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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.
Shop pop quiz: brakes, transmission and more
March 27, 2015

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.

Grant helps Ohio bus service company boost safety
March 26, 2015
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
March 25, 2015

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

How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems
March 20, 2015

Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.

Accuride extends automatic slack adjuster warranty
March 19, 2015
The supplier increased the warranty on Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 automatic slack adjusters for school buses from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles.
5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management
March 18, 2015

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
March 16, 2015

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%.

Stertil-Koni unveils video on new lift touch-screen console
March 12, 2015
The video showcases the ebright Smart Control System, the full-color touch screen control console on the company's wireless mobile column lifts.
Thomas Built launches dealer certification program
March 10, 2015
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between the school bus OEM and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
Navistar unveils new parts website
March 4, 2015
Fleetrite.com lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.
Thomas Built to hold 2 tech training events in 2015
February 11, 2015
The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in North Carolina in May, and the Service Training West will be held in Nevada in July.
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