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Navistar unveils e-commerce Website
March 8, 2010
The site offers hundreds of bus and truck parts from the company’s PARTSMART line. Orders placed through the site will be filled by International and IC Bus dealers.
Blue Bird to offer school bus technician training
March 4, 2010
Workshops held in April, May and July will provide information on the chassis and body of the manufacturer’s All American and Vision models. The sessions will include a tour of the Blue Bird plant.
Technology Showcase: A/C Systems
February 26, 2010

Here, we provide details on a variety of innovative school bus air conditioning offerings from six manufacturers.

Proactive Customers Boost Lift User Safety
February 5, 2010

The features of today’s vehicle lifts help prevent technician injuries, but to maximize their safety, pupil transporters must ensure that the lift is certified, that their shop can properly house the equipment, that techs are trained to operate it and that the lift is inspected annually.

Diesel price projected to climb over next 2 years
January 19, 2010
The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the average price of diesel to rise about 28 percent from 2009 through 2011. A smaller increase is projected for average gasoline price.
Navistar Parts program offers cash for unused inventory
January 19, 2010
The Customer Parts Recovery program allows customers to return new or obsolete parts or overstocks and receive money or credit for future purchases. Those interested in participating in the program should contact their parts sales managers at International truck or IC Bus dealerships.
Registration open for Thomas Built maintenance program
January 13, 2010
The Thomas Built Institute, to be held May 11-14, will include instruction on 2010 emissions and electrical systems for school bus technicians. The course is limited to 100 participants to ensure small class sizes and personal attention.
Blue Bird redesigns cockpit of Type C unit
December 8, 2009
The revamped driver’s area in the Vision school bus boasts ergonomic placement of switches and controls, an easy-to-read instrument panel, a redesigned electrical panel and a foot-applied parking brake, among other features.
Blue Bird offers new cleaning line for buses
December 4, 2009
The Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
New Hoglund facilities boost efficiency, customer service
December 3, 2009
Hoglund Bus Co. recently opened a service facility at its main dealership in Minnesota that has enabled the company’s technicians to work together. Hoglund also opened a new service location to further assist its customers.
Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Registration open for IC Bus’ spring maintenance program
November 30, 2009
IC Bus University training will be held in March in Tulsa, Okla., and will cover such topics as bus electronics and maintenance, brake systems, engines and air conditioning. The session is limited to 60 technicians.
Thomas Built redesigns cockpit of Type D unit
November 19, 2009
The manufacturer’s 2010 Saf-T-Liner EF school bus features cockpit improvements to enhance functionality and driver comfort, including optimized driver’s seat placement and grouped switches. The unit also boasts a revamped electrical system.
Anti-vandalism methods save $70 per window, deter damage to seats
November 9, 2009
Whittier school bus operation has implemented programs to deter vandalism to bus windows and seats....
Blue Bird reports favorable fuel economy performance
November 6, 2009
OEM says that third-party testing of its Vision school bus with an ’07 Cummins ISB engine shows it could save over $1,000 per year in fuel costs.
Heating Systems Help Reduce Emissions, Costs
October 1, 2009

Today’s engine heating systems available for the school bus segment help make vehicle start-up more efficient, reducing idle times and thus emissions ...

NAPT names ‘America’s Best’
September 29, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) named the winners of its 2009 “America’s Best Technician” and ...
Is TCI responsible for U.S. Bus recalls?
September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before U.S. Bus ceased operations in 2007, the Type A school bus manufacturer filed at least 15 reports with the National Highway ...
IC Bus solidifies multi-year deal with paint supplier
September 22, 2009
NORCROSS, Ga. — Following an extensive review and product testing process, AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Americas has become the approved paint suppli...
‘America’s Best’ competition to be held in South Carolina
September 15, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — School bus technicians and inspectors from across the nation will test their skills here Sept. 23-25 during the National Associati...

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