Subscribe Today
<p>BusBoss now features the customizable SmartRoute Dashboard&trade;, which alerts directors to different factors while planning daily bus routes, such as students not assigned to stops or routes.</p>

School Bus Maintenance

School Bus Software Offering More Accessibility, One-Stop Shop Options

Choices abound for routing and fleet maintenance software packages that are available on any web-connected device, eliminate the need to spend time importing and exporting data to one central location, and automatically track a variety of information in real time.

Read Full Story
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.
<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.
view all articles

Products

view all

Pre-trip inspection module
InterMotive’s new pre-trip inspection module is designed to automatically turn on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, including brake and reverse lights.

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.

Photo Galleries

view all

<p>October 1965</p> PHOTOS: Vintage ads from the SBF archives, Part 2

Take a trip back to another era of pupil transportation with these classic ads from past issues... Visit photo gallery

Digital Magazine

view all

Digital Magazine The full contents of School Bus Fleet magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features.
View the current issue

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.