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February 9, 2016
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Report: School bus driver didn't engage brake in crash that killed principal

A police report states that bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver’s seat without engaging the parking brake, causing the bus to roll forward. The report also states that Beeler was “distracted,” but does not indicate what took her attention away from her duties.

District's school bus shop recovers from fire

Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools’ bus shop caught on fire on the evening of Jan. 7. The fire destroyed three school buses, a service truck and several supplies.

District aims to bring school bus service in-house

With its contractor’s pending exit, the Savannah-Chatham district in Georgia is taking steps toward running its own service. The district already owns its bus fleet and facilities.

How school bus driver shortage is linked to unemployment

Over the years, our research has consistently found that the prevalence of school bus driver shortage is high when the unemployment rate is low, and vice versa.

1 killed, 6 injured in school bus crash

A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.

Getting up to Speed on Wheelchair Transport Safety

Key improvements include accommodations for transporting smaller children, more stringent crash testing of wheelchair tiedowns for wheelchair-anchored lap belts, a logo that identifies equipment that meets standards, and pass/fail ratings for proper seat belt use.

Wrong-way truck driver arrested after hitting school bus

The school bus driver made an evasive maneuver that “prevented a potentially catastrophic tragedy,” officials for the Texas district say.

Starcraft Bus named a top account for Ford in 2015

The school and shuttle bus manufacturer was the top volume pool account in the bus category for Ford in 2015 and for the 10th year in a row. Starcraft has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.

Battery protection system

PriorityStart!HD is designed to be a completely automatic battery protection system that disconnects at 11.7 volts, stopping a dead battery, and then reconnects with simple load change, company officials said.

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