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<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>

School Bus Maintenance

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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15 Tips to Boost Efficiency
From the bus routes to the shop to the transportation office, there are numerous opportunities to enhance efficiency. Here, directors share innovative ways to run a more cost-effective operation.
<p>Megan Geroux is NAPT's marketing and communications specialist.</p> NAPT Summit: Driving innovation, new certification
Highlights of the event, taking place in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 8-11, include a new professional certification for those involved in transporting students with disabilities and the newly formatted one-day trade show, featuring more than 120 vendors.
<p>The Dallas County Schools co-op program is designed for students seeking careers in vehicle maintenance. They learn the trade, earn extra money, and some are hired by the district after they graduate.</p> Apprentice, Intern Programs Groom Great Workers
In addition to giving students work skills and experience, districts get employees who are already familiar with the shop and its practices.
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Lubricant
Zep 45 DualForce, a long-lasting, dual-action penetrant and lubricant, features the newest anti-wear and rust-prevention technology, offering excellent corrosion resistance, company officials said.

Air conditioning units
Espar Climate Control Systems is now manufacturing legacy Carrier AC 310 and AC 350 roof-mounted bus air-conditioning systems in North America.

Diverter
Trans/Air’s new Driver Air Diverter is designed to ensure the comfort of the driver and can be added as an option to the supplier’s front flush mounted FM55 Evaporator, company officials said.

Motor oils
Duralec Super motor oils are made for EPA 2007 and 2010 emissions-equipped diesel engines requiring the use of emissions-compliant oil.

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<p>HISD drivers and attendants had to locate simulated children on board and then safely evacuate by crawling down the aisle of the bus.</p> PHOTOS: Texas district’s hands-on school bus training event

More than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants at Houston Independent School District took part in a... Visit photo gallery

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