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TCI to administer U.S. Bus recalls
October 22, 2009
Transportation Collaborative Inc. feels it is in the industry's best interests to take responsibility for the company's recalls. NHTSA has released TCI from liability in connection with U.S. Bus' violations of the vehicle safety act and the agency's regulations....
Blue Bird, Girardin consolidate Type A lines
October 19, 2009
The manufacturers merge their Type A bus products and distribution into one entity, dubbed Micro Bird Inc....
North Carolina will receive more than 800 CE Series school buses next spring from IC Bus' North Carolina dealer, White's International Trucks.
IC to build buses for North Carolina
October 19, 2009
The company won a bid to manufacture 800 to 900 school buses for the state. The CE Series buses will be delivered next spring through IC’s North Carolina dealer, White’s International Trucks....
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During the U.S. Department of Transportation’s summit on distracted driving, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood discussed a federal rulemaking on text messaging and cell phone use by commercial drivers.
FirstGroup supports efforts to reduce distracted driving
October 19, 2009
The company backs U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s proposal that would restrict cell phone use and ban text messaging for commercial drivers....
Medford Township (N.J.) Public Schools has been running its buses on B20 biodiesel since 1997.
School bus operations report benefits of biodiesel
October 19, 2009
The National Biodiesel Board says that operations across the country are running their buses on the fuel and are seeing a reduction in operating costs, strong fuel performance and environmental benefits....
This year’s National School Bus Safety Week, which kicks off on Monday, stresses the message “Avoid Harm, Obey the Stop Arm.”
Industry urges motorists to stop for school buses
October 16, 2009
This year’s National School Bus Safety Week, which kicks off on Monday, stresses the message “Avoid Harm, Obey the Stop Arm.” ...
NAPT to unveil special needs certification in Louisville
October 16, 2009
The addition to NAPT’s professional development series includes 32 hours of training curriculum; trainees in the program must attend a school bus roadeo and trade show....
IC Bus plant set to achieve production milestone
October 15, 2009
On Friday, the manufacturer's Tulsa, Okla., facility will build its 10,773rd bus for the 2009 fiscal year. The plant's employees celebrated another milestone earlier this year, achieving more than 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury case....
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EPA offers $32M in clean diesel funding
October 13, 2009
Replacing or retrofitting older school buses to reduce emissions are among the eligible uses of the funds. The RFP closes Dec. 8....
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Zonar bolsters Washington state school bus inspections
October 13, 2009
Inspections are now done electronically and stored in a database, allowing the Washington State Patrol and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to query the data and develop targeted training programs in response to maintenance problems....
Nick Frost, who works for All-Star Transportation in Torrington, Ct., steered his bus safely to the side of the road after a tree branch fell on the bus’ windshield.
School bus driver lauded for heroic actions
October 12, 2009
When a tree branch fell on his bus’ windshield, Nick Frost held the windshield up with one hand and steered his bus to the side of the road with his other hand. No one was seriously injured during the incident. ...
Transportation fatalities fell in 2008
October 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation deaths in the U.S. decreased by almost 10 percent in 2008 compared to ’07, according to preliminary figures release...
Fuel incentive program saves department $28K
October 9, 2009
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — At its back-to-school meeting last year, Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s transportation department implemented a fuel...
$200 field trip grants offered for Massachusetts schools
October 9, 2009
BOSTON — Schools are being encouraged to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants, which fund academic field trips during the school year.

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NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Father funds school bus from his post in Iraq
October 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A father working as a contractor in Iraq spearheaded a campaign recently to secure school bus transportation for his daughter and ot...
School bus driver saves choking student
October 5, 2009
Here, Grant Reppert, director of transportation at Gwinnett County Public Schools, describes how one of the district’s drivers saved the life...
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
October 5, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — More than 1,000 entries were received for the fourth annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year nat...
Q&A: Still secure after 25 years
October 5, 2009
As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use w...
Parking sweep causes hardship for special-needs driver
October 5, 2009
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — Village board and staff here have recently initiated a crackdown on vehicles over a certain weight parking in residential are...

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