The school bus industry awoke Saturday to the startling news that industry veteran, mentor and current National Association for Pupil Transportation President Don Carnahan died Friday night from what a consultant for the National School Transportation Association referred to in an email as a "massive heart attack." He was 75.
After several years away from the medium-duty market, Detroit Diesel is back. Daimler Trucks North America, the parent company of Thomas Built Buses, announced that it will once again offer the Detroit brand, medium-duty diesel engines starting in 2016 with the introduction of the new DD5 and DD8.
School bus contractor Durham School Services donated 10 buses and drivers to transport participants of the Special Olympics of Illinois' annual Torch Run Plane Pull. Teams from local law enforcement agencies and the general public participated in the tug-of-war challenge on Sept. 27 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Recent news reports show that the problem of parents trespassing on school buses has become relatively common — bearing out what presenters Denny Coughlin of School Bus Training Company and Bret Brooks of Gray Ram Tactical, told attendees during a live event at the STN EXPO in July.