As the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy approaches, safety remains a top priority for the Newtown (Conn.) Public School District. To keep students safe the entire school day, Newtown recently outfitted all of its school buses with PRO-VISION School Bus Video Recording Systems.
Dave Oberdorff was promoted to president and chief executive officer of school bus air conditioning manufacturer American Cooling Technologies, announced company founders James Schreiber and J.R. Lucas. Previously, Oberdorff was the company's general manager.
Two school districts in Illinois and Ohio are cleaning up their bus fleets thanks to funding from the EPA Clean School Bus grant program. Zanesville City Schools, located about 55 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, received $62,298 to install diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and anti-idling equipment on 21 buses as well as emission-reduction equipment on 10 more.
Zonar, a leading provider of fleet management technology, is pleased to announce the promotions of Fred Fakkema to vice president of compliance and Tony Bezilla to vice president of product management. These promotions are reflective of the company's rapid growth and anticipation of future expansion, said Zonar.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule that requires three-point, lap-shoulder belts for all passenger seats and the driver on all new motorcoaches and "over-the-road" buses manufactured after Nov. 25, 2016 and weighing more than 26,000 pounds GVWR. School buses and transit buses are excluded.