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6 new products to streamline the school bus shop
March 18, 2014

Offerings help make cleaning and refurbishment easier, boost fuel efficiency, and organize jobs and tasks.

NTSB investigating crashes involving tire failure
March 12, 2014
In one of the crashes, an SUV’s tire tread separated, and the vehicle collided with a school bus carrying a high school baseball team. The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating a crash of a church van in which the tire that failed was part of a product recall.
TireStamp offers customizable tire, wheel maintenance program
July 17, 2013
Company officials say the program incorporates the latest industry recommended practices and procedures for maintaining commercial truck and bus tires and wheels. Each program will fit a fleet’s specific operations, outsourced tire maintenance and product preferences.
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.
Teens charged for vandalizing school buses
December 20, 2010
Three students and a recent high school graduate face misdemeanor malicious mischief charges after deflating the tires on 45 buses. Hundreds of kids had to wait up to two hours for their buses while two companies that were hired by the school district aired up the tires.
Finding tires that are right for your operation
March 12, 2010

Industry professionals offer tips on how to select the best tires for a fleet of buses and discuss the value of running tests to help determine which tires are well suited for an operation's needs.

Tire Maintenance Best Practices
March 12, 2010

Officials at tire companies, along with technicians, say that checking for proper inflation, axle alignment and tread depth helps keep tires in good condition. They also provide tips on mounting, inspection, repair and replacement.

How to Boost Fuel Economy
November 1, 2008

Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has been generated in the area of fuel economy.

Several white papers from reputable manufactur...

Technology on the horizon: polyurethane tires
October 1, 2008

In our changing world, technological advances seem to come at us every day. Some are introduced gradually into our lives, such as the various typ...

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.

Keeping Warm in the Dead of Winter
December 1, 2005

The winter season ushers in some extreme weather conditions that can take a toll on transportation operations. A school bus contractor in Alaska discusses what it takes to keep passengers, staff and equipment safe and warm.

Top 10 Ways to Extend Tire Life
September 1, 2003

Today’s tires are tough — almost too tough. They can survive through an enormous amount of abuse. But according to experts, neglecting tires can be qu...

All Wheels Are Not Created Equal
June 1, 2003

The Website Forum on www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum called Professional Garage has recently been hit wit...

Preparing Your Fleet for Wintry Conditions
September 1, 2001

In many areas of the nation, the sweltering summer heat belies the harsh, cold reality of winter. The summer also tends to allow some slack in operati...

Why the industry should retire Dayton-style wheels
March 1, 1999

Although the vast majority of today's school buses are spec'd for Budd-style disc wheels, some fleets still prefer the Dayton-style spoke wheel.

Improper tire inspections cause early trip to scrap pile
April 1, 1998

One of the most important parts of the pre-trip inspection of any school bus is the examination of the tires. Too many drivers merely thump the tires,...

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