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Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.
Tires deflated on 24 buses in apparent senior ‘prank’
May 11, 2015
Four high schoolers in Ohio allegedly removed the tire valve stems on a school district’s entire bus fleet. Written on the asphalt: “You have been pranked by seniors 2015.”
Fleetio offering third-party software integration
April 20, 2015
The fleet management software supplier launched an application programming interface, which will let customers leverage Fleetio data, such as vehicle records and maintenance logs, in other software applications.
Shop pop quiz: brakes, transmission and more
March 27, 2015

Here’s a stimulating quiz on school bus maintenance issues to share and discuss with your shop team. Topics covered include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.

Grant helps Ohio bus service company boost safety
March 26, 2015
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
March 25, 2015

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems
March 20, 2015

Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.

Accuride extends automatic slack adjuster warranty
March 19, 2015
The supplier increased the warranty on Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 automatic slack adjusters for school buses from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles.
5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management
March 18, 2015

Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices. Additionally, good housekeeping and strategic organizing expedite jobs.

Biloxi Bolsters Technician Training, Shop Efficiency
March 16, 2015

Requiring technicians to be ASE Master certified has helped Biloxi (Miss.) Public Schools keep its maintenance costs low and its vehicle in-service rate at 96%.

Stertil-Koni unveils video on new lift touch-screen console
March 12, 2015
The video showcases the ebright Smart Control System, the full-color touch screen control console on the company's wireless mobile column lifts.
Thomas Built launches dealer certification program
March 10, 2015
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between the school bus OEM and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
Navistar unveils new parts website
March 4, 2015 lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.
Thomas Built to hold 2 tech training events in 2015
February 11, 2015
The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in North Carolina in May, and the Service Training West will be held in Nevada in July.
Trans/Air launches 3 new products
February 11, 2015
The supplier unveils a new climate control system and stainless steel skirt mount condenser as well as a new rooftop unit product line.
Missouri district to get new school bus facility
February 9, 2015
The building will have more than five times the space of the Republic School District’s current facility, with an additional entrance and exit, bigger driver training and bus repair areas, and additional staff parking spots.
District taps Stertil-Koni lift for new maintenance facility
February 3, 2015
Screven County School System in Sylvania, Georgia, chose the Diamond Lift system, which offers wheels-free access, for use in its recently completed school bus maintenance facility, officials say.
Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show
January 22, 2015

Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.

Bus a/c supplier Spheros to open new installation plant
January 21, 2015
The new facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be overseen by Wayne Chandler, who has experience in managing air-conditioning installations on school buses.
New pre-trip inspection module from InterMotive
January 6, 2015
The module turns on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, enabling a solo operator to confirm that the lights are working properly before starting a trip.

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