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Bus Lifts Reach New Heights
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Security devices built within ARI-HETRA’s Heavy-Duty Mobile Lift’s electrical system stop the lift in the event of a malfunction.<...

10 Top Shops for 2008
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Ann Arbor Garage Crew Chief John Nikolich (center) and Transportation Director Brad Mellor (to Nikolich’s immediate left) credit their...

Search begins for ‘America’s Best’
February 27, 2008
TULSA, Okla. — School bus technicians and inspectors will compete to be named “America’s Best” here on Sept. 11 and 12.

The fifth annual competit...

SMI expands bus flooring business
November 1, 2007

PINEVILLE, N.C. — A company better known for its line of roof hatches, stop arms and crossing arms, Specialty Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) has quietly bec...

Seat repair maintenance conquered
November 1, 2007

CLINT, Texas — Like many other school bus operators, Clint Independent School District (ISD) found that seat repair maintenance was taking a big bite ...

Product Highlights
October 1, 2007

Multi-purpose borescope available
The Tracerline TP-9350 COBRA is a borescope that can be used to inspect and leak-check numerous applica...

Best Practices in Parts Procurement
October 1, 2007

Thanks to the Internet, consumers can buy virtually anything from the comfort of their desks with a few mouse clicks and keystrokes; no human interact...

Technicians, inspectors showcase ‘America’s Best’ skills
October 1, 2007

PEORIA, Ill. — School bus technicians and inspectors put their expertise on display in the fourth annual “America’s Best” competition.

This year’s...

Flooring Takes Steps in the Right Direction
August 1, 2007

School bus flooring and steps take a beating every day, so they need to be rugged and easy to clean while providing secure footing for passengers and ...

Product Highlights
August 1, 2007

Switch increases bus security
The 58336 Locking Rocker Switch is a weather-resistant device that automatically locks in the off position...

Software Keeps Fleets Running Smoothly
June 1, 2007

If you ask individuals in school bus maintenance staffs, many of them will say that fleet maintenance software has made their job much easier. These p...

Product Highlights
June 1, 2007

Anti-theft device addresses emergency needs
The Ignition Security System allows bus drivers to address emergency situations while preventi...

Product Highlights
April 1, 2007

PTSI releases 2007 Resource Catalog
The 2007 edition of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute’s (PTSI) “Resource Catalog” features a p...

Air-conditioning compressor could make a ‘big splash’
April 1, 2007

A new development in air-conditioning technology could lead to significant savings for school bus operations.

Will Nitrogen Fill Cost-Saving Expectations?
April 1, 2007

Texas school district anticipates big savings in fuel consumption and tire maintenance in switching its tires from air to nitrogen.

How Bus Builders Have Integrated 2007 Engine Technology
April 1, 2007

Lower-emission diesel engines and new aftertreatment devices have forced school bus manufacturers to modify their product designs.

Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2007
April 1, 2007

In our sixth installment of the series, we again shine the spotlight on some of North America’s premier pupil transportation shops. This year’s Top 10 includes dozens of dedicated school bus technicians who have sharpened their skills and embraced advances in repair technology.

Airing more than tires
April 1, 2007

If you’re running a fleet of school buses, it’s a good bet that you need more money in your budget for your maintenance program.

Don't miss this hot spot
April 1, 2007

You’ll note that most of this issue is devoted to the bus garage, which makes sense since this is our maintenance issue. In pupil transportation, however, maintenance isn’t simply about engines, wrenches and oil-change intervals; it’s about safety.

Washing Systems Meet Many Needs
March 1, 2007

Investing in a school bus washing system can be a stressful task, but with a little background knowledge of the systems available, solutions are certa...

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