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.
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.
One of the important lessons for employers from the #MeToo movement is that their employees expect them to do more than they have in the past to prevent workplace harassment.
Durham School Services has seen improvements in driver behavior since deploying Lytx’s event recorders across its full fleet of 15,000 buses in December 2018.
Olentangy Local School District's student population is growing fast. Getting driver feedback on routing and enhancing training help the district efficiently transport more than 10,000 students to and from school every day.
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.
Federal officials join pupil transporters in the nation’s capital to discuss fitness testing, fire suppression, seat belts, and other recommendations based on recent crashes, and share resources.
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.
The association voices support for FMCSA extending the compliance date on entry-level driver training certification and suggests including other provisions in the delay.
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.
Ted Finlayson-Schueler, founder of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and Safety Rules, talks about the need to improve driver training, ways to curtail stop-arm running, and his take on some recent National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations.