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Presidential Proclamation Sought on School Bus Safety Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 07:04

sbsw2010While a bill number had yet to be filed, Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) was preparing language for only the third presidential proclamation recognizing the safety of school buses and the drivers responsible for getting some 26 million students to and from school each day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:51
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Congress Considers Changing 'Metal Retardation' Language in Federal Education Laws PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 08:53

downssyndromeThe U.S. Senate passed a bill last month that would amend language in federal law that strikes the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" in favor of "intellectual disabilities," the phrase of choice used by the Centers for Disease Control and the White House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:04
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Feds Issue Update on Training for New Medical Examiners of Commercial Drivers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Monday, 30 August 2010 11:40

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it will make its new medical examiner training specifications available to interstate fleet operators.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2010 12:03
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U.S. Department of Ed Awards $28.8 Million for Improved School Emergency Plans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 20 August 2010 10:24

Ninety-eight school districts in 28 states will divvy up a pot of $28.8 million in fiscal year 2010 from the education department to strengthen emergency management plans, which a leading safety expert said must be used to bring support staff such as transportation personnel to the table.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2010 12:34
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DOT Publishes Final Rule on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 August 2010 09:27

Effective Oct. 1, 2010, a new final rule governing alcohol and drug testing for commercial drivers includes guidance on the types of drugs tested as well as the procedures and protocols to be used.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2010 09:54
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