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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...

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.

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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...

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