Glen and Natalie Klindt say in a newspaper interview that Donald Hendricks was physically unfit to drive the bus that caught fire on Dec. 12, killing him and their daughter, Megan Klindt.
With temperatures as low as minus 30, Howard-Winneshiek CSD says its propane buses warm up in a few minutes.
Thomas Ruchotzke faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a school bus from a residence.
The agency issues a preliminary report on the fatal fire, but why the school bus driver and student couldn’t escape remains unclear.
Southeast Polk Community School District will roll out the Here Comes the Bus app, enabling parents to track their children’s school bus.
Let’s hope that NTSB will eventually be able to shed light on what caused the Iowa school bus fire and what kept the driver and student from escaping. The latter question is extremely troubling.
Authorities in Forest City, Iowa, say that a pellet gun shattered a window on the bus while it was transporting students. A suspect has been charged.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2017 included tips on buying a used school bus and an immigrant’s journey from cab driver to running a school bus company.
The state medical examiner finds that the driver and the student on board both died from “smoke and soot inhalation and thermal injuries” in the Dec. 12 school bus fire.
The school bus driver and one student were the only occupants. Authorities say it appears that the driver had backed into a ditch when the fire broke out.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Mayor Tom X. Lazio says that the company “has a very strong focus on safely transporting the students” of the city.
Dubuque Community Schools orders 100 “drivers wanted” signs and posts them at schools and around town.
A Durham tour in Iowa and a Calhoun County open house in Alabama are great examples of public awareness initiatives that promote the value of pupil transportation.