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Thousands of veterans get CDL through federal program
July 2, 2015
The Military Skills Test Waiver Program lets states waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for veterans with experience operating a military truck or bus.
New vehicle lift designed to be faster, more user friendly
July 2, 2015
Forward Lift’s new CR Series four-post vehicle lifts feature faster rise times for improved productivity and fewer moving parts for reduced maintenance, company officials say.
More details on school bus driver in Tennessee crash
July 2, 2015
Autopsy results show that James Davenport, who was injured in the crash, died later of natural causes but was on several medications at the time of his death. However, earlier toxicology reports showed that he did not have drugs in his system at the time of the crash.
Ray Turner shared insights on special-needs bus safety
July 2, 2015
Turner, whose pupil transportation career spanned more than 40 years, authored training manuals and numerous articles on special-needs transportation.
Safe Fleet acquires Hadley’s bus mirror product line
July 1, 2015
This is the fifth acquisition for Safe Fleet, which formed in 2013. With the deal, Hadley joins Specialty Manufacturing, Transpec, Pretoria and Seon.
Hydrotex expands pupil transportation division
July 1, 2015
Dwight Gleaves and Phil Kramer will lead the automotive lubricants supplier’s growing efforts to support the pupil transportation industry.
Low pay often fuels school bus driver shortage
July 1, 2015

Our 2015 Contractor Survey found that driver shortage among school bus contractors is on the increase. Adding to the difficulty of attracting people to the school bus driving profession is the pay.

Book Bus brings literacy, learning programs to children
June 30, 2015
A Pennsylvania school district, contractor and library partner to launch the Book Bus, which will circulate books and offer early childhood education during the summer.
School bus driver killed in crash had heart attack
June 30, 2015
Autopsy and toxicology reports on New York driver Edwin Rivera DeJesus show he had an underlying heart condition, dispelling rumors that he was intoxicated during the accident.
Georgia district's school bus drivers to see pay increase
June 30, 2015
To alleviate a driver shortage, Henry County Schools will give drivers raises ranging from 5% to 21%. Newer drivers will receive the biggest pay bump due to getting lower starting pay and wage freezes over the last five years.
Colorado school bus drivers, technicians advance to nationals
June 29, 2015
Drivers and maintenance staff test their skills in the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association’s school bus roadeo and technician safety contests.
NAPT News & Views — Now being on 'Candid Camera' is common
June 26, 2015

Many of us recall the “olden days” when Allen Funt’s hilarious TV show “Candid Camera” was a big hit. Little did we know then that being on a candid camera eventually would be commonplace.

District to change school busing requirement to boost attendance
June 25, 2015
The Connecticut district will allow students who live more than half a mile from school — down from 1 mile — to ride the bus. Chronic absenteeism is up to 17% among kindergartners.
North Carolina district aims to enhance safety in school bus boarding
June 25, 2015
Bus drivers for Wake County Public School System will begin using a new procedure that puts more time between alerting motorists that the bus is stopping and allowing students to cross the road.
Thomas Built parent company DTNA, Zonar partner on vehicle connectivity
June 25, 2015
The OEM has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems Inc. The investment is designed to help DTNA put connected services in its vehicles with even greater speed and variety.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
Pennsylvania to hold school bus safety competition
June 24, 2015
More than 90 school bus drivers from across the state will compete in the 39th edition of the event.
Minnesota school bus drivers, operators honored
June 24, 2015
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association presents awards to six school bus drivers and two veteran contractors for their dedication to the safety of students.
6 Tips for Saving Water With Bus Wash Systems
June 24, 2015

Measures to cut water use while maintaining a clean fleet include brush systems, nozzle upkeep, and using foams and soap alternatives such as vehicle wash agents, suppliers say.

School bus safety a key theme in Oregon conference
June 23, 2015
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
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