SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
November 29, 2016
NTSB: School Bus Driver in Chattanooga Crash Was Off Route

The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.

Durham CEO Responds to Chattanooga School Bus Crash

In a video statement, David Duke of Durham School Services issues an emotional apology to the families impacted by the crash, in which five students were killed.

Associations Mourn Losses in Chattanooga School Bus Crash

National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.

The Growing Presence of Propane in Pupil Transportation Sponsored by PROPANE EDUCATION & RESEARCH COUNCIL

Every year school districts are seeing the benefits of trading in their diesel-powered school buses for ones that operate on propane.

Court Puts New Overtime Rule on Hold

A revision to federal regulations that would make more workers eligible for overtime pay was slated to go into effect on Dec. 1, but a federal judge has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction.

Tennessee District Transportation Department Earns ASE Certification

All of Wilson County Schools’ technicians pass the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence exam to obtain the Blue Seal of Excellence.

Safe Fleet Announces Anti-Bullying Coloring Contest Winners

Winning entries come from students in Minnesota, Kentucky, and British Columbia. Honorable mentions are also selected this year.

Fit for Duty: Training, Education Protect Pupil Transportation Against National Drug Abuse Spike

Amid a reported rise in prescription drug misuse and illicit drug abuse in the general workforce, school transportation providers stay vigilant with up-to-date training, education, and wellness efforts.

VIDEO: School Bus Stop Safety Training

This production from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools instructs the district’s school bus drivers on procedures for loading and unloading students.

Plug and Play Telematics Device

Designed to be shared among any type of vehicle and operated by multiple drivers, SPARC uses Internet of Things technology and streams precise location, driver, and passenger check-in information along with vehicle details to any dashboard.

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