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Blue Bird: 2010 emission-compliant bus sales exceed 5,000
January 31, 2011
The manufacturer says that customers are seeing fuel economy savings with its school buses equipped with SCR to meet the EPA standards. An Indiana transportation director gives details on his district’s experience with the technology.
Cummins supports greenhouse gas, fuel efficiency standards
November 16, 2010
Company executive Dr. Stephen J. Charlton testifies at a public hearing about the EPA and NHTSA's proposed Heavy-Duty National Program, which would reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency for heavy-duty engines and vehicles. Charlton says that Cummins looks forward to working with the agencies to deliver a final rule on the program.
Cummins delivers nearly 37,000 SCR-equipped engines
October 18, 2010
The company's EPA 2010-certified engines are delivering up to 6 percent better fuel economy compared to their 2007 counterparts, customers report. Cummins’ aftertreatment system will be showcased at the Clean Diesel 10 event in Washington, D.C., this week.
Valvoline engine oil provides lubrication protection
October 12, 2010
Benefits of Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 include reduced ash content, valve recession protection and advanced oxidation control. It is recommended for use in compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or propane-powered engines.
Cummins hits landmark in 2010 engine production
August 23, 2010
After seven months' production of its EPA 2010 compliant engines, Cummins announces that it has built and shipped more than 20,000 units. The manufacturer’s heavy-duty and mid-range engines use selective catalytic reduction to meet the EPA standards.
Propane engine earns EPA certification
April 6, 2010
CleanFUEL USA’s liquid propane engine built on a General Motors 6.0L chassis is expected to be commercially available by this summer. Collins will display its Type A bus equipped with the engine at a propane convention in Atlanta this week.
Top Shops 2010
March 12, 2010

This year for our annual series, we've profiled five maintenance programs at school district and contractor fleets around the country that have led them to excel on state inspections. They have also helped to reduce the operations' costs and enhance safety.

NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

Cummins receives EPA certification for 2010 engines
January 8, 2010
Several of the company’s heavy- and medium-duty engines, including the ISB6.7 and ISC8.3, which are used for school bus applications, meet the agency’s near-zero emissions level requirement. Cummins has utilized selective catalytic reduction technology to meet the EPA’s 2010 standards.
Blue Bird reports favorable fuel economy performance
November 6, 2009
OEM says that third-party testing of its Vision school bus with an ’07 Cummins ISB engine shows it could save over $1,000 per year in fuel costs.
Thomas Built, Detroit Diesel donate engine to community college
October 23, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses and Detroit Diesel Corp. recently contributed a new engine to Sheridan (Wyo.) College's Diesel Program. ...
IC Bus to host maintenance class in October
August 19, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus will host a new class in October for school district service technicians.

“IC University” will provide attendee...

Caterpillar, Navistar to pursue strategic alliance
June 19, 2008
PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global on-highway truck bu...
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.

Ford diesel chassis put on hold
March 1, 2007

Citing a contractual dispute with one of its engine suppliers, Ford Motor Co. stopped taking orders on Feb. 7 for its 2007 model year E-350 and E-450 chassis with 6.0-liter diesel engines. These chassis are used as platforms for Type A school buses.

Too Good to Be True?
June 1, 2006

An engineering expert takes exception to the promises of better fuel economy, extended oil intervals and reduced emissions made by suppliers of fuel additives, engine attachments and other aftermarket products. The first of a two-part article.

How to Fine-Tune Your Oil Program
April 1, 2004

The motor oil program is a cornerstone of any maintenance routine, but today’s market offers so many products and best practices that it’s difficult t...

New Motor Oil Category Makes Debut This Fall
March 1, 2002

Motor oil isn’t usually a topic that school bus fleet operators spend much time discussing. But that might change soon, after new-and-improved l...

N.C. district begins test of Mercedes engine
August 1, 2001

With the movement toward integration of chassis and body (and, in some cases, engines) in the school bus manufacturing industry, it should be no surpr...

Cooling system requires some basic precautions
June 1, 2000

In today’s advanced diesel engines, the cooling system stands at the center of attention. Studies have shown that four out of 10 engine problems are related to improper mixture of coolant and additives or inadequate cooling system maintenance.

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