Whether or not equipping school buses with seat belts remains a hot topic affecting the industry, properly securing preschool-aged students in the school buses in age- and weight-appropriate Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRS) is a crucial aspect of student transportation. Enter the eight-hour, hands-on Child Passenger Safety Restraints on School Buses National Training produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
With the Senate already passing a similar bill, it's up to the House to approve its own legislation that would require all newly manufactured school buses in the state to be equipped with "safety restraints."
HIGH POINT, N.C. – SynTec Seating Solutions, LLC recently announced the expansion of its Seat Back Exchange Program at the Thomas International Sales Meeting held in High Point, North Carolina. The Seat Back Exchange Program allows Thomas Dealers who have equipped their stock buses with SynTec’s S3C Convertible seat to make last minute seat changes to tailor the bus to exact customer specifications. The unique design of the S3C Convertible seat allows the seat to be converted to an Integrated Child Seat or Lap Shoulder Seat in less than two minutes.
With the new program, SynTec Seating Solutions will change the S3C seat back at their facility prior to delivering the new bus to the Thomas dealer. SynTec will perform the seat back removal without labor charges and in addition, provide a credit for each seat back being removed.
Thomas Built Buses President and CEO Caley Edgerly to talk about the evolution of the school bus manufacturer over the past century and to discuss the direction toward tomorrow.Hundred-year birthdays are a big deal. So we catch up this month with
Last week, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind met with representatives from the six states that require seat belts in school buses—California, Texas, Florida, New York, Louisiana and New Jersey—to discuss the controversial topic.
In April 1977, Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 222 effectively changed the design of school bus seats, from the likes of plastic, fiberglass and low metal-backed seats to the thickly-padded seats still in use today.