FMCSA Seeks Communciation Between MEs, Primary Physicians

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a new, voluntary program that would allow participating certified medical examiners to communicate with primary healthcare professionals who prescribe medication to their commercial driver patients.

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NHTSA Wants 3-Point Seat Belts on All Buses

Stopping short of announcing imminent rulemaking to usher in a national requirement for lap-shoulder seat belts in school buses, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind shared a new federal policy position that the occupant restraints should be available for all schoolchildren to and from school.

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GM Named Top Automotive Employer for Veterans

DETROIT -- The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency today awarded its first-ever Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer Certification to an automaker, recognizing General Motors for its ongoing efforts to hire and train U.S. military veterans.

House Transportation Bill Requires Study of Insurance Limits

A $340 billion, six-year highway and transit bill passed Thursday includes an amendment to require the U.S. Department of Transportation to study minimum insurance levels required of motor carriers and stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from raising them.

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The Final Word on Seat Belts?

For months, the school bus industry has been abuzz about what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would do about three-point seat belts in school buses, and the verdict may soon be in as NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind takes the stage on Sunday at the 2015 NAPT Summit as a keynote speaker. Rosekind is expected to reveal the next course of action in this debate.

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Three-Point Seat Belt Issue to Be Front and Center at NAPT Summit

Christopher Hart has been an NAPT Summit fixture for the past several years. The heir to Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in 2012, Hart first spoke to NAPT attendees and those attending the concurrent NASDPTS Annual Meeting while still serving as vice-chairman, namely about the need for lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses, as well as collision warning systems, lane departure systems and active braking and adaptive.

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