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Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show

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.

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<p>A Micro Bird propane autogas school bus drops off students in Florida. School bus operations have been reporting significant fuel and maintenance savings with propane.</p> State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida
With reduced operating costs and a rebate program for propane autogas vehicles, Florida school districts are tapping the alternative fuel as an economical and environmental solution. Broward County recently added 98 propane school buses to its fleet.
Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business
Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and business is on the upswing. The company’s total sales have increased about 40% from 2012 to 2014, and its propane school bus sales have multiplied.
<p>CDTi&rsquo;s Purifilter&trade; EGR diesel particulate filter, an update to the technology on its Purifilter&trade; model, can now operate at even lower temperatures.</p> Emission-control technology offers low-maintenance solutions
Diesel particulate filters, mufflers and engine pre-heaters help school bus operators keep the air in and around their vehicles clean with minimal maintenance required. Technology upgrades now allow for optimal operation and pre-programmable engine pre-heating in even lower temperatures.
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Solar battery charger
PulseTech Products’ solar-powered solution continually charges, maintains and significantly extends the normal life cycles of 12-volt and 24-volt batteries, company officials said.

STERI-FAB Disinfecting Solution
STERI-FAB is an EPA-registered product that kills bedbugs, lice, ticks and many other insects, as well as mold, mildew and bacteria, while also disinfecting the area where it is applied.

Mobiclean R Diesel Particulate Filter
The mobiclean R diesel particulate filter provides emission reductions of diesel particulate matter by at least 85 percent and is designated as a California Level 3 Plus system, according to the company.

Oil Eater Original Cleaner/Degreaser
Oil Eater is a water-based, high-powered cleaner that is biodegradable, non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable.

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<p>The event was held at Suffolk Transportation Service's Safety and Training Center in Bay Shore, N.Y. Each session began with an introduction on how school bus drivers are screened and selected, along with driver training and qualification requirements. Shown far right is Hilma Hammer, director, large bus, at Suffolk Transportation, discussing evacuation procedures.</p> PHOTOS: New York association demonstrates school bus safety

The New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) and the Suffolk Region PTA shared with... Visit photo gallery

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