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First Student: One-Stop Verification Point Will Make Roads Safer, Protect Riders PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:11

FirstGroup America, the operating company for school bus contractor First Student, hailed a proposal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in February to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all commercial driver's license (CDL) holders in the U.S.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:50
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Five High School Students Among 10 Killed in Northern Calif. Motorcoach Crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 11 April 2014 09:14

Five high school students, three chaperones, their charter bus driver and the driver of a FedEx truck were killed Thursday in a fiery crash in Northern California. Humboldt State University had organized a caravan of three motorcoaches to transport prospective students for Spring Preview Day.

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 09:40
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Dallas County Schools, Hydrotex Provide School Bus Lubrication Training to Technicians and Students PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:40

More than 80 school bus technicians and general service managers were joined by students from a local high school to attend a one-day training seminar on basic lubrication fundamentals, oil analysis lab reporting and transmission fluid exchange as part of a program designed to identify tomorrow's student transportation professionals.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:50
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Tenn. Lawmakers Approve Bill Extending Age, Mileage Limits for Yellow Buses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:52

On Tuesday the Tennessee Legislature approved a bill that would allow school buses to be used beyond 17 years as long they pass biannual safety inspections. Lawmakers sent HB 107 to Gov. Bill Haslam for final approval.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:23
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International Fire Research Firm Opens U.S. Operations, To Focus on School Buses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Monday, 07 April 2014 12:09

SP Fire Research of Sweden and Norway, an advocate for fire-safety legislation and regulation for school buses, motorcoaches and transit buses,  announced it has opened U.S. operations based out of Raleigh, N.C.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01
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