The electronic control systems manufacturer will offer the Safe-T-Seat through Freedman Seating Co. starting in the first quarter of 2020.
Bucky Law, president of The Bus Center Family of Companies and Dealer Advisory Council chairman, releases a statement about the voluntary recall issued for over 50,000 buses.
The recall applies to some 2014 to 2020 model year Saf-T-Liner EFX, Minotour, Saf-T-Liner C2, and Saf-T-Liner HDX buses equipped with seats that may not provide enough impact absorption in some areas.
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 national association and school bus company release “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation” to promote National School Bus Safety Week.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a requirement for a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. In particular, the agency seeks comment on a requirement for high-occupancy vehicles, including 15-passenger vans and school buses.
Pupil transporters work hard each and every day to ensure that all children are carried to school in the safest manner possible. Preparing them for emergencies is part of that commitment.
Heidi King’s last day as acting administrator of the regulatory agency will be Aug. 31. She will be replaced by James Owens, the U.S. DOT’s deputy general counsel.
Volunteers are needed to help update NHTSA’s eight-hour curriculum Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses for pre-K students.
Even though ESC is not required on new school buses in the U.S.,many OEMs are making the technology standard, guaranteeing school districts provide safe, efficient transportation for students.
Transdev stops running an autonomous shuttle to transport students in a Florida pilot after NHTSA tells it to cease operation, because it hadn’t approved the shuttle for that purpose.
Electronic stability control still isn’t required on school buses in the U.S., so adding the safety technology is still a proactive move.
Heidi King, President Trump’s pick to lead NHTSA, moves closer to confirmation. She is currently the agency’s deputy administrator.