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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. ...
IC Bus introduces A/C system, plans to raise bus prices
October 23, 2008
IC Bus has introduced IC Air, a factory-installed air conditioning system that is engineered to a bus’ specifications.
Michigan completes inspection of school buses statewide
October 16, 2008
Vehicle safety inspectors with the Michigan State Police (MSP) Traffic Safety division have completed their annual, 198-point safety inspection of all public and private school bus fleets statewide.
Technology on the horizon: polyurethane tires
October 1, 2008

In our changing world, technological advances seem to come at us every day. Some are introduced gradually into our lives, such as the various typ...

School Bus Suspension Systems Enhance Ride Quality
October 1, 2008

Equipping school buses with an effective suspension system is an integral part of ensuring the safety and comfort of everyone on board.

Fortunatel...

‘America’s Best’ named in school bus competition
September 18, 2008
A school bus technician from New Jersey and an inspector from North Carolina last week earned the title of “America’s Best” in their respective fields.
New Jersey inspectors ensure school buses are safe for travel
September 18, 2008
Sharon Harrington, chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), recently joined its School Bus Inspection Unit during a scheduled inspection of the Jackson Township Board of Education’s fleet.
Drilling Down on Fleet Maintenance: Part 3 of 3
September 1, 2008

In the July issue of SBF, I discussed what is involved with maintaining a fleet of vehicles and introduced you to 10 sources that are ...

IC Bus to host maintenance class in October
August 19, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus will host a new class in October for school district service technicians.

“IC University” will provide attendee...

Drilling Down on Fleet Maintenance: Part 2 of 3
August 1, 2008

In the July issue of SBF, I discussed what is involved with maintaining a fleet of vehicles and introduced you to 10 sources that a...

One Month to a Safer, More Efficient Bus Garage
August 1, 2008

Safety and efficiency are a priority for any school bus operation, but maintaining the highest possible standards in the garage every day can be a...

NSTA releases 2008 maintenance workshop details
July 2, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has partnered with Thomas Built Buses, IC Bus, Blue Bird Corp. and Collins Bu...

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