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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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More details on school bus driver in Tennessee crash

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.

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Governor may cut part-time school bus driver health funding

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.

Shown here is the recreation center where some of Lebanon School District's bus drivers attend classes twice a week. Photo courtesy of CCBA
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District helps bus drivers get in shape

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.

Moving from the driver’s seat to the rear exit is one job-related task that may be timed in an agility test. Drivers and a bus monitor are shown here performing a New York physical performance test.
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Driver Agility Testing: Variations and Applications Nationwide

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.

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