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Bus Briefs
November 1, 2005

School bus driver saves choking student
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. — A school bus driver was honored for saving a choking student on his bus...

Turning waste into profit
November 1, 2005

With the high cost of fuel, districts and bus companies across the country are looking for ways to offset budget shortfalls.

Bus Washing Is a Matter of Touch
August 1, 2005

When it comes to his school bus fleet, “Image is everything,” says Al Olkowitz, transportation administrator at Jackson Township (N.J.) School Distric...

What's your shop IQ?
June 1, 2005

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers a series of school bus-specific tests as part of its certification program. The ...

Technicians Name Their Most Essential Garage Tools
April 1, 2005

It’s been said that a man's best friend is his dog, but visit some transportation garages across America and you might change your mind. A dog can bar...

SBF's Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2005
April 1, 2005

Teamwork minimizes budget woes

Autauga County Schools
Prattville, Ala.

Mechanical aptitude and proper attitude
April 1, 2005

How little the general public knows about the tremendous effort that’s made each school day to get 24 million children to school and home. If they kne...

The right tools for the job
December 1, 2004

Wrenches, screwdrivers or pullers — school bus mechanics need to feel comfortable with the tools of their trade. We asked garage professionals abou...

Develop an Effective PM Program to Cut Costs
November 1, 2004

Operators of small buses who implement a thorough, well-considered preventive maintenance (PM) program can reap substantial savings. Worn or damaged c...

Pair shares title of 'America's Best'
September 1, 2004

TULSA, Okla. — A mechanic from Red Creek, N.Y., and a commercial vehicle enforcement officer from Olympia, Wash., were named "America's Best" school b...

Web-based tracking eliminates paper chase
August 1, 2004

Keeping track of vehicle warranty information, service schedules and part replacement dates ensures that fleets run as efficiently as possible. All to...

SBF's Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2004
April 1, 2004

Meeting challenges head-on is one of the hallmarks of the school bus maintenance department at Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD).

How to Fine-Tune Your Oil Program
April 1, 2004

The motor oil program is a cornerstone of any maintenance routine, but today’s market offers so many products and best practices that it’s difficult t...

Hands-on help in the bus garage
April 1, 2004

The business of running a school bus fleet is getting harder all the time. Although most fleets are publicly operated, running school buses is a busin...

Top technician, inspector sought
April 1, 2004

ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the National Council for School Bus Safety Inspections, an affiliate of th...

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 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...

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