Connectivity is now allowing school buses to run safer and more efficiently, and provide a lower TCO. Fleet managers can monitor school bus location, mileage, fuel usage and driver behavior such as speeding, excessive idling, hard acceleration, braking, and cornering.
The agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start of the school year.
Autonomous vehicles, VW settlement funds, and the new administration in Washington are among the topics targeted at NSTA’s Midwinter Meeting.
Sen. Robert Hilkemann introduces one bill that would require school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts, and another that would prohibit use of wireless communication devices by school bus drivers.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
The committee will address the development and deployment of automated vehicles and the Department of Transportation’s related research and regulations.
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
Canyon State Bus Sales, which launched a new facility and increased sales, is recognized as the school bus OEM's top dealer for 2016.
Half of the state’s 5,582 school buses are more than 15 years old. The state superintendent asks legislators to fund bus replacement as well as driver and technician pay increases.
With arctic temperatures gripping much of the country and the long-term forecast calling for ice and snow, First Student is sharing winter safety tips for parents, students, and drivers.
Emma McGowan, who drives a special-needs bus for Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools, takes home two gold medals from the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Australia.
U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.
Dana Alvez, a lead maintenance technician for Durham School Services in Pennsylvania, is now an ASE master school bus technician.
A Tennessee bus driver notices a fire on the bus while at an intersection, pulls over, and safely gets all students off the bus before it bursts into flames.
The company will award a total of $50,000 to the most inspiring and detailed proposals to help address bullying. The grant application deadline is March 31.
Graham was instrumental in North Carolina’s statewide implementation of a computerized school bus routing and management program. He was also a founding member of the American School Bus Council.