gather even every five years to conduct marathon debates about equipment specifications and operational procedures, among other things.

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.

You can’t always get what you want
March 1, 2000

At the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), we decided to invest time, energy and expertise in ensuring that good school bus safety laws are enacted in our state.

Lawmakers are premature in enacting seat-belt laws
September 1, 1999

The timing of lawmakers in Florida and Louisiana couldn’t have been worse. Each group recently enacted measures to require seat belts on all school buses.

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