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Caley Edgerly, the current VP of operations for Thomas Built Buses, will be promoted to president and CEO after the departure of Kelley Platt.
New president appointed at Thomas Built Buses
February 3, 2015
Caley Edgerly, the current VP of operations for the school bus manufacturer, will be promoted to president and CEO after Kelley Platt moves to truck manufacturer Western Star.
Loophole in state law protects stop-arm runners
February 3, 2015
The North Carolina legislature has increased penalties for stop-arm runners and has allowed video captured by stop-arm cameras to be used in court. However, a different law makes it difficult to get a conviction without clear identification of the driver.
School bus driver killed, 13 students injured in Alberta crash
February 3, 2015
The bus, with 14 students on board, collided with a semi-truck on Monday. “The unthinkable happened this morning,” the school district superintendent says.
Screven County School System chose the Diamond Lift system, which offers wheels-free access, for use in its new school bus maintenance facility.
District taps Stertil-Koni lift for new maintenance facility
February 3, 2015
Screven County School System in Sylvania, Georgia, chose the Diamond Lift system, which offers wheels-free access, for use in its recently completed school bus maintenance facility, officials say.
First Student kicks off customer initiative for Love the Bus
February 3, 2015
“I Care + We Care = Customer Care” sets simple age-appropriate behavior expectations for students and provides positive reinforcement tools for good behavior. Team members also focus on ensuring school buses are clean and well-maintained.
School bus driver saves home from fire
February 2, 2015
Tammy Ritter, a driver in Baldwin City, Kansas, discovered that a doghouse on the porch of a house had caught fire. She threw it onto the front lawn, stomped out most of the flames, and called the fire department, preventing the fire from spreading to the house.
The Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies.
All-new Fleet Technology Expo set for August
February 2, 2015
The event is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. It will focus on three specific tracks: Green Fleet, Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty.
Bus driver accused of tying autistic student to seat
January 30, 2015
Guardians of the 3-year-old boy claim the Denver Public Schools driver tied the boy to his seat because he learned how to unbuckle his harness. A district spokesperson confirmed that the driver “was using an unapproved seat belt-like device," and the district is investigating the incident.
Special-needs student dragged by bus
January 30, 2015
A 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was dragged about 15 feet as he was deboarding, possibly due to his jacket getting caught in a groove in the bus’ bottom step. The bus driver was distracted when the incident happened, according to a sheriff’s report.
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More special-needs conferences to be held in California
January 30, 2015
The Office of School Transportation events, slated for April 14-15 and Nov. 17-18, will focus on when and how to transport children with special needs.
A new survey’s findings include which states allow non-school bus vehicles, such as transit buses (pictured), to be used for home-school-home transportation.
NASDPTS reports on vehicles allowed in student transportation
January 30, 2015
The state director survey’s findings include which states allow non-school bus vehicles, such as vans, transit buses and passenger cars, to be used for home-school-home transportation.
American Traffic Solutions, REI partner to combat stop-arm running
January 29, 2015
Districts can now choose to add REI stop-arm cameras as part of their enforcement solution.
John Elliott Jr. (pictured) is the son of industry veteran and former National Express CEO John A. Elliott.
John Elliott Jr. joins National Express in VP role
January 29, 2015
Elliott, the son of industry veteran and former National Express CEO John A. Elliott, is named vice president of operations for the school bus contracting company.
Kelli Kepler has been with Collins’ sales department for the past six years.
Collins names Kelli Kepler regional sales manager
January 29, 2015
Kepler has been with the Type A school bus manufacturer’s sales department for the last six years and has been working directly with Collins dealers.
GAPT: Driver health funding cuts could worsen shortage, hurt recruitment
January 28, 2015
The Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation says a proposal to cut health funding for part-time school bus drivers would remove a valuable recruitment and retention tool, as well as a large chunk of driver compensation.
School bus driver charged with DUI
January 28, 2015
Authorities in Tazewell, Virginia, say that no children were on the bus when the driver was arrested. However, she had just completed a route.
A new logo from the Propane Education & Research Council promotes propane autogas as the term for the fuel when used for transportation.
New logo launched for propane autogas
January 28, 2015
The logo, developed by the Propane Education & Research Council, promotes propane autogas as the term for the fuel when used for transportation. It also emphasizes the fuel as an American-made energy source.
School Bus Xchange will bring together a select group of school bus operators and suppliers to exchange information and build relationships.
Applications now being accepted for School Bus Xchange
January 27, 2015
The event, a partnership between NAPT and SBF, will bring together a select group of school bus operators and suppliers to exchange information and build relationships.
Photo shows students riding on school bus steps
January 27, 2015
A former Arkansas county deputy said he initially took the picture to show how fast the bus was driving. He later enlarged it and spotted the children sitting on the steps.
Bill would require enhanced rear lights for school buses
January 26, 2015
The proposed bill calls for brighter and more visible lighting so drivers sharing the road are more clearly notified when the bus is slowing down, according to Michigan State Rep. Holly Hughes.

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