The National Association for Pupil Transportation learned from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it has not completed the Entry Level Driver Training registry due to technical issues. NAPT expects the ELDT deadline to be delayed. File photo courtesy Orange (Calif.) Unified School District
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NAPT: Driver Training Deadline Delay Likely

The National Association for Pupil Transportation learns from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it has not completed the Entry Level Driver Training registry due to technical issues. NAPT expects the ELDT deadline to be delayed.

An article about how to effectively prevent student misbehavior on the bus was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Top 5 Most-Viewed Feature Stories of 2019

Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2019 included strategies for training and staff management, safe practices for loading and unloading the school bus, and tips for driver recruitment.

Mike LaRocco, the president of NASDPTS and Indiana state director (shown left), introduced Bruce Landsberg, the vice chairman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who discussed safety recommendations from the agency. Those included physical performance testing, evacuation training, and lap-shoulder belts. 
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PHOTOS: NASDPTS in D.C.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time from Oct. 13 to 17. Hot topics included electric buses, illegal bus passing, and safety recommendations on fire suppression systems, seat belts, and evacuation training.

The team also kicked off the school year with a cheerful group photo in front of the district’s buses. Photo courtesy Allen ISD
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PHOTOS: Back to School 2019

From Arizona to Texas to New York, school bus drivers and students alike receive a warm welcome as they embark on a new school year.

File photo courtesy School Bus Safety Co.
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Shake-Ups Prompt a Closer Look at Safety

Although we all agree that the motoring public needs to be more cautious, bus drivers can also help mitigate the number of dangerous incidents by following safe and consistent loading and unloading practices.

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