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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 Maintenance

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.

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<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.
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.
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Alternator
IC Bus selected the Delco Remy 28SI (200 amp) as its standard alternator.

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.

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<p>The district has participated in the campaign for the past six years and offers mobile trailers for employees to get checked.</p> PHOTOS: District 'paints it pink' for breast cancer awareness

Glendale (Ariz.) Elementary School District #40 commemorated National Breast Cancer Awareness... Visit photo gallery

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