On Friday, August 26 the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit vacated the 2010 Final Rule from FMCSA mandating electronic on board recorders for companies with a safety history that reflects a 10% or greater level of non-compliance with the hours of service regulations in one compliance review. Read More
A New Jersey Appellate Court last month overturned a Department of Education decision not to force the forfeiture of a school-bus bid bond after the company that won the bids later admitted that it had no ability to fulfill all of the services. Read More
In every issue of the NSTA Newsletter, we're pleased to put the spotlight on one of our Vendor Partner Members.
Bus Parts Warehouse is a National Distributor of aftermarket parts for the school bus industry. They carry a wide range of products including first aid supplies, flooring, lamps & lenses, mirrors, exhaust items, safety equipment, seat repair items, switches and wiper parts. Read More
On August 22, alongside 275 other employers who are members of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, NSTA added its name to comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reiterating its request that the agency withdraw an anti-employee, job-killing proposed rule known as the “ambush elections rule.” Read More
NSTA would like to recognize John Corr and The Trans Group for donating three yellow buses to a Joplin, Missouri elementary school, destroyed by the massive tornado that swept the city in May. Read More
Where legal issues are concerned, saving money means more than winning cases – it means avoiding lawsuits altogether. The transportation of students with special needs requires planning and implementation that reflects understanding of 5 key areas of legal risk management. Here’s the first: Training that matches real needs. Read More
Accident investigation and analysis of loss history is a fundamental component of any fleet safety program. The purpose of course is to use the information gained to promote actions that will reduce or prevent these accidents from recurring or minimize their damage and injury. Individual accident investigations are necessary but sometimes do not provide the insight into certain underlying causes. Analysis of multiple years of losses can often provide insightful information not gained from performing individual accident investigations. Read More