Seat can accommodate three students of any height
C.E. White’s SSS-39 is the company’s new 39-inch student safety seat. It features a single-frame construction that enables the seat to be the same thickness as a standard seat. Moreover, when installed in a school bus, the seats provide approximately 15 inches of aisle clearance at the top, approximately 14 inches in the middle, and approximately 12 inches of aisle clearance at the bottom, allowing for room to exit in an emergency. The moveable center seat belt buckle adjusts to fi t three passengers or two passengers regardless of their heights, resulting in zero loss of occupancy.
C.E. White Co.
Mufflers eliminate pollutants from diesel exhaust
Donaldson introduced its LNF and LXF mufflers, which help to eliminate particulate matter and gaseous emissions from diesel exhaust. They also use exhaust heat to burn particulate matter in the diesel particulate filter (DPF). Moreover, the DPF removes more than 90 percent of particulate matter at lower backpressure. The LNF muffler is designed for model year 1993-2006 high nitrogen oxide engines, and the LXF muffler is designed for model year 2002-2006 low nitrogen oxide engines. Both mufflers are designed for select EGR and non-EGR on-road engine applications. The mufflers are available as part of a kit that includes an emissions device monitor that tracks the status of the mufflers and indicates when DPF cleaning is required.
Donaldson Co. Inc.
Latch vest features three-point securement system
E-Z-ON Products Inc. of Florida unveiled its 225 product line. Included is the company’s new Model 225LV All-in-One Latch Vest (pictured — in blue). The vest features an integrated three-point securement system. Two lower latch attachments and one tether are sewn directly to the vest. Also part of the line is the All-in-One Latch Vest, which comes with front push-button buckles as the standard closure. It is available extra small, small and medium. This vest can be ordered with a back closure for children with behavioral needs. Finally, aftermarket add-on lower latch attachments include a tether, hardware and a belt cutter. The attachments can be used on any existing E-Z-ON vest, and they come in two sizes: the 225A is for smaller size vests, and the 225B is for larger size vests.
E-Z-ON Products Inc. of Florida
Wheel nuts provide high clamping force
Nord-Lock’s wheel nuts secure the wheels on on- and off-road heavy vehicles, maintaining high clamping force under extreme operating conditions. Each nut incorporates a pair of captivated washers with cam faces on one side. On the opposite side, there are radial teeth. When the wheel nut is tightened, the teeth of the washers grip and lock the mating surfaces, allowing movement only across the cam faces. Any rotation of the wheel nut is blocked by the wedge effect of the cams.
Wheelchair securement module has low-profile design
Q’Straint introduced the Q’UBE, an integrated wheelchair securement module that can be installed or retrofitted in school buses. It has a low-profile design to fit under wheelchair footrests, and it can be permanently mounted to the vehicle floor or installed on transit barriers or seat legs with full adjustability. The Q’UBE features the XPress Mechanical Delay System. An easy-to-reach, single-motion release mechanism has a positive locked and unlocked position, giving the user 15 seconds to properly position and secure the rear of the wheelchair. Self-tensioning and self-locking rear securements with J-hooks prevent the securements from becoming twisted and tangled. The Q’UBE also features retractable occupant belts.
DVR can record 90-plus hours of footage on four channels
Safety Vision introduced a new mobile digital video recorder (DVR) called the RouteRecorder 4C SD. Company officials said that this system records up to four video and four audio channels in H.264 format; more than 90 hours of footage can be recorded from the cameras on a 32 gigabyte SD (Secure Digital) card. Data can be retrieved wirelessly or manually, and the RouteRecorder 4C SD system is compatible with Safety Vision’s SafetyView 3.1 viewing software. An optional panic button for the DVR can be used to mark events for easy searching and identification, and a password-protected user interface with an integrated locking door eliminates the need for an external lock box.
Sure-Lok showcases durable storage bag and fire blanket
Sure-Lok’s FE201145 Heavy Duty Storage Container (pictured) is made from heavyweight nylon fabric, offering a rugged, durable storage option. It is designed to withstand vigorous daily applications. The company also showcased its FE201120 Fire Blanket and Storage Bag. The blanket is 82 inches by 60 inches and is made of wool and synthetic fibers. Moreover, it meets applicable requirements of 16 CFR Part 1610: Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles. The highly visible red storage bag features a quick-release Velcro closure, and meets the flammability requirements of FMVSS 302.
System tracks driver, fleet and inspection efficiency
Zonar Systems is in the process of rolling out a software system component called ZScore. The system tracks driver, fleet and inspection efficiency, allowing users to measure their departments’ scores against industry averages. Zonar representatives on hand compared the rating to a credit score. Features include the ability to track idling times, pre- and post-trip inspection times, driving speeds, in-yard delays and cost savings.