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School Bus Maintenance

NAPT Summit: Driving innovation, new certification

Highlights of the event, taking place in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 8-11, include a new professional certification for those involved in transporting students with disabilities and the newly formatted one-day trade show, featuring more than 120 vendors.

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<p>The Dallas County Schools co-op program is designed for students seeking careers in vehicle maintenance. They learn the trade, earn extra money, and some are hired by the district after they graduate.</p> Apprentice, Intern Programs Groom Great Workers
In addition to giving students work skills and experience, districts get employees who are already familiar with the shop and its practices.
McKinney Sees Longer Bus Life, Diesel Dedication
IC Bus President John McKinney says that school buses now have an average life cycle of nearly 15 years, which means that product durability and customer support are especially critical. He also points to diesel as the “backbone of the industry” and discusses the decision to offer the Cummins ISB engine.
The impact of bus washing
A consistent wash system can have a positive impact on image, driver satisfaction, extended equipment life and environmental considerations.
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Value Kit
The new Value Kit from Oil Analyzers focuses on four key areas of testing: oil thickness, corrosion potential, wear metals and beneficial oil additives.

Mobile Wheel Lift
The new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 lbs., making it easier and more ergonomic for technicians to work on buses, heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment, Rotary Lift officials said.

Vehicle Diagnostic Assistant Tough Tablet
The Vehicle Diagnostic Assistant Tough Tablet from Diagnostic Innovations is a complete diagnostic system featuring the rugged Panasonic Toughpad tablet.

STERI-FAB Disinfecting Solution
STERI-FAB is an EPA-registered product that kills bedbugs, lice, ticks and many other insects, as well as mold, mildew and bacteria, while also disinfecting the area where it is applied.

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<p>The Quonset hut, seen here in the snow, wasn&rsquo;t necessarily equipped to withstand the elements. When it rained, the roof would leak onto the office ceiling, so rain gutters were installed <em>inside</em> the building.</p> PHOTOS: Washington district’s old and new transportation facilities

White Salmon Valley School District’s old transportation center was a Quonset hut with a... Visit photo gallery

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