Freda Alford of Tennessee held many positions, including owning a beauty shop and a barbecue restaurant, before she began driving school buses.
As a Tennessee school bus driver starts his morning route, his bus reportedly strikes an SUV, which hits a utility pole and both vehicles catch fire. No students were on board at the time.
Tennessee truck driver Tony Alsup drives to South Carolina in his used school bus and transports 53 dogs and 11 cats from a shelter there to a shelter in Alabama, outside of the hurricane’s path.
Officials say two cars were shooting at each other, and one apparently missed the other car and hit the bus. One student is injured by debris.
As New Jersey considers a lap-shoulder belt requirement and reviews several new school bus safety bills, one district equips new buses with the three-point belts and bolsters training. Meanwhile, Tennessee establishes a grant program to fund seat belts on school buses.
A state budget amendment provides $3 million in nonrecurring funds to school districts to pay the extra costs associated with buying buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
Loretta Depew is awarded nearly $97,000. She was fired for leaving a student on her bus, but she asserted that a male driver was only suspended for the same infraction.
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.
April Christopher faces a misdemeanor charge for a 2016 crash in which she made a left turn and struck an oncoming vehicle, investigators say.
The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.
Drivers for Hawkins County (Tenn) Schools ask for an extra $15 per day on top of a proposed $3 per day raise. They also request more support in dealing with behavior management.
The retired state director, who died at age 92, is remembered as a vital source of guidance for Tennessee’s local transportation directors.
About 270 drivers and monitors become Teamsters after a recent vote.