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Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety

About 250,000 school buses recalled from 2005 to 2010 have yet to be remedied, according to NHTSA officials. The average completion rate of mature recalls...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10044823/many-recalled-school-buses-havent-been-fixed
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
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, Safety
NHTSA Acting Administrator to Step Down

Heidi King’s last day as acting administrator of the regulatory agency will be Aug. 31. She will be replaced by James Owens, the U.S. DOT’s...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040455/nhtsa-acting-administrator-to-step-down
Categories: Management, Safety
PHOTOS: NASDPTS in D.C.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10049950/photos-nasdpts-in-d-c
Categories: Management, Safety
Traffic fatalities hit record low in ’09

According to early projections from the U.S. DOT, last year's fatality rate, which takes into account the number of miles traveled, reached the lowest level...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046700/traffic-fatalities-hit-record-low-in-09
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

Because the population of pre-kindergarten children being transported to and from schools, childcare centers and Head Start agencies in school buses h...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10011387/tips-on-specing-pre-k-school-buses
Categories: Management, Safety
NAPT, NSTA respond to NHTSA seat belt statement

The two school transportation associations jointly write to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to express their concerns about his agency’s new stance on...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042655/napt-nsta-respond-to-nhtsa-seat-belt-statement
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA’s David Strickland steps down

Strickland has served as administrator since 2010, during which time the agency has shown support for safety-related issues in transportation, such as...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10044078/nhtsas-david-strickland-steps-down
Categories: Management, Safety

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10011652/occupant-safety-debate-heats-up-at-2002-napt-show
Categories: Management, Safety

NTSB removes the issue from its recommended transportation safety improvements, citing NHTSA’s final rule that increased school bus seat-back height and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046730/school-bus-passenger-protection-off-most-wanted-list
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: 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: Maintenance, Management, Safety
GAO Issues Report on School Bus Safety

The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041985/gao-issues-report-on-school-bus-safety
Categories: Management, Safety
Former NBA star to speak at NASDPTS conference

During their annual gathering next month, state pupil transportation directors will hear a keynote address from former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton, who...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10045650/former-nba-star-to-speak-at-nasdpts-conference
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
Study: Total cost of auto crashes topped $800 billion

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2010 resulted in economic costs of $277 billion and $594...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043717/study-total-cost-of-auto-crashes-topped-800-billion
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
School buses excluded from stability control proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require ESC systems on large commercial trucks,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10045188/school-buses-excluded-from-stability-control-proposal
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA Updates School Bus Driver In-Service Training Curriculum

The agency’s free School Bus Driver In-Service Curriculum is now completely online and mobile-friendly. It also now allows users to choose modules to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10113021/nhtsa-updates-school-bus-driver-in-service-training-curriculum


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