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Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show

Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.

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<p>There has been a noticeable uptick in LED bus light sales recently, according to suppliers. Pictured is an LED unit from TRP Bus Parts.</p> School Bus LED Benefits Increase as Costs Decrease
The price gap between LEDs and incandescent lights has gotten smaller in recent years. With their longer life, higher light output and lower maintenance, LEDs are delivering a great return on investment for school bus operations.
<p>Owatonna Bus Co. has six locations, serving 48 states and all Canadian provinces. Though the company&rsquo;s bread and butter is school buses, its various locations also offer services such as a full paint booth for outside work, charter coaches and special-needs transportation.&nbsp;</p> Owatonna Bus Co. Shares TCO Secrets
Greg Lammers, Owatonna Bus Co.’s fleet manager, attributes his success to a dependable software management system and efficient procedures, which keep his total cost of ownership at a minimum.
<p>The Continental HSR2 features a protective curb rib to increase the durability of the sidewall against abrasions, protecting the casing. The tire also features Continental-engineered VAI technology in the shoulders to alert drivers and fleet managers to early signs of alignment wear.</p> Tire Offerings Aim to Lower Costs, Enhance Safety
Early warning systems for wear-and-tear, and features that extend tire life and improve drivability in difficult weather conditions, help school bus operators navigate tough roads and handle frequent starts and stops safely and efficiently.
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Vinyl flooring
G-Floor Transit is an American-made vinyl floor product categorized into Simply Solid, Premium Image and Designer Custom for all transit flooring design preferences, company officials said.

DEF transfer system
Innovative Products of America’s DEF Transfer System is constructed of all DEF-rated components with corrosion-resistant fittings for a long-term transfer solution, company officials said.

Convection heater
The GR-7 baseboard convection heater is engineered to provide more even heat distribution versus floor heaters with blowers that can have hot and cold spots, company officials said.

Battery recovery charger
The SC-6, a six-station HD recovery charger, is designed to recover, charge, maintain and desulfate from one to six 12-volt lead-acid batteries at a time.

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<p>On Feb. 11, North Carolina held statewide Love the Bus celebrations. An event sponsored by HSM was attended by State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson. Shown here are bus drivers from Benson Elementary School in Johnston County Schools.</p> PHOTOS: Love the Bus 2015

Here, we share highlights from Love the Bus celebrations held earlier this month across the U.S.,... Visit photo gallery

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