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Online Calculator Estimates Sleep Deficiency Costs

The National Safety Council and other groups claim that the cost of sleep deficiency in the U.S. topped $410 billion dollars in 2015. Meanwhile, fatigue and sleep deficiencies have struck…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:23

Widespread Support of EPA Proposal to Update NOx Rules

By and large, the school bus industry is supportive of the new EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative for standardizing emissions regulations for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from medium- and heavy-duty engines.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:53

OPEC Oil Prices Take a Dive Since Summer

What a difference only three months can make in oil and diesel prices worldwide, as OPEC oil prices have essentially fallen off a cliff since late summer.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:24

National Safety Council’s Hersman Goes Autonomous

Deborah Hersman, former CEO and president of the National Safety Council (NSC), was appointed as chief safety officer at Waymo, prior to the launch of Waymo’s first autonomous ride-share service…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:54

School Buses, Students Brave Harsh Winter Weather

Despite Winter Storm Bruce forcing cancelation of flights across the Midwest, and threatening to extend the Thanksgiving holiday by at least a day, school buses largely continued motoring, as they…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:15

Florida Woman, Deputies Target Illegal School Bus Passers

A viral video of a Florida woman cheering on sheriff’s deputies and admonishing over a dozen motorists who were caught illegally passing a stopped school bus, illustrates the frustration of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:17

First-Ever Hawaii School Bus Safety Week Honors Heroes

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed the first School Bus Safety Week proclamation in the state’s history last month. In doing so, he honored a local school bus driver for keeping…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:27

EPA to Propose New Standard on NOx Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will pursue a new rule to address heavy-duty truck and engine emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) that haven’t been updated in 20 years.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:06

Webinar Offers Keys for Proper Fiscal Management of Fleets

Two consultants who have worked with school bus operations across the U.S. provided strategies for school district fleet improvement and optimization, during yesterday’s popular fleet management webinar.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:28

Agility Fuels Acquisition Expected to Drive New Solutions

The acquisition of Agility Fuel Solutions by Hexagon Composites ASA is expected by management to result in improved alternative fuel options for commercial vehicles, including school buses.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:14

Petition Demands School Bus Stop Safety Become Federal Law

A public petition created last month at petitions.whitehouse.gov in response to the children who were killed by illegally passing vehicles, needs a major shot in the arm over the coming weeks,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:25

School Bus Industry Addresses Illegal Passing Deaths

Multiple instances of students being hurt or killed by motorists driving near school bus stops or illegally passing school buses have made the national media, prompting a return to best…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 November 2018 13:11