The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
The new edition of National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures incorporates updates that were adopted at the 2015 industry congress.
There have been many industry developments to cover during School Bus Fleet’s 60 years. But one of the most influential pupil transportation events, organized by Dr. Frank Cyr, occurred 17 years before the magazine’s inception.
The former NHTSA safety standards engineer, who died on Aug. 13, was regarded for his expertise and guidance for the pupil transportation industry.
In his 20 years of overseeing pupil transportation in the state, Love has worked to standardize school bus driver training and build centralized systems for driver records and bus contracts.
An electronic version of the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document that has revisions highlighted is available to state directors of pupil transportation for the first time.
Joshua Hinerman is Robertson County Schools’ new supervisor of transportation. He plans to use his school transportation and human resources experience to help the transportation department shine, he says.
School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.
After nearly 30 years in the school bus industry, Thede will step down as Indianola Community Schools’ transportation director in September.
The National Congress on School Transportation converged on Des Moines, Iowa, and held spirited discussions on critical industry topics ranging from security practices to proper job titles to equipment placement.
For the work of the NCST to be relevant and to serve as a model of the school transportation industry’s best practices, interim amendments of the recommendations are essential.
Registration for the 16th National Congress on School Transportation is moving forward, and more details on the event are now available.
After nearly 40 years in the industry, the Texas pupil transportation stalwart will step down from his district position but will remain active in the industry.