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As vice president of sales for Type A school bus manufacturer Collins, Joe Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Collins Bus promotes Joe Leggett to VP role
March 11, 2015
As vice president of sales for the Type A school bus manufacturer, Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. Photo courtesy NHTSA
The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
School bus drivers accuse superintendent of illegal passing
March 10, 2015
The drivers claim the superintendent of a New York district passed a school bus with its red lights flashing. The superintendent says the lights were flashing yellow at the time.
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between Thomas Built Buses and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
Thomas Built launches dealer certification program
March 10, 2015
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between the school bus OEM and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
School bus drivers brave icy weather to pick up stranded students, staff
March 10, 2015
Inclement weather in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas, area stranded 230 Round Rock ISD students, staff and chaperones. Eight district transportation employees hit the road to bring them home.
Bus driver Max Danner had a significant heart condition, but that did not cause the fatal school bus-freight train collision near Larimore, North Dakota, officials said.Photo courtesy North Dakota Highway Patrol
Autopsy: Bus driver did not suffer medical event in crash with train
March 9, 2015
Although Max Danner had a significant heart condition, that did not cause the fatal school bus-freight train collision near Larimore, North Dakota, officials said.
Jerry Rineer, a longtime school bus supervisor before he retired in December, is now working with students who have mobility issues at Villanova University.
Pupil transportation veteran Jerry Rineer shifts to university job
March 9, 2015
Rineer, a longtime school bus supervisor before he retired in December, is now working with students who have mobility issues at Villanova University.
Wilma Crabtree has spearheaded the national survey of school bus loading and unloading fatalities since the early 1980s.
School bus safety veteran Wilma Crabtree to retire
March 5, 2015
Crabtree’s efforts have included spearheading the national survey of school bus loading and unloading fatalities since the early 1980s.
A truck apparently collided head-on with a car, then careened head-on into an Orondo (Wash.) School District bus, injuring multiple students, the bus driver and the two truck occupants. The driver of the car was killed. Photo courtesy Trooper Darren Wright, Washington State Patrol
Students, bus driver injured in fatal crash
March 5, 2015
A truck apparently collided head-on with a car, then careened head-on into an Orondo (Wash.) School District bus, injuring some students, the bus driver and the two truck occupants. The driver of the car was killed.
Bus driver accused of pushing, intimidating students
March 5, 2015
Colleen Weinstein of Arizona was charged with 20 counts of disorderly conduct and endangerment for pushing students, shouting at them and following them after they left the bus.
Tags: Arizona
Westfield Washington Schools will work with IMMI on a pilot program to retrofit six of the district’s buses with IMMI's SafeGuard lap-shoulder belts (pictured).
District to launch school bus seat belt study
March 5, 2015
Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will work with IMMI on a pilot program to retrofit six of the district’s buses with lap-shoulder belts.
Illinois association to hold annual conference in June
March 5, 2015
The Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation will hold its 32nd annual conference, technician competition and school bus safety roadeo from June 16 to 18 in Peoria.
Holly Hoglund Klein, who led her family’s school bus dealership, is remembered for her passion for pupil transportation and her efforts to help others succeed.
Hoglund Bus owner Holly Hoglund Klein dies in crash
March 4, 2015
Hoglund Klein, who led her family’s Minnesota-based school bus dealership, is remembered for her passion for pupil transportation and her efforts to help others succeed.
Navistar unveils new parts website
March 4, 2015
Fleetrite.com lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.
Tags: IC Bus, parts
Teen accused of knocking out school bus driver
March 3, 2015
The Louisiana student allegedly punched the driver in the face until she went unconscious. Another student stepped on the brakes and pulled the shifter to stop the bus.
New York school bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24.  Photo courtesy of Lois Cordes
Survey reports on illegal bus passing incidents in New York
March 3, 2015
School bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates the total number statewide is closer to 10,000.
Indiana lawmakers reject bus stop-arm camera bill
March 2, 2015
House Bill 1404 would have let more schools use stop-arm cameras to take photos of vehicles that illegally passed the buses’ extended stop arm, and allowed them to be used to issue citations.
The Minnesota State Patrol released footage of the May 2014 incident in which a semi-truck swerved around a stopped school bus.
Trucker gets jail time for passing school bus on right
March 2, 2015
Minnesota police said that the semi-truck driver nearly hit a student as he swerved around a stopped school bus in the May 2014 incident.
A New Jersey bill would add school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed. Photo by Crjs452, via Wikimedia Commons
New Jersey lawmakers OK service animals on school buses
March 2, 2015
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.
Driver fired for leaving student with autism alone on bus
March 2, 2015
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.

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