After ending a contract with a transportation company, Rockwood School District acquires its own fleet of 164 Blue Bird diesel school buses.
The contest was held throughout the month of October, which is National School Bus Safety Month, and NEC uses the month to increase safety awareness. Employees from NEC’s other affiliates — Durham School Services and Petermann — also participated in the contest.
Second prize went to Pamela Morgan from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for her “Supersafe” entry, and Deanna Davison from Bonner Springs, Kan., received third prize for “Everyone Deserves a Safe Ride.”
“This contest highlights and promotes one of our core values — safety,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president, safety and human resources. “It is the top priority for all of our employees, and it is foremost in our minds as we do our jobs every day. Our safety pledge resonates through the organization and can be easily seen in this wonderful artwork.”
Officials said NEC has taken safety to the next level and has been recognized for its extensive efforts in safeguarding its passengers and employees. All NEC area safety directors have earned professional safety certification through the Institute for Safety and Health Management.
Additionally, NEC achieved ANSI Safety Management System certification in recognition of its robust occupational health and safety systems.
An event at the Governor’s Residence highlights school bus safety issues and recognizes winners of the state’s poster contest and safety competition.
The company receives a score of 100% from Michigan State Police for its fleet of 25 buses that serve Royal Oak School District.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association holds a variety of school bus safety events throughout the state and renews its call for stiffer penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
Durham School Services has created “Rollin’ With Safety,” which gives students and parents school bus safety tips.
Suzanne Caldeira, who oversees safety operations at 19 First Student locations in New York, is named a 2016 Rising Star of Safety.
The mitigation trust fund can be used to support the replacementor repowering of diesel-powered vehicles, including school buses.
Jefferson Parish Public School System in New Orleans renews its contract with the school bus company for five more years. First Student will add more than 60 new buses over the course of the new contract.
Navistar Financial closes a two-year dealer floor plan transaction to support International Truck and IC Bus dealer inventory funding.
The contractor’s “Bully-Free Buses” campaign is led by Blue Shirt Day. Drivers, mechanics, and others wear blue shirts to show solidarity against bullying.
Wi-Fi for students and live on-vehicle video streaming are among the topics to be discussed in a free web seminar on Cisco’s Connected Transportation for Education.
Police in New Jersey say that the FedEx truck driver attempted to force the school bus off of the road as the bus driver tried to illegally pass him.
One of Wisconsin-based Dousman Transport’s bus terminals and about 34 school buses are destroyed. The terminal is being considered a crime scene, officials say.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.