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<p>It&rsquo;s recommended that transportation directors check in with the dealer ahead of time on existing specs that already match their criteria. Dealers can also help word specs so they don&rsquo;t conflict with federal or state requirements. Shown here is dealer Carolina Thomas Buses.&nbsp;</p>

School Bus Maintenance

Streamlining Spec’ing to Get the Best Bus Fit

Gathering a team of staff members and coming up with a list of must-have items, as well as staying familiar with FMVSS and state regulations, can help save time and effort when working with the dealer to build the optimal bus for your operation.

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<p>Topics covered in this school bus maintenance quiz include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.</p> 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.
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.
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Dipstick adapter repair kit
Strictly Diesel offers a repair kit that can address dipstick adapter leaks on International T444E engines, according to the company.

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.

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<p>Scott Burrows told NAPT and NASDPTS members about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and how he worked hard to regain use of his limbs. &ldquo;You can choose to be bitter, or you can choose to be better,&rdquo; he said.</p> PHOTOS: Stimulating speakers, surprises at the Richmond conferences

A headline-grabbing statement on seat belts, a man who overcame great odds by learning to walk... 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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