Transportation staff from Elk Grove Unified School District give tips for successful driver-dispatch communication during the California Association of School Transportation Officials’ recent annual conference.
Building relationships for special-needs transportation and effective radio communication were a couple of the key topics covered during the California Association of School Transportation Officials' annual conference in Sacramento.
Support for special-needs transporters, effective radio communication, and electric buses were among the topics covered at the California Association of School Transportation Officials' annual conference.
Proper etiquette is critical to seamless operation between dispatchers and drivers. Tips on training and messaging include using equipment properly, creating clear emergency protocols, and keeping messages brief.
Katrina Self of Ohio is recognized with a plaque for putting her training to good use by reviving the child of a parent on her route.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially delays the deadline for the final rule "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. The agency released the official notice on Feb. 4.
Truckers Against Trafficking is seeking nominations for its Harriet Tubman Award, which recognizes drivers in the truck and bus industries whose actions have helped a victim of human trafficking.
In honor of our February 2020 special-needs issue, check out these photo submissions and those from previous stories highlighting special-needs transporters and the important aspects of their job.
Students with autism can become overwhelmed by the noise and crowded space on a school bus. Drivers and aides can help by accessing transportation plan information to minimize triggers, establishing consistent routines, and giving calm, clear direction.
A fatal Iowa school bus fire spurred the NTSB to recommend that physical performance tests be mandated for all school bus drivers. A New York school district details the success it has seen as a result of requiring the testing.
Pollard talks about creating a successful annual driver training event, his passion for serving special-needs students, and the “special ride” he was able to coordinate for a student with autism.
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.
Dean Transportation teaches drivers and aides the skills so they can better understand what a variety of students experience on the school bus.
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