Driver Shortages and Young Heroes

In the inaugural episode of The Route, Executive Editor Wes Platt recaps some of the latest School Bus Fleet news.


Stops along The Route include:

  • Massachusetts calls out the National Guard to fill bus driver staffing gaps.
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle of New York seeks a waiver for CDL requirements.
  • NASDPTS scraps plans for an in-person conference.
  • Two Missouri students hailed as heroes for saving their school bus.


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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Introduction
0:41 Mass. National Guard to Help with Driver Shortages
2:10 NY Congressmen Suggests Waiving CDL Requirement
3:32 NASDPTS 2021 Cancelled
4:29 Missouri Students Save Unconscious Driver


The Route podcast from SCHOOL BUS FLEET covers news and explores issues related to pupil transportation, including new technology, safety features, driver staffing, and industry trends.

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