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Despite the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) continued position that “the school bus is the safest vehicle on the road”, in 2019 the school bus industry has been the focus of increased attention from lawmakers and regulators. Following is a brief discussion of the evolving state and federal laws from the past year that matter most to Pennsylvania’s school bus contractors.

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IRS Considers Affordable Care Act Rule for School Bus Drivers

IRS Considers Affordable Care Act Rule for School Bus Drivers

IRS Notice 2015-87 was published recently stating that the IRS is considering new rules that will ap...

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Managing Student Behavior on the School Bus

Managing Student Behavior on the School Bus

Aggressive behavior in children is both common and sometimes dangerous. Are your drivers trained in ...

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Electronic Logging Devices and Electronic OSHA Reporting Compliance Deadlines in December 2017

The compliance date for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic loggin...

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Removing Barriers to Entry for New School Bus Drivers

Removing Barriers to Entry for New School Bus Drivers

The school bus driver shortage has become a nationwide issue that has even resulted in some schools ...

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Drug & Alcohol Policies - Discretionary or Zero Tolerance

Drug & Alcohol Policies - Discretionary or Zero Tolerance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) maintains strigent requirements for drug and...

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