The legislation would allow a person who is at least 18 years old but under 21 to be licensed to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
The laws require a school bus safety study, a certification program for some school transportation supervisors, and temporary suspension of a school bus endorsement for drivers with three or more moving violations.
The new laws address federal regulations compliance, proof of physical fitness, regular safety training, and communication about drivers with suspended or revoked licenses.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction study finds that some school systems offer drivers work in other departments to get them full-time hours and pay.
A school bus company owner is also among those sentenced in a scheme that allowed more than 200 people to evade exams for permits and licenses, New Jersey prosecutors say.
After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to mandate lap-shoulder belts.
The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
The company recognizes several school districts and school bus companies for efforts to enhance safety training.
The legislation in Congress aims to reduce wait times for driver applicants to take a CDL skills test.
One bill would cut training hours needed for CDL holders and those approved to operate a school bus. Another would allow bus ads.
The auditor general discovers 10 drivers in the state who should have been banned from transporting students because of criminal convictions.
The widespread shortage has increased challenges for some beyond the usual period of adjustment during back-to-school season. This year, mainstream media seems to be paying more attention.
Under a bill signed by the governor, new school bus drivers in Tennessee will have to be at least 25 years old. The bill also mandates state standards for driver and manager training.