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Categories: Management, Safety

Heidi King currently serves as deputy administrator of the safety agency, which has been without a top official since Mark Rosekind’s departure in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041253/trump-to-nominate-new-administrator-for-nhtsa
Categories: Management, Safety
Elaine Chao Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

As chief of the Department of Transportation, Chao’s purview includes two agencies that regulate pupil transportation: NHTSA and FMCSA.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041962/elaine-chao-confirmed-as-u-s-transportation-secretary
Categories: Management, Safety
NASDPTS Conference to Cover 3-Point Belts, School Bus Driver Oversight

The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041553/nasdpts-conference-to-cover-3-point-belts-school-bus-driver-oversight
Categories: Management
Q&A: NASDPTS President Charlie Hood on Funding Challenges, Work With Feds

State directors are battling budget shortfalls, but NASDPTS President Charlie Hood says that they remain optimistic. The association’s work with...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10010342/qa-nasdpts-president-charlie-hood-on-funding-challenges-work-with-feds
Categories: Management, Safety
Call for National Stop-Arm Campaign in NHTSA Meeting

Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042056/call-for-national-stop-arm-campaign-in-nhtsa-meeting
Categories: Management, Safety
New NHTSA chief to speak at Love the Bus event

Administrator Mark Rosekind will be among the dignitaries at the American School Bus Council’s Feb. 10 event. He is slated to talk about the safety benefits...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043267/new-nhtsa-chief-to-speak-at-love-the-bus-event
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Feds Finalize Standards for Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency

The new CO2 and fuel consumption standards for vocational vehicles — including school buses — start in model year 2021.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042259/feds-finalize-standards-for-greenhouse-gas-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA chief: ‘School buses should have seat belts. Period’

Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042762/nhtsa-chief-school-buses-should-have-seat-belts-period
Categories: Management, Safety

The new statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that there was an average of 135 school transportation-related fatalities...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10044513/new-edition-of-ischool-transportation-related-crashes-i-released
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA to hold meeting on school bus seat belts

The public meeting will “address the challenges and barriers that have prevented schools from taking action to install three-point seat belt systems in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042980/nhtsa-to-hold-meeting-on-school-bus-seat-belts
Categories: Safety
States Share School Bus Seat Belt Experiences in NHTSA Meeting

Representatives of the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation discuss such issues as costs, training, and emergency evacuations.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042497/states-share-school-bus-seat-belt-experiences-in-nhtsa-meeting
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2016

Federal data show that there were 37,461 deaths on the nation’s roads in 2016, up 5.6% from the 2015 total. The report includes details on school bus...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041501/nhtsa-traffic-fatalities-increased-in-2016
Categories: Safety
Industry Responds to NTSB Crash Findings, Recommendations

Operators and associations offer a range of reactions to Tuesday’s school bus meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041166/industry-responds-to-ntsb-crash-findings-recommendations
Categories: Management, Safety

There were 33,561 highway fatalities in 2012, which was a 3% increase from 2011, according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10044126/nhtsa-stats-show-traffic-deaths-rose-in-2012
Categories: Management, Safety
Tennessee Congressman Presses Feds on School Bus Seat Belts

In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041673/tennessee-congressman-presses-feds-on-school-bus-seat-belts
Categories: Management
5 Questions: Keith Henry on Driver Shortage, Safety Priorities

In the first of a new series, SBF poses five pertinent questions to Keith Henry, NAPT president and director of transportation for Lee’s...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009721/5-questions-keith-henry-on-driver-shortage-safety-priorities
Categories: Management, Safety

There were 1,236 fatal school transportation-related crashes from 2001 to 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. That’s 0.34% of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10044940/nhtsa-updates-school-transportation-crash-stats
Categories: Management, Safety
Virginia District Adds 3-Point Belts to New School Buses

Although the state doesn’t require them, Henrico County has begun equipping its new buses with lap-shoulder restraints. Director Josh Davis share...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041259/virginia-district-adds-3-point-belts-to-new-school-buses
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA panel to revisit school bus seat belt issue

The federal agency will convene a group to examine the long-debated topic of seat belts on school buses. A NHTSA spokesman tells SBF that plans for the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043251/nhtsa-panel-to-revisit-school-bus-seat-belt-issue
Categories: Management, Safety
Gauging the safety of school bus alternatives

Many school districts and contractors are employing a variety of vehicles to supplement traditional yellow bus service. These alternative arrangements often...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009997/gauging-the-safety-of-school-bus-alternatives


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