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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is strengthening the return-to-duty requirement...

FMCSA Strengthens Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, Removes Some Exemption Requirements

The agency bolsters return-to-duty and removes exemption requirements for drivers with diabetes and some types of vision impairment. Meanwhile, it introduces a medication information form and clarifies sleep apnea testing requirements.

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Pupil transportation leaders can work with their state highway safety offices (SHSOs) to fund...

Using NHTSA Funding to Boost School Bus Safety Projects

Under the agency's Highway Safety Program Section 402, each state receives grant funding for projects related to their annual highway safety plan, which could include school bus safety projects.

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Jason Wilcox, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Legacy Fleet...

EPA Shares Updates on DERA School Bus Rebate Program

Jason Wilcox, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Legacy Fleet Incentives and Assessment Center, details several changes to the program, including caps on rebate amounts.

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The National School Transportation Association submitted comments and testified in a meeting...

NSTA Urges CDC to Classify School Bus Drivers as High Priority for COVID Vaccine Access

The association submits comments and testifies in a virtual meeting held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Christy McWhirter, a driver for Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools, set up an Amazon wish...

Tennessee Driver Asks Community to Donate Masks for Students

Christy McWhirter, a driver for Metro Nashville Public Schools, sets up an Amazon wish list so community members can donate cloth masks for her students. She receives nearly 300 donations.

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Two student loading and unloading fatalities were reported for the 2019-20 school year in a...

National Survey Reports Lowest Number of Student Loading, Unloading Fatalities in 10 Years

Two incidents are detailed in the annual survey conducted by the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit. The survey notes schools nationwide were closed for most of the second semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chair Bruce Landsberg detailed recurring as well as...

NTSB Vice Chair Shares 7 Key Safety Takeaways in NAPT Webinar

Bruce Landsberg discusses recurring as well as new safety issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recommendations.

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VIDEO: Missouri School Bus Driver Shares His Love for the Job

VIDEO: Missouri School Bus Driver Shares His Love for the Job

Timothy Hamilton, a 14-year driver for Waynesville (Mo.) R-VI School District, shares why he enjoys getting behind the wheel of the big yellow bus, from transporting students to having a flexible workday.

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