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08/25/2020

 


  FMCSA Awards Nearly $80 Million to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

 

 

From Metro:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded nearly $80 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. The awards represent the highest ever funding level for these critical safety grants.

The awards announced by FMCSA include:

* $45 million in High Priority (HP) grants to enhance states' commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, as well as advance technological capabilities within states.
* $32.7 million in Commercial Driver's License Program Implementation (CDLPI) grants to enhance efforts by states to improve the national commercial driver's license (CDL) program.
* $2 million in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) grants to 20 educational institutions to help train veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.

FMCSA's High Priority (HP) grant program consists of HP-Commercial Motor Vehicle (HP-CMV) grants and HP-Innovative Technology Deployment (HP-ITD) grants. HP-CMV grants are designed to provide financial assistance to state commercial vehicle safety efforts, while HP-ITD grants provide financial assistance to advance the technological capability and promote the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for CMV operations. A full list of this year's HP grant recipients can be found here.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded nearly $80 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. The awards represent the highest ever funding level for these critical safety grants.

 

 
  NFI Parts™ Announces Exclusive Distributorship for Proactive Air & Surface Purification

 


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

NFI Parts™ partnered with Eagle Disinfection Group, global distributor of Puradigm LLC, to be the exclusive distributor of the Puradigm FLOW 100 system in the bus and motorcoach market.

The FLOW 100 is a Buy America-Compliant Proactive Air and Surface Purification system. It uses proprietary technology to create advanced purification by producing high energy clusters, which are distributed throughout the interior of the vehicle safely sanitizing both air and surfaces, leaving behind no harmful residue.

Puradigm recently announced successful testing at the University of Florida showing its technology deactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as deactivating coronavirus 229E.


NFI Parts™ partnered with Eagle Disinfection Group, global distributor of Puradigm LLC, to be the exclusive distributor of the Puradigm FLOW 100 system in the bus and motorcoach market.

"This solution is a fantastic option for our customer base. The unit runs while a vehicle is in service. This means there is no down time or additional cleaning during service; once it has been installed and the vehicle is running, it continuously disinfects while the vehicle is on the road," said Brian Dewsnup, president at NFI Parts.

The unit is easy to install and can be placed anywhere on a bus or coach. It does not interfere with, or void warranties, on any other systems within the vehicle.

Puradigm LLC offers proactive air and surface purification solutions, which are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and that have proven to be safe, scalable, and provide 24/7 protection to all indoor environments. Puradigm's technology has patents around the world and has been validated by many testing organizations in the reduction of mold, bacteria, virus, and other harmful pathogens. The Puradigm technology is the most validated in the industry and can be customized for any indoor environment.

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  South Carolina School Bus Company Resumes Athletic Trips

 

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

A Columbia, S.C.-based school bus contractor that had been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic resumed service last week, conducting its first athletic event trip in several months.

As School Bus Fleet reported in March, Integrity Student Transportation Services, which provides field trip and athletic trip service to private and charter schools, had all its trips canceled because of school closings prompted by the pandemic, and Karim Johnson, the contractor’s general manager, said at the time that his operation’s future was "up in the air."

However, the contractor recently got one of its buses back on the road, transporting 21 students and two coaches to a swim meet.


A Columbia, S.C.-based school bus contractor that had been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic resumed service last week, conducting its first athletic event trip in several months.


In response to the pandemic, Integrity Student Transportation has intensified its sanitizing practices, complying with the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Staff members now clean and disinfect the buses twice per day after morning and afternoon routes, using a handheld chemical sprayer (Integrity has ordered electrostatic sprayers, which are currently on backorder) and EPA-approved disinfectant. Several times a day, they also wipe down with disinfectant frequently touched surfaces such as handrails, and those touched by the driver.

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