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Oregon governor approves bus retrofit, replacement bill
June 29, 2009
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Ted Kulongoski has signed into law a bill that will require all diesel school buses in the state to meet the EPA’s 2007 emissions ...
Tennessee to allow extended school bus life
June 25, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Large school buses in Tennessee could stay in service up to 17 years under a new state law, which increased the limit by two years...
Nearly 90% of Missouri school buses pass inspections
June 16, 2009
The Missouri State Highway Patrol inspected 12,333 school buses across the state this spring, approving 88.5 percent of the vehicles, rejecting 9.3 p...
Thomas Built Institute to provide 36 hours of technician training
June 3, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses will hold training sessions for school bus technicians July 20-24, at its headquarters here.

"New techno...

Keys to Running an Efficient Shop
June 1, 2009

Over the past few years, I have written a number of articles for SBF and if you’ve read at least a few of them, you’re probably aware of my int...

Texas to send 2 to America’s Best
May 8, 2009
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — On May 2, the Texas Association of School Bus Technicians (TASBT) held its second annual competition for technicians at Northsid...
Tires: past, present and future
April 1, 2009

It is probably safe to say that most people take tires for granted. Contrasted with the late 1800s, when the first pneumatic tire was developed, t...

Blower system clears buses of ice danger
March 18, 2009
An innovative new machine targets the potentially dangerous problem of ice and snow buildup on school buses.
‘America’s Best’ competition slated for September
March 9, 2009
This year’s “Americas’ Best” competition finals will be held Sept. 22 to 25 in Greenville, S.C. The sixth annual competition will be hosted by Michelin America.
Staying afloat when the ship seems to be sinking
March 1, 2009

Like you, I read trade publications to stay informed. They help keep me aware of trends across the nation. Also, like many of you, I like to attend...

Selecting Maintenance Software to Fit Your Operation
March 1, 2009

A fleet supervisor converting a school bus garage into a “paperless” operation might find the process of evaluating all the maintenance software o...

10 Top Shops 2009
March 1, 2009

In our annual series, we spotlight 10 superb school bus maintenance programs that keep district and contractor fleets throughout North America running smoothly. See how this year’s operations have excelled through innovative practices and dedicated staff.

 

IC Bus outlines agenda for spring maintenance program
February 27, 2009
IC Bus has released details about the spring session of its IC University training, to be held at the company’s Tulsa, Okla., bus plant the weeks of March 23, April 13 and May 18.
How'd They Build That? series to release school bus title
February 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Marvelous Media will release a DVD giving a behind-the-scenes look at how a school bus is built, from assembly to hitting the road.
Remy Inc. publishes white paper on alternator efficiency
November 25, 2008
Its contents include an examination of where and how power losses can occur within the alternator and quantification of how efficiency plays a role in fuel consumption.
IC Bus maintenance program deemed a success
November 19, 2008
IC Bus completed its first IC University during the weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Okla. Over 150 school bus technicians from the U.S. and Canada attended the sessions.
How to Boost Fuel Economy
November 1, 2008

Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has been generated in the area of fuel economy.

Several white papers from reputable manufactur...

‘America’s Best’ named in school bus competition
November 1, 2008

TULSA, Okla. — A school bus technician from New Jersey and an inspector from North Carolina earned the title of “America’s Best” in their respective f...

Joint school bus seating venture launched
October 28, 2008
Three Michigan-based companies have initiated a joint venture to produce seating for school buses.
Thomas Built, Detroit Diesel donate engine to community college
October 23, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses and Detroit Diesel Corp. recently contributed a new engine to Sheridan (Wyo.) College's Diesel Program. ...

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