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<p>At First Student, well maintained and safely operated buses lead to a long service life, and Senior Vice President of Commercial Development Roger Moore says maintaining a safe operation also enables the company to retain the best employees.</p>

School Bus Contractors

Contractors see safety as an investment

Executives for some of North America's largest school bus companies discuss how allocating resources toward such efforts as driver training and preventive maintenance can benefit the operation by improving safety and employee morale, which, in turn, enhances profitability.

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How your job changes the world
In this Industry Forum, John Fahey of Tyler Technologies' Versatrans solution team discusses how professions in the pupil transportation industry have a direct and daily effect on children with every ride given, and how these professions have made a real and lasting impact on our world.
6 new products to streamline the school bus shop
Offerings help make cleaning and refurbishment easier, boost fuel efficiency, and organize jobs and tasks.
<p>Mohawk Lifts&rsquo; TR 25 drive-on lift offers 6 feet of unrestricted under-vehicle access, leaving plenty of space available for technicians to complete brake jobs and other maintenance.</p> Vehicle lifts that promote shop safety, productivity
Features such as mechanical locks, remote control, LED lighting and lighter weights for more portability make servicing buses even safer and more efficient.
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RoadRecorder video surveillance line
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to Safety Vision.

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.

People Module
Fleetio has added to its fleet management software functionality that allows users to keep up with employee information and activities within the fleet.

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<p>School District of Manatee County Vehicle Maintenance Parts Manager Jerilynn Boling says the team works closely with the department's vendors and makes decisions daily based upon data from reports. Parts inventory is tracked and maintained several ways, including running a cycle count daily so that throughout the year, every part is counted at least one time. Pictured is a work station area where the majority of parts are stored. The district's fleet comprises 216 school buses and 186 support vehicles. In addition, the team maintains approximately 2,500 pieces of off-road equipment, such as a tractor.</p> PHOTOS: Florida District's Vehicle Maintenance Parts Department

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