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School Bus Manufacturers Technical Council

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The School Bus Manufacturers Technical Council (SBMTC), an organization within the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, was established in 1995 as a subsidiary of the NASDPTS Supplier Council.

SBMTC operates and functions as the industry's technical advisor. The school transportation industry requires a method of technical communication, and SBMTC is the tool to accomplish this purpose. The council provides a forum in which council members can address technical and government-related issues concerning the manufacture and acceptability of school bus chassis and school bus bodies.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives for which SBMTC is organized are:

  • Encourage and promote safety in the design of school buses.
  • Assist the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services through communication of design trends, historical data, and other information pertaining to the pupil transportation industry.
  • Communicate to member companies actions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other governmental agencies as they affect the school bus industry.
  • Keep open communications between school bus chassis and bus body manufacturers on technical issues.
  • Develop and issue appropriate Position Papers.
  • Assist the National Conference on School Transportation.
  • Work jointly with other associations and societies to assist in the achievement of SBMTC goals and objectives.