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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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5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.
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.
<p>Spring ISD reorganized its two-story parts room last year and now groups fast-moving parts in one area for quicker access.</p> 5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management
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.
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Seat foam, covers
TRP’s individually packaged bus seat covers and foam come in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs, and ensuring the covers are clean and ready to install, company officials said.

Fuel tracking app
The Fleetio Fuel app, free for all Fleetio users, is designed to let drivers log fuel in seconds.

Four-post vehicle lift
CR Series four-post vehicle lifts are designed to help heavy duty service facilities efficiently get trucks and buses back on the road, company officials said.

Battery grip device
The K-1320 Battery Grip features textured grippers that clamp onto batteries with a powerful, controlled squeeze, according to the company.

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<p>First Student teamed up with the National Safety Council for the Safety Dog Bus Tour in late August, which informed kids and their parents about school bus safety.</p> PHOTOS: Back to school

School districts and transportation operators in the U.S. and Canada got ready for the new school... Visit photo gallery

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VIDEO: Transportation internship helps student succeed

When Alex Mata interned with Denver Public Schools transportation, the team taught him about bus maintenance and even helped with his homework. Without the experience, he says, “I probably wouldn’t have graduated high school.”

VIDEO: School bus OEM team declares 'We Are Thomas'

In this spot from Thomas Built Buses, get a look behind the scenes at the men and women who build yellow buses in High Point, North Carolina.

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