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.
The federal agency’s clearinghouse will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by commercial drivers, including school bus drivers.
The association voices support for FMCSA extending the compliance date on entry-level driver training certification and suggests including other provisions in the delay.
The federal agency announces plans to delay certain Entry Level Driver Training rule provisions and bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial vehicle.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act includes new transportation regulations that will soon impact training requirements for school bus drivers, with a compliance deadline of Feb. 7, 2020. Here, School Bus Safety Co. shares responses to common questions.
The FMCSA amends Entry-Level Driver Training regulations to no longer require Class B CDL holders who want to upgrade to a Class A CDL to get the same training as individuals who have never held a CDL.
“Miranda’s Law,” a proposed federal bill, would require automatic notifications of driver violations to school districts and school bus companies within 24 hours.
Transportation company chairman Dale Krapf testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the FAST Act and on BUSREGS-21.
NSTA's executive director shares developments that illustrate the association's role as an industry voice and key resource for private school transportation.
Raymond Martinez is cleared by the Senate to lead FMCSA. The National School Transportation Association says it looks forward to working with him.
Senate Bill 44 would require public school bus owners to comply with certain federal inspection standards. A school board worries it might lead to roadside checks and stops at weigh stations.
FMCSA had requested comment about raising minimum insurance requirements for commercial operators. The National School Transportation Association praises the withdrawal of the proposal.