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Pennsylvania district to use SafeStop school bus app
July 8, 2015
The app will connect the district's approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students.
Natural gas vehicle e-learning course launched for technicians
July 8, 2015
The NGVI training informs technicians about safely working on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles.
School bus driver who let parent on board gets suspension
July 7, 2015
The Florida driver pulled over to let a parent who was angry about her child’s missing phone board the bus, witness statements say.
Emirates Transport enhances customer feedback process for school transport
July 7, 2015
As part of the transportation agency’s preparations for the 2015-16 school year, the initiative aims to accelerate preventive actions and solutions.
Illinois group raises awareness of illegal school bus passing
July 7, 2015
A school bus driver, district transportation department director and local businesses partnered to form Students Take Our Priority (STOP), which aims to make motorists aware of the school bus stop arm and crossing arm.
First Student location wins community education award
July 7, 2015
Minnetonka Community Education recognizes First Student Tonka Bay for its support of the community and the local school district.
Kentucky school bus driver fired after dragging incident
July 7, 2015
The district said that the driver failed to follow proper procedure in the May 15 incident because she was distracted by talking with another student and didn't check the stairwell before shutting the door.
Tags: Kentucky
WE Transport names new executives
July 7, 2015
Industry veteran Carmen Tomeo, who has been with the company since 1997, was recently named CEO. Cynthia Reed, who began with the company in 1995, was named chief administrative officer.
Boy with autism left on school bus after falling asleep
July 6, 2015
The bus driver did not find the 8-year-old, who was being taken to a summer camp program, until he got back to his base when he checked the bus. The bus company said the driver followed protocol and it is considering more prevention measures.
School bus drivers throw annual party for special-needs students
July 6, 2015
Drivers and other transportation employees from an Oregon district raise money through a raffle and solicit donations for the party. A total of 55 special-needs students plus some siblings and parents participated this year.
Tags: Oregon
Sandy James (left) and Lori Partee of Henry County Schools hold the trophy for their win in the Georgia Special Needs Bus Roadeo. Behind them are Murry Chambers (left), assistant director of transportation, Cliff Shearouse, director of transportation, and Rosalyn Gibby, route supervisor and trainer for special-needs buses.
School bus duo wins state special-needs competition
July 6, 2015
Lori Partee and Sandy James, both special-needs bus drivers for Henry County (Ga.) Schools, advance to next year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
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.
Tags: mirrors
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.

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