Reduce Costs by Choosing Clean-Diesel Over Alternative Fuels

It's an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must have the lowest total cost of ownership. And compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, but advocates contend that after the initial cost is recouped, the savings on CNG fuel contribute to a low total cost of ownership. 

NHTSA Shares Updates on School Bus Safety Initiatives

Highway Safety Specialist Jeremy Gunderson informed attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Conference earlier this month on safety initiatives currently being worked on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Industry Officials Learn Parent Perspectives on School Buses, Drivers

During the annual National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services Conference earlier this month, Laura Duguid, qualitative research assistant for Doyle Research Associates, Inc., shared the results of an American School Bus Council survey designed to learn parents' thoughts on their children riding school buses.

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Feds Unveil Latest Automated Vehicle Guidance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the latest suggested best-practices for implementing automated driving systems, with the goal of fully automated safety features such as highway autopilot being widely available by 2025.

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