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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.

Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2007
April 1, 2007

In our sixth installment of the series, we again shine the spotlight on some of North America’s premier pupil transportation shops. This year’s Top 10 includes dozens of dedicated school bus technicians who have sharpened their skills and embraced advances in repair technology.

Airing more than tires
April 1, 2007

If you’re running a fleet of school buses, it’s a good bet that you need more money in your budget for your maintenance program.

Don't miss this hot spot
April 1, 2007

You’ll note that most of this issue is devoted to the bus garage, which makes sense since this is our maintenance issue. In pupil transportation, however, maintenance isn’t simply about engines, wrenches and oil-change intervals; it’s about safety.

Washing Systems Meet Many Needs
March 1, 2007

Investing in a school bus washing system can be a stressful task, but with a little background knowledge of the systems available, solutions are certa...

Reliability engineering can reduce shop costs
March 1, 2007

Reliability engineering is a discipline based on the use of data and averages to make predictions about unit and system failures.

Specialty Mfg. merges with transit supplier
March 1, 2007

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Specialty Manufacturing Inc. and Pretoria Transit Interiors completed a transaction that combines the two bus component suppliers.

Ford diesel chassis put on hold
March 1, 2007

Citing a contractual dispute with one of its engine suppliers, Ford Motor Co. stopped taking orders on Feb. 7 for its 2007 model year E-350 and E-450 chassis with 6.0-liter diesel engines. These chassis are used as platforms for Type A school buses.

The Next Shortage Could Be In Your Shop
February 1, 2007

At many pupil transportation operations, bus drivers are the hardest to find and keep. But many other transportation programs are beset with a shortag...

Staying Out of Harm's Way
February 1, 2007

Road salts prompt Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to relocate air-conditioning condensers to the roof.

Spotlight on technology
February 1, 2007

Brake Check-Mate and Brake Check-Mate VSI
Child-Check Mate Systems

Malfunctioning air brakes are the most common cause of safe...

Product Highlights
November 1, 2006

New LED maximizes light output
SoundOff Signal’s 120 Series LED Slim Line Clearance/Marker light has a PC/P2 rating, allowing for the decr...

Too Good to Be True? (Part 2)
November 1, 2006

An engineering expert takes exception to the promises of better fuel economy, extended oil intervals and reduced emissions made by suppliers of fuel additives, engine attachments and other aftermarket products. The second of a two-part article.

Michigan school buses improve rating
November 1, 2006

Nearly nine of 10 school buses passed comprehensive inspections by the Michigan State Police’s Motor Carrier Division during the 2005-06 school year.

Product Highlights
October 1, 2006

Digital surveillance camera boasts new capabilities
The Digital BUS-WATCH IV DVR mobile camera surveillance system features smooth playb...

‘America’s Best’ tells the story
September 1, 2006

The third annual NAPT “America’s Best” inspectors and technicians competition held in early August at Blue Bird Corp.’s headquarters was a great event.

Product Highlights
August 1, 2006

LED light serves multiple purposes
The Surface-Mount LED Combination License Plate and Stop/Tail/Turn Light is a 4-inch round light that ...

NAPT Webcast debut covers 2007 emissions
August 1, 2006

Addressing concerns about the EPA’s tightened emissions standards and how they’re going to impact school bus operators was the focus of a Webcast sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).

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