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‘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...
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 ...

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