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5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

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How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems
Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.
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Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices. Additionally, good housekeeping and strategic organizing expedite jobs.
Biloxi Bolsters Technician Training, Shop Efficiency
Requiring technicians to be ASE Master certified has helped Biloxi (Miss.) Public Schools keep its maintenance costs low and its vehicle in-service rate at 96%.
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Degreaser
Oil Eater Original Cleaner & Degreaser is uniquely formulated to quickly and safely dissolve grease, oil and grime on concrete maintenance shop floors, engines, tools and other equipment, company officials said.

One-piece flooring
One-Piece Floors are manufactured and installed as a single piece in any configuration, including off-set seating and full rib requirements, eliminating the need for aisle trim and providing a more attractive appearance, company officials said.

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.

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<p>Maintenance professionals from across Texas gathered in San Marcos last summer for the Texas Association of School Bus Technicians&rsquo; annual competition. The event includes mechanical troubleshooting and school bus inspections. Pictured here is Ramiro Garcia of Houston Independent School District.</p> PHOTOS: Pupil transportation in pictures — winter/spring 2015

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