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.
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.
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.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed the 2016 state budget without his proposed cuts to health insurance benefits for part-time school employees. However, districts will have to increase the share they pay for health insurance for those workers to nearly $103 million.
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
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.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal defended his decision to cut the funding for part-time school workers, including bus drivers, because the state doesn’t provide health insurance funding for its part-time state employees. Some lawmakers oppose the decision.
The Lebanon School District in New Hampshire started an exercise program for its bus drivers to help improve their health and their ability to help students in an emergency.
Where and how agility testing requirements become part of the hiring process varies across the U.S. Here, we take a look at different ways agility tests are used, check in with states using a mandated, formalized test, and report on additional developments in agility test considerations.
Employers with plan years that do not start on Jan. 1 will be able to begin compliance with employer responsibility at the start of their plan years in 2015 rather than on Jan. 1, 2015.
Here, we share stories that piqued our followers' interest throughout the year. Topics ranged from stop-arm running to school bus safety to driver wellness to drivers who have logged many years behind the wheel.
For school bus drivers, obtaining a basic level of fitness and maintaining a healthy weight will enhance safety, professionalism and personal wellness. The job can actually provide a good structure for making time to exercise and eat well.