Katie Chapman of Oklahoma may lose her job for giving a ride to a woman and her dog with students onboard. Chapman says she thought the woman might be in danger.
A new digital video recorder (DVR) line from Radio Engineering Industries (REI) incorporates H.264 advanced video compression, allowing increased record time, ultimately storing more video, audio and vehicle data.
Both of REI's HD Series DVRs, the HD400 and the HD800, integrate convenient SD card and USB ports, providing the ability to update the hardware operating system using the USB drive.
REI simultaneously released a new version of its BUS-WATCH viewing software that is more user-friendly and packed with features. Enhancements include integrated Google mapping, increased recording/storage space, multiple live views, AVL packages and variable quality settings.
In other news, REI promoted two sales managers. Chris Shigley is now national sales manager, school bus, and Darwin Rubeck is national sales manager, transit and motorcoach.
Shigley, who has been with REI for two years, has more than 10 years of sales experience and extensive knowledge in transportation electronics. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, with a BSBA in business and a focus in finance.
"He believes in the value of listening to customers, building strong relationships and making timeliness key in today’s connected world," the company said in an announcement. "Shigley works closely with REI’s sales representatives to instill those same values."
Rubeck has been in sales for more than 30 years and has been an integral member of the REI sales team since 2006. He is a graduate of Wayne State College with a BS in radio/TV broadcasting.
"He has vast insight on REI’s transit market, customers and products," the company said. "Rubeck considers himself a coach and general manager, encompassing training from ensuring the customer comes first through service after the sale."
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
The school bus runs a stop sign, hits a utility pole, and flips over, causing minor injuries to the students, police say.
See how transportation departments evacuated residents — both people and pets — and prepared their buses to endure the massive storm.
NAPT's executive director says that despite a recent questionable news story, even one sexual predator behind the wheel of a school bus is one too many, and that the industry should focus on ensuring it doesn’t happen again.
The lawsuit involved Rosco’s patented technology for its MOR-Vision Mirror/Monitor Combo Backup Camera System for school buses.
Officers in Indiana ride school buses looking for distracted and law-breaking drivers. They have caught about 10 offending drivers per hour.
The storm caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding in Florida and beyond. School buses pitched in for evacuations and braced for impact.
Many school buses in Florida evacuated residents before Hurricane Irma hit. Here, Hillsborough County Public Schools drivers share their experiences helping people in need.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
Sansaricq’s passing follows complications from a recent surgery. She had served as New York’s state pupil transportation director for the past five years.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will also address school bus safety and technology, new road tests, and driver retention at its annual convention in October.
The sisters reportedly yell obscenities at the driver, spit on him, punch him, and try to tear the crossing arm off the bus.
A nonverbal, 7-year-old boy in Pennsylvania falls asleep and is left on the van. He leaves the van and wanders to a roadway, where two women find him.
The Michigan teen gets out of his harness, leaves the bus through the emergency door, and walks down the freeway, but is unharmed.