The regulations include several measures intended to improve school bus safety, including permits, bus inspections, liability insurance, and background checks for drivers.
The proposed regulations include school bus inspections, liability insurance, and background checks for drivers.
FMCSA had requested comment about raising minimum insurance requirements for commercial operators. The National School Transportation Association praises the withdrawal of the proposal.
The company, which provides insurance coverage for bus operators, earns a top honor from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
NSTA applauds the passage of the FAST Act, which advances many of the school bus contractor group’s priorities.
Brian Prugh asks board members for Elkhart (Ind.) Community Schools to reconsider upping the minimum hours its employees must work to be eligible for health benefits. The district could lose drivers amid a countywide shortage, he says.
The multi-year surface transportation reauthorization now heads to the House floor. NSTA says that the bill includes several provisions to resolve threats to the private school bus industry.
The ATG Clearinghouse offers insurance carriers permission-based access to Zonar customers’ vehicle and driving history data to assist underwriting and claims.
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