In the wake of the Nov. 21 fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, state lawmakers have introduced several bills that take aim at school bus safety. Photo courtesy Chattanooga Fire Department
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Tennessee Legislators Target School Bus Safety

One bill would require seat belts on school buses in Tennessee. Other proposals aim to raise the state’s minimum age for school bus drivers and increase oversight of pupil transportation.

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FMCSA updates to medical certification, training explained

In the session “Understanding Medical DOT and Fit for Duty Requirements,” NAPT attendees were brought up to speed on new criteria for medical examiners, driver training and drug and alcohol testing, as well as changes in how some cases of diabetes and sleep apnea are handled.

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21 charged with cheating on CDL exams

Wednesday's arrests in the New York City region are part of an ongoing investigation into a commercial driver license test cheating scheme first revealed in September. The Manhattan district attorney says that the 21 defendants "are accused of fraudulently obtaining specialized licenses, putting at risk the lives of everyone who shares our roadways.”

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