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Thermo King event highlights efficiency, sustainability
October 21, 2010
The event showcased Thermo King's products, with a focus on meeting new industry regulations, operational efficiency and sustainability. Key end users shared their experiences, and attendees toured the company's research center.
Valvoline engine oil provides lubrication protection
October 12, 2010
Benefits of Premium Blue GEO 15W-40 include reduced ash content, valve recession protection and advanced oxidation control. It is recommended for use in compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or propane-powered engines.
Winners named in ‘America’s Best’ technician, inspector competitions
October 5, 2010
Tim Knoll of Ohio placed first in the technician category and Shaun Dennis from Michigan took the top spot in the inspector category. Knoll and Dennis were among 30 school bus maintenance professionals who participated in the event; they were scored on a written exam and multiple hands-on components.
Technician killed in bus maintenance accident
September 3, 2010
Almaz Kucukovic was working on a bus when it started to roll. He was trying to climb on board the bus when he fell under the wheels, dying immediately from head and internal injuries.
Is Your Fleet Ready for Winter?
September 2, 2010

The season’s weather can create dangerous driving conditions for employees and slippery bus steps for students, but products are available to help eliminate these hazards. Manufacturers of automatic tire chains, a traction sander and a step heater discuss their features, safety benefits and installation options.

Cummins hits landmark in 2010 engine production
August 23, 2010
After seven months' production of its EPA 2010 compliant engines, Cummins announces that it has built and shipped more than 20,000 units. The manufacturer’s heavy-duty and mid-range engines use selective catalytic reduction to meet the EPA standards.
New CEO named at Foam Rubber Products
August 17, 2010
Norman Smith is the new CEO of the company, which provides foam for school bus seating. Frank Nold is named chairman emeritus.
Delco Remy endows $5K for America's Best scholarships
August 5, 2010
The heavy-duty electrical system supplier contributes to the program, which provides financial assistance to qualifying techs and inspectors to attend the competition. This year's competition will be held in Jasper, Ind., Sept 28 through Oct. 1.
Renowned school bus tech retires
July 22, 2010
Brad Barker, a maintenance expert and past winner of the America’s Best school bus technician title, steps down from his district position but will work for a dealership. “I will still be involved heavily in the school bus industry,” he says.
The Many Options of Bus Wash Systems
July 8, 2010

School bus wash options range from easy-to-use manual to fully automatic systems and can save time and costs.

Prices raised on Bridgestone tires
July 1, 2010
Bus and truck radial tire base prices are increased up to 6 percent. An exec says that the company “must pass along some of the increased costs that are outside of our control.”
Speakers set for Dossier Users Group summit
June 30, 2010
Eric Ice of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will speak about the administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 initiative. Mark Norton of the Arizona Division of Safety and Health will discuss fleet maintenance safety.
School bus maintenance bill signed into law
June 10, 2010
The Connecticut legislation imposes a $2,500 penalty on anyone who falsifies a report on the maintenance of a school bus or removes an out-of-service sticker on a bus and uses it to transport students.
IC Bus University rolls on
June 8, 2010
The next session for school bus technicians is scheduled for the week of Aug. 16. Up to 43 hours of training will be provided.
South Carolina DOE buys buses from Kentucky districts
May 27, 2010
Eighty-six used buses purchased at an auction will replace the state’s 26- and 27-year-old units. South Carolina’s superintendent of education calls on the General Assembly to conduct a comprehensive study of the state's overall tax structure and to develop an adequate revenue system to facilitate the allocation of funding for bus replacements more regularly.
Utah gears up for school bus tech competition
May 24, 2010
The annual event will be held at Park City School District in late June. Two Utah technicians have taken first place at the national level in the past four years.
Additional IC Bus University class scheduled
May 10, 2010
Due to growing demand, another session of the school bus manufacturer’s maintenance training program will be held the week of Aug. 16. Fifty-four technicians attended last week’s session.
First Student to outfit 60,000-vehicle fleet with Zonar
May 6, 2010
The agreement includes installation of Zonar's full suite of applications, which target pre-trip, post-trip and child-check inspections as well as data and fleet management.
Strong winds shatter bus windshield
April 30, 2010
While transporting students back from a field trip on Thursday, a school bus drove into heavy winds that blew out the passenger side of the windshield. Four students suffered minor injuries.
Technicians, inspectors test skills in competition
April 29, 2010
During the Annual Texas Best Competition, participants were required to diagnose problems and find defects on school buses. Competitors also had to complete a written exam.

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