SB20-052 would create a student tracking and parent notification system, educate the public about school bus safety, recruit school bus drivers, and provide funding for safety initiatives.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially delays the deadline for the final rule "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. The agency released the official notice on Feb. 4.
Truckers Against Trafficking is seeking nominations for its Harriet Tubman Award, which recognizes drivers in the truck and bus industries whose actions have helped a victim of human trafficking.
Alyssa Shepherd’s attorney says that although the crash is a “heart-wrenching tragedy, we believe it is still just an accident and not a crime.”
Lawmakers in the two states propose legislation that includes measures such as external cameras on buses and increasing fines for offending motorists.
L.D. No. 1894 would set a goal for the state Department of Education to develop rules on bids, specifications, charging stations, and a maintenance training program, and to complete the transition by 2040.
Mike Martucci, the former owner and founder of Quality Bus Service and past president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association, announces his bid for a spot in the state Legislature.
HB 1140 would establish grants to help schools to replace diesel buses with electric buses by 2030. It would also help recipients share information about their experiences with the alternative-fuel vehicles.
Senate Bill 219 would let police seize a stop-arm runner’s vehicle. Meanwhile, Gov. Eric Holcomb announces that over 2,500 citations were issued as part of an illegal passing prevention program.
Here are a few offerings from some of SBF’s 2019 stories related to team-building and technology for a successful 2020.
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.
Senate Bill 6208 would have protected the seniority rights, wages, and benefits of the state’s school bus drivers.
House Bill 351 would require the state superintendent of public instruction to identify school systems with critical shortages and allow them to hire school retirees to drive while keeping their retiree pay.
Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!