The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s impending deadline of Jan. 30, 2015 for implementing a new electronic medical file for commercial drivers must be pushed back, according to Charles Horan, director of driver and vehicle safety standards. On Wednesday, Horan told NASDPTS members that the compliance date would be delayed because a technology bridge is not in place to support this switchover.
Lee's Summit R-7 School District in Kansas City received the Outstanding CNG Fleet & Station Program from natural gas advocate NGVAmerica for implementing 106 of the alt-fuel school buses into its fleet and opening a fueling station last fall.
A new, narrower Type-A school bus model featuring a streamlined look and enhanced maneuverability and optimum efficiency is among Blue Bird's new releases at the NAPT Summit Trade Show in Kansas City. Blue Bird called the 10,400-pound, 25-passenger Micro Bird T-Series "an industry game changer."
On Monday Christopher A. Hart, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), discussed “To Belt or Not to Belt: That is the Question” at the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. He also touched on the dangers of distracted driving and sleep apnea among school bus drivers.