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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.

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Committed to lifelong learning
Peter Lawrence estimated that he put in about 1,000 hours in just the last year as he worked on his dissertation. That was in addition to continuing his full-time job as director of transportation.
The impact of bus washing
A consistent wash system can have a positive impact on image, driver satisfaction, extended equipment life and environmental considerations.
<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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Fleetio Import Feature
Fleetio’s new import feature allows customers to upload unlimited vehicle details, fuel records, service history, employee profiles and more to their accounts with just a few clicks, company officials said.

Azuga G2 GPS Fleet Tracking System
Azuga G2 reads the vehicle’s engine data every second and delivers emissions idling reports 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems, officials for Azuga said.

RoadRecorder video surveillance line
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to Safety Vision.

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.

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<p>Here's the February 1956 issue of <em>School Bus Trends</em>, a predecessor of <em>School Bus Fleet</em>.</p> PHOTOS: A Look Back at School Bus Fleet Covers, Part 1

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