Government

How Will New FMCSA Diabetes Rule Affect School Bus Drivers?

Though a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration final rule that now allows commercial drivers who properly manage their diabetes to operate vehicles in interstate commerce does not explicitly apply to school bus drivers, the issue is expected to be a topic of discussion at school bus industry meetings this fall, if not sooner.

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U.S. Senate Honors School Bus Safety in September

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to endorse the Child Safety Network’s Safe Bus campaign, after “many months of effort and review by various federal committees,” participants reported.

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FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an emergency declaration on Sept. 10, in expectation of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Florence, later this week. The declaration provides for the smooth flow of people, equipment and supplies during and after the emergency, in the affected states. The declaration is posted below, in its entirety, unedited. The primary mission of FMCSA is to “prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.”