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New tool helps lift big tires
October 14, 2013
The Tire Lifter is designed to make it easier for one person to lift heavy tire and wheel assemblies from horizontal to vertical. The tool can be used to lift mounted 22.5 and 24.5 single tires and 300-lb. super single tires.
New training courses cover natural gas vehicle maintenance
September 10, 2013
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute officials say that the new courses prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics and repair of natural gas vehicles. The heavy-duty course has major emphasis on Cummins ISL G-equipped vehicles.
Bee Line offers vehicle lifts, wheel equipment
April 18, 2013
The company’s new partnership with Corghi USA provides the HD700 Tire Changer and the ET66 Wheel Balancer. Bee Line also recently partnered with PKS Equipment & Engineering to offer several types of vehicle lifts.
New program certifies vehicle lift inspectors
November 27, 2012
The Automotive Lift Institute calls it “the world’s first third-party vehicle lift inspector certification program.” A kick-off event includes a surprise appearance by NASCAR champion Richard Petty.
Proactive Customers Boost Lift User Safety
February 5, 2010

The features of today’s vehicle lifts help prevent technician injuries, but to maximize their safety, pupil transporters must ensure that the lift is certified, that their shop can properly house the equipment, that techs are trained to operate it and that the lift is inspected annually.

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.<...

In Case of Fire, Keep Buses Rolling
February 1, 2008

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, and you are startled from a sound sleep by the sound of your telephone ringing. As you hesitantly answer the call, half...

Blue Bird plant recognized for quality, safety
February 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — IndustryWeek magazine has named Blue Bird Corp.’s North Georgia Body Co. plant among the top 10 winners for its 2007 “IW Bes...

Safety Standards Are Key With Vehicle Lifts
April 1, 2006

Today’s vehicle lifts have numerous built-in safety features, but technicians still need to know and follow safety guidelines and inspect lifts daily.

Technicians Name Their Most Essential Garage Tools
April 1, 2005

It’s been said that a man's best friend is his dog, but visit some transportation garages across America and you might change your mind. A dog can bar...

10 Good Reasons to Build a New Transportation Facility
August 1, 2004

Across America, dedicated transportation professionals work in facilities that have far exceeded their useful life.

They have watched as their com...

SBF's Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2004
April 1, 2004

Building character, repairing buses

Cleveland Municipal School District
Cleveland

SBF's Top 10 North American Maintenance Programs for 2003
April 1, 2003

School bus maintenance workers often are the unsung heroes of transportation departments. In our second annual edition of the top 10 maintenance pro...

Preventing Accidents in the School Bus Garage
November 1, 2001

A school bus garage is full of hazards. Maintenance workers’ daily duties involve lifting and moving heavy equipment, using harsh chemicals and ...

Understanding the Fundamentals Is Key to Electrical Troubleshooting
August 1, 2000

Improper diagnosis can lead to frustration and wasted expense. Successful repairs require basic knowledge, patience, logic and the right tools.

Defining the role of the service manager
August 1, 1999

The service manager or the fleet maintenance manager or whatever title you want to use is a pivotal figure of a school bus operation.

The finishing touches to a perfect bus garage
October 1, 1998

In the September 1998 issue, we discussed the structure, floor and lighting of a perfect school bus garage. In this second and final part, we take care of the rest of the facility.

Design elements for a perfect bus garage
September 1, 1998

(First of two parts) One garage is not perfect for all. There are differences between garages for school buses and transit buses. But the hypothetical garage will have parts from which all garages can find some pieces.

Hazardous Waste Management in the Bus Garage
August 1, 1998

Know the basics of handling, storage and reduction, prepare an emergency plan and use care in choosing a disposal firm. The conclusion of a two-part article.

Meeting the Challenge of Hazardous Waste Management
April 1, 1998

First of a two-part series: Identification of hazardous waste if the first step to proper handling, storage and disposal.

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