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Top 10 Ways to Extend Tire Life
September 1, 2003

Today’s tires are tough — almost too tough. They can survive through an enormous amount of abuse. But according to experts, neglecting tires can be qu...

Picking a Washing System: Wash What You're Doing!
September 1, 2003

Chances are good that if you’ve washed more than one school bus by hand, you’ve thought about a washing system. Not that hand washing a bus is necessa...

Money-saving tips from maintenance managers
June 1, 2003

In SBF’s 2003 exclusive school bus maintenance survey, shop managers were asked if they had done anything recently to improve performance while...

All Wheels Are Not Created Equal
June 1, 2003

The Website Forum on www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum called Professional Garage has recently been hit wit...

Case Studies: Tips from the Professional Garage
April 1, 2003

Sometimes the best solution to a specific school bus maintenance problem can’t be found in instruction manuals or previous training. Shop staffers oft...

SBF's Top 10 North American Maintenance Programs for 2003
April 1, 2003

School bus maintenance workers often are the unsung heroes of transportation departments. In our second annual edition of the top 10 maintenance pro...

Get an early start on 'spring cleaning'
March 1, 2003

A clean work area is a safe work area, and there’s no better time to start thinking about and scheduling your cleaning chores than spring.

These c...

Extreme case highlights value of maintenance
February 1, 2003

In pupil transportation we often take for granted the excellent work done by the vast majority of maintenance staffs. Mechanics can never get enough c...

Advice for Better School Bus Paint Maintenance
February 1, 2003

What would you think if you saw a red school bus rolling down the street? The idea is almost too ridiculous to imagine. National School Bus Yellow has...

School bus paint jobs
November 1, 2002

It depends on the type, size and condition of the bus. The paint shop’s schedule and materials needed are also factors. If the bus is prepped and read...

Cooling System Maintenance
November 1, 2002

There are many cooling system problems and failures. Some due to defective equipment but most of these problems have occurred due to incorrect informa...

Proper Preparation, Prevents Poor Performance
October 1, 2002

Help to reduce road calls this winter with proper hose maintenance. As fall turns to winter and temperatures drop, hoses can become brittle, crack or...

Bus refurbishment program generates savings
August 1, 2002

A school district in suburban Dallas has found a way to save money by turning its oldest buses into its newest. Mike Williams, transportation dire...

International introduces 3200 chassis, VT 365 engine
June 1, 2002

International Truck and Engine Corp. in Warrenville, Ill., has introduced a new chassis and engine for the Type A-2 school bus, cutaway shuttle bus an...

Our friends in the shop deserve recognition, too
April 1, 2002

We often describe school bus drivers as the backbone of the pupil transportation industry. Certainly, in sheer numbers, they are the dominant force. A...

Cost-effective retreading
March 1, 2002

It is possible to reduce tire costs while all other operating costs soar upward, says Paul Robotham, manager of vehicle maintenance services for North...

New Motor Oil Category Makes Debut This Fall
March 1, 2002

Motor oil isn’t usually a topic that school bus fleet operators spend much time discussing. But that might change soon, after new-and-improved l...

Quiz Your School Bus Technicians
January 1, 2002

The following questions are from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for school bus technicians, which certifies techn...

Cold-weather checklist
January 1, 2002

To help avoid unnecessary damage to the engine in harsh winter weather, the International Bus Vehicle Center, www.InternationalDelivers.com, offers th...

Speedy PM lube job
January 1, 2002

To simplify and speed up a lube, oil and filter PM, try these easy steps. • Prior to removing the oil filter, puncture a hole in the bottom of it to...

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