Maintenance

Bus Briefs

Posted on November 1, 2005

School bus driver saves choking student
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. — A school bus driver was honored for saving a choking student on his bus. On Sept. 14, passengers on a Spencerport Central School District bus alerted driver Don Tyson to a struggling kindergarten student. Tyson checked his mirror and realized that the 5-year-old was not breathing. He pulled the bus to the side of the road and performed the Heimlich maneuver on the student, dislodging a piece of hard candy from his throat. The school board presented Tyson with a certificate for his heroism.

Bus operators recognized for ‘clean’ efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. — School bus operators were among the six entities recognized as National Clean Bus Leaders for 2005. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute gave the honor to Colorado Springs (Colo.) School Districts 11 and 20; Cook-Illinois Corp. of Oak Forest, Ill.; and Medford (N.J.) Township Public School District for their efforts to make school buses cleaner. All three operators have been fueling their buses with biodiesel to reduce emissions. The Colorado Springs districts have also been using diesel oxidation catalysts and particulate matter filters.

Massachussetts bill takes aim at junk food ads on school buses
BOSTON — A bill introduced by a state legislator would ban advertisements for unhealthy food and drinks from being placed on school buses. Senate Bill No. 1921 targets ads for candy, beverages with added artificial or refined sweeteners, certain processed foods and fast food restaurants. The legislation would add to a list of items already restricted from ads on school buses, such as alcohol and tobacco products. The state began allowing school bus advertising in 2002.

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Product

Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog

Raybestos’ new Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog and Specification Guide (BPI-CV17) is designed to help fleet managers and professional service technicians meet the demands of maintaining and repairing commercial vehicles.

News

PACCAR Parts Opens 100th TRP Store

The new TRP location in Alexandria, Louisiana, will offer the brand’s aftermarket replacement parts for trucks, trailers, and buses.

Video

VIDEO: BusWise Boosts Bus Maintenance

Thomas Built’s BusWise Technologies platform provides real-time vehicle information, alerts on maintenance issues, and other features to enhance school bus serviceability.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!