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June 25, 2014 View All

DOT Appropriations Pass in the House, Stall in Senate DOT Appropriations Pass in the House, Stall in Senate

On June 10, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 229-192. Read More

NSTA Submits Comments on Electronic Logging Device NPRM NSTA Submits Comments on Electronic Logging Device NPRM

NSTA recently submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Proposed Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More

Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available

NSTA and ZONAR Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored grant of $50,000; to be used for the improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of a pupil transportation program Read More

2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

The 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition will be held July 19th - 20th in Charleston, South Carolina. Read More

NSTA's 50th Annual Meeting & Convention NSTA's 50th Annual Meeting & Convention

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming 50th Annual Meeting and Convention in Charleston, South Carolina July 19th- 23rd! Read More

Federal News View All

Cantor's Primary Loss Ushers in New House GOP Leadership

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)'s surprise primary loss on June 10 to college professor David Brat resulted in new leaders for the House GOP conference. Read More

FMCSA Administrator Ferro Testifies in the Senate

On June 3, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held its first reauthorization hearing entitled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Examining the Safety and Effectiveness of our Transportation Systems." Read More

EPA Announces DERA Grant Opportunity

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Read More

Legislative News View All

DOT Appropriations Pass in the House, Stall in Senate

On June 10, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 229-192. Read More

Permanent Bonus Depreciation Considered in House Ways and Means Committee

House Ways and Means Chairman Camp (R-MI) held a mark-up on May 29 on several tax extender provisions. Read More

DOT Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate

The House FY 2015 DOT Appropriations bill passed the full House Appropriations Committee on May 21. Read More

Member News View All

NSTA Submits Comments on Electronic Logging Device NPRM

NSTA recently submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Proposed Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More

Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available

NSTA and ZONAR Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored grant of $50,000; to be used for the improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of a pupil transportation program Read More

Dousman Transport Co., Inc Named a "Top Workplace" by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NSTA would like to congratulate Dousman Transport Co., Inc for being selected as one of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Top Workplaces". Read More

NSTA Events View All

2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

The 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition will be held July 19th - 20th in Charleston, South Carolina. Read More

NSTA's 50th Annual Meeting & Convention

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming 50th Annual Meeting and Convention in Charleston, South Carolina July 19th- 23rd! Read More

Upcoming NSTA Meetings

A full list of upcoming NSTA meetings. Read More

Regulatory News View All

FMCSA Issues Electronic Documents and Signatures Rulemaking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on electronic documents and signatures. Read More

FMCSA Issues Guidance on MCMIS Changes on Inspection Violation Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued Guidance on the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) changes to improve uniformity in the treatment of inspection violation data. Read More

NHTSA Announces Rear Visibility Final Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule requiring all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including trucks and buses, manufactured on or after May 1, 2018 to come equipped with rear visibility technology that expands the field of view to enable the driver of a motor vehicle to detect areas behind the vehicle to reduce death and injury resulting from back-over incidents. Read More

Safety & Security View All

Safety Motivation

When enforcing good safety practices, you train employees when deficiencies are noted as a result of an accident, road observation, ride along, or report from the public. Read More

FMCSA Extends Propane Emergency Declarations

FMCSA recently announced that as a result of the extremely cold weather conditions causing shortages in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels. Read More

FMCSA Extends Propane Emergency Declarations

FMCSA recently announced that as a result of the extremely cold weather conditions causing shortages in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels, the Agency has extended the State Emergency Declarations for the Midwest, Western, Southern and Eastern regions of the country. Read More

Vendor Partners View All

Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available

NSTA and ZONAR Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored grant of $50,000; to be used for the improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of a pupil transportation program. Read More

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Patterns of Safety Violations

FMCSA recently issued a Final Rule on Patterns of Safety Violations implementing FMCSA's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating the Federal regulations. Read More

National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems Partner Awards Five $50,000 Hardware Grants

Don Carnahan, VP of Business Development at Zonar Systems presented three $50,000 hardware grants at the Annual Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 18th to the following NSTA contractors; Cook-Illinois Corp. of Oak Forest, Illinois; Sunrise Transportation Inc. of Chicago, Illinois; and Acme Bus Corp., Baumann & Sons Buses, Inc of Ronkonkoma, New York Read More