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All's fair in love and fuel
July 1, 2008

Around this time last year in my column, I noted my surprise that the price of gasoline had risen above $3 a gallon. Well, that seems like a bargain t...

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

Maintaining a fleet of vehicles is much more involved than twisting wrenches and changing fluids. Operating a reliable and safe fleet of vehicles dem...

Product Highlights
April 1, 2008

Line of waste oil heaters introduced
Landa Cleaning Systems’ four new waste oil heaters are equipped with an integrated air compressor, e...

District earns ASE honor
April 1, 2008

BILOXI, Miss. — For parents searching for a first-class school system for their children, the presence of a first-rate transportation department is...

Bus Lifts Reach New Heights
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Security devices built within ARI-HETRA’s Heavy-Duty Mobile Lift’s electrical system stop the lift in the event of a malfunction.<...

10 Top Shops for 2008
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Ann Arbor Garage Crew Chief John Nikolich (center) and Transportation Director Brad Mellor (to Nikolich’s immediate left) credit their...

Search begins for ‘America’s Best’
February 27, 2008
TULSA, Okla. — School bus technicians and inspectors will compete to be named “America’s Best” here on Sept. 11 and 12.

The fifth annual competit...

SMI expands bus flooring business
November 1, 2007

PINEVILLE, N.C. — A company better known for its line of roof hatches, stop arms and crossing arms, Specialty Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) has quietly bec...

Seat repair maintenance conquered
November 1, 2007

CLINT, Texas — Like many other school bus operators, Clint Independent School District (ISD) found that seat repair maintenance was taking a big bite ...

Product Highlights
October 1, 2007

Multi-purpose borescope available
The Tracerline TP-9350 COBRA is a borescope that can be used to inspect and leak-check numerous applica...

Best Practices in Parts Procurement
October 1, 2007

Thanks to the Internet, consumers can buy virtually anything from the comfort of their desks with a few mouse clicks and keystrokes; no human interact...

Technicians, inspectors showcase ‘America’s Best’ skills
October 1, 2007

PEORIA, Ill. — School bus technicians and inspectors put their expertise on display in the fourth annual “America’s Best” competition.

This year’s...

Flooring Takes Steps in the Right Direction
August 1, 2007

School bus flooring and steps take a beating every day, so they need to be rugged and easy to clean while providing secure footing for passengers and ...

Product Highlights
August 1, 2007

Switch increases bus security
The 58336 Locking Rocker Switch is a weather-resistant device that automatically locks in the off position...

Software Keeps Fleets Running Smoothly
June 1, 2007

If you ask individuals in school bus maintenance staffs, many of them will say that fleet maintenance software has made their job much easier. These p...

Product Highlights
June 1, 2007

Anti-theft device addresses emergency needs
The Ignition Security System allows bus drivers to address emergency situations while preventi...

Product Highlights
April 1, 2007

PTSI releases 2007 Resource Catalog
The 2007 edition of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute’s (PTSI) “Resource Catalog” features a p...

Air-conditioning compressor could make a ‘big splash’
April 1, 2007

A new development in air-conditioning technology could lead to significant savings for school bus operations.

Will Nitrogen Fill Cost-Saving Expectations?
April 1, 2007

Texas school district anticipates big savings in fuel consumption and tire maintenance in switching its tires from air to nitrogen.

How Bus Builders Have Integrated 2007 Engine Technology
April 1, 2007

Lower-emission diesel engines and new aftertreatment devices have forced school bus manufacturers to modify their product designs.

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