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Rotary Lift, Total Tool partner to streamline lift purchasing
November 24, 2015
Total Tool will distribute Rotary Lift’s line of in-ground and above-ground heavy-duty vehicle lifts in New York and Vermont. The agreement will shorten the buying process for municipalities, schools and other public agencies.
Thomas Built ups Allison transmission coverage to 7 years
November 18, 2015
The increased transmission warranty will be on Thomas school bus models built in 2016 that include the Allison 2500, 2550, 2300 or 2350 PTS.
Compressor mount system designed to cut maintenance, life cycle cost
November 16, 2015
Mobile Climate Control’s new system allows for simple belt tensioning, compressor alignment, and reduced vibration, and can be customized for various engine bay layouts and compressors.
IC Bus emphasizes choices for customers
November 13, 2015
At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.
New diagnostic tool helps techs analyze vehicle issues
November 4, 2015
The VDA54P can be used to diagnose and troubleshoot engines, transmissions and braking systems in fleet vehicles, including school buses.
Replacement unit offered for old in-ground piston lifts
October 21, 2015
The new solution is a frame version of Stertil-Koni’s Diamond Lift model, which is engineered for concrete foundations.
Guide created to help select the right vehicle lift
October 14, 2015
The Rotary Lift Application Guide is designed to show customers at a glance the lift styles available to service each class of vehicle.
Battery protection system designed to handle heavier loads
October 13, 2015
PriorityStart!HD is now engineered to handle heavier loads, a 60% increase to 1,600 starting amps and 400 continuous amps, company officials say.
Hydrotex names new division partner in Mississippi
October 8, 2015
Steve Wyatt will serve pupil transportation and other industries in southern and central Mississippi for Hydrotex, which provides lubrication and fuel-improver solutions.
Batteries stolen from 30 school buses
October 8, 2015
School bus service was delayed by two hours for three Indiana schools last Thursday morning because thieves stole batteries from the buses overnight.
Continental tires to be standard on IC Bus school buses
October 5, 2015
Under a five-year supply agreement, Continental will be the standard tire offering on Navistar's IC Bus and International vehicles.
New service tool coming for Powertrain Integration's engines
September 30, 2015
Powertrain Integration, which supplies the 8.0L PIthon propane engine for school buses, selects New Eagle to provide a PC-based diagnostic tool.
Transportation internship helps student succeed
September 21, 2015
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.”
Fleetio partners with Geotab to offer automated vehicle updates
September 16, 2015
The integration of features from each supplier will allow users to automate odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code handling and fuel location exception reporting.
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.
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