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<p>Topics covered in this school bus maintenance quiz include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.</p>

School Bus Maintenance

Shop pop quiz: brakes, transmission and more

Here’s a stimulating quiz on school bus maintenance issues to share and discuss with your shop team. Topics covered include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.

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Bolt-on parallel electric system
The Kinetics Hybrid, a parallel electric system that captures regenerative braking energy and reuses it on vehicle launch, bolts onto new or existing vehicles to quickly transform class 3-7 trucks into more fuel-efficient and cleaner running vehicles, company officials said.

Wheelchair retractor
The Titan800, a new wheelchair securement retractor in the existing Titan product line, is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015, company officials said.

Rooftop air-conditioning units
Trans/Air’s new TA-20 Rooftop product line features rooftop units characterized by powerful cooling capacity as well as a distinctive aerodynamic design, according to the supplier.

Drawer handle cover
Lista’s new aluminum anodized drawer handle cover for the Lista toolbox features an anodized finish that stands up to harsh environments and applications and a smooth shape that is easy to clean, company officials said.

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<p>On May 19, trade journalists were invited to get behind the wheel of Navistar&rsquo;s school buses and trucks at the proving grounds.</p> PHOTOS: School buses, trucks brave Navistar Proving Grounds

IC Bus parent Navistar invited School Bus Fleet and other publications to visit the... Visit photo gallery

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