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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.
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.
Forward Lift’s new battery-powered CR Series four-post lifts are designed to provide faster rise times, more user-friendly features and fewer moving parts to maintain.
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.
Dr. Ray Turner authored training manuals and numerous articles on special-needs transportation.
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.
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Dwight Gleaves has been named division president, pupil transportation, at Hydrotex.
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.
The Book Bus will circulate books and offer early childhood education to the West Allegheny community during the summer.
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.
In an effort to mitigate a driver shortage, Henry County Schools will give drivers raises ranging from 5% to 21%. Newer drivers will receive the biggest pay bump. Photo by JD Hardin, Henry County Schools
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.
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.
Alex Sheen, founder of the nonprofit Because I Said I Would, has been added to the NAPT Summit lineup with a presentation on bullying prevention.
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.
Tom Hey (second from right) won MSBOA’s Jim DeVeau Award. Pictured with him, from left, are Marv Hey, Jan Hey, Jim Hey and Jennifer Hey.
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.
Kathy Houck told OPTA conference attendees about her transportation department’s role in responding to the Reynolds High School shooting last year.
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.
School bus contractor Riley Williams remembered for leadership
June 23, 2015
Williams, who was the president and owner of New Jersey school bus contracting business B.R. Williams Inc., contributed to state and national associations and even drove buses part-time.
Stertil-Koni has addressed increasing safety concerns that have spurred new engineering approaches at vehicle maintenance facilities with its Diamond Lift, a heavy duty in-ground telescopic piston lift.
Stertil-Koni lift accommodates new safety-based engineering approaches
June 23, 2015
The supplier has addressed increasing safety concerns that have spurred new engineering approaches at vehicle maintenance facilities with its Diamond Lift, a heavy duty in-ground telescopic piston lift.
Student Transportation Inc. adds chief growth officer
June 23, 2015
Thomas Kominsky was the director of industrials investment banking and sector head for transportation and logistics at BMO Capital Markets. He will develop new business strategies and integrate sales programs for STI’s new non-asset group of businesses.
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