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What are you doing to prevent bullying on the bus?

Companies such as Seon are doing their part to combat bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month. One district transportation manager found out about Seon’s efforts and was inspired to do the same. 

School bus driver’s smile went a long way

It had been a rough day for Valerie Robertino. She was ready to get home. Then she pulled up behind a school bus with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended. Robertino looked alongside the bus and didn’t see any kids getting off. ...

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Training program for downed power line practices

“Safe Practices for Downed Power Lines,” a new training program, instructs school bus drivers and students on what to do if power lines fall on their bus. The program was developed by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the School Bus Safety Co. (SBSC). According to NAPT and SBSC, many times each year, school buses are involved in accidents involving power lines falling onto the bus.

SBSC and NAPT worked with experts from the power industry to create the new training for school bus drivers and students. Officials said that the new program informs both drivers and students what to do when a bus is involved with power lines and how to safely exit the bus if they have to when they are unsure whether the line is active or not.
The programs for drivers and for students combined are available from SBSC for $199 plus shipping costs. A discounted price of $125 plus shipping is available to NAPT members.

DVR

Seon’s Trooper TL-HD is a compact, full-featured DVR offering high-definition recording of four analog and one high-definition camera views at 30 frames per second simultaneously across all five channels, company officials said.
Features of the TL-HD include a built-in inertia sensor, which triggers an alarm in dangerous driving conditions. The system is also GPS-ready, enabling it to provide the exact vehicle location and route at the time of video recording. Company officials said that the TL-HD’s dual streaming feature allows for recording a high-quality version of an event while providing a low-resolution stream necessary for viewing live video over a low-bandwidth cellular network. It is also Wi-Fi-ready for automatic video downloading.

Lubricant

Zep 45 DualForce, a long-lasting, dual-action penetrant and lubricant, features the newest anti-wear and rust-prevention technology, offering excellent corrosion resistance, company officials said. It is ideal for applications such as loosening rusty and seized bolts and screws, sticky pivot points, minimizing friction, moisture/rust protection for door hinges and roll-up doors, according to the supplier.

Vehicle lift

The ST 1065 mobile column lift is engineered for safely raising industrial, off-road vehicles with large wheel diameters. According to Stertil-Koni, the ST 1065, with a maximum lifting capacity of 14,500 lbs. per column, is equipped with extra wide forks that are 20 inches long and 30 inches wide. The lift is able to accommodate vehicles with wheel diameters up to 71 inches. In addition, for vehicles with wheel diameters between 31.5 and 51 inches, reducer plates are available. The ST 1065 reaches a maximum lifting height of 73 inches in 89 seconds and is equipped with a state-of-the art electronic control system that automatically speeds up and slows down for greater accuracy and safety, company officials said.

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