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Dipstick adapter repair kit offered for T444E engines
September 3, 2015
The repair kit from Strictly Diesel can address dipstick adapter leaks on International T444E engines, according to the company.
More Ohio districts order Lion school buses
September 2, 2015
The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.
New York Bus Sales hires on-road service technician
August 26, 2015
In his new role with the Blue Bird dealer, Bob Gilkinson will address service issues at customers’ locations in eight counties in western New York.
TRP adds seat foam to school bus parts suite
August 18, 2015
The company is now offering individually packaged bus seat covers and foam in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs.
New York Bus Sales names new director of parts
August 17, 2015
Jim Hogan will oversee parts management, purchasing, inventory, sales and supply of parts for the Blue Bird school bus dealer.
Mohawk wins contract renewal to service government fleets
August 4, 2015
The National Joint Powers Alliance re-awarded Mohawk Lifts a nationwide five-year contract to supply government agencies with its vehicle lifts.
Fleetio launches fuel tracking app for fleets
July 30, 2015
Fleetio Fuel lets drivers log fuel in seconds using a mobile device. The app provides fleets with comprehensive data, such as cost per mile, mpg and distance between fill-ups.
Eaton dual-clutch transmissions offered for IC Bus school buses
July 27, 2015
Eaton’s new seven-speed Procision transmissions will be available in IC Bus CE Series school buses in late 2015.
IC Bus launches remote diagnostics system for school buses
July 16, 2015
OnCommand Connection works with a customer's telematics provider to create vehicle health reports with recommended actions. The system is available as a standard, free option on all new school buses.
Grip device helps handle heavy batteries
July 15, 2015
The K-1320 Battery Grip features textured grippers that clamp onto batteries with a powerful, controlled squeeze, according to the supplier.
Natural gas vehicle e-learning course launched for technicians
July 8, 2015
The NGVI training informs technicians about safely working on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles.
New vehicle lift designed to be faster, more user friendly
July 2, 2015
Forward Lift’s new CR Series four-post vehicle lifts feature faster rise times for improved productivity and fewer moving parts for reduced maintenance, company officials say.
Hydrotex expands pupil transportation division
July 1, 2015
Dwight Gleaves and Phil Kramer will lead the automotive lubricants supplier’s growing efforts to support the pupil transportation industry.
6 Tips for Saving Water With Bus Wash Systems
June 24, 2015

Measures to cut water use while maintaining a clean fleet include brush systems, nozzle upkeep, and using foams and soap alternatives such as vehicle wash agents, suppliers say.

Stertil-Koni lift accommodates new safety-based engineering approaches
June 23, 2015
The supplier has addressed increasing safety concerns that have spurred new engineering approaches at vehicle maintenance facilities with its Diamond Lift, a heavy duty in-ground telescopic piston lift.
Cummins launches Android version of app
June 11, 2015
The free mobile app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
88% of Missouri school buses pass initial inspection
June 1, 2015
The percentage is up nearly four points from last year’s results in the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual school bus inspection program.
Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.
Tires deflated on 24 buses in apparent senior ‘prank’
May 11, 2015
Four high schoolers in Ohio allegedly removed the tire valve stems on a school district’s entire bus fleet. Written on the asphalt: “You have been pranked by seniors 2015.”
Fleetio offering third-party software integration
April 20, 2015
The fleet management software supplier launched an application programming interface, which will let customers leverage Fleetio data, such as vehicle records and maintenance logs, in other software applications.
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