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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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<p>HISD drivers and attendants had to locate simulated children on board and then safely evacuate by crawling down the aisle of the bus.</p> PHOTOS: Texas district’s hands-on school bus training event

More than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants at Houston Independent School District took part in a...

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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. ...

How do you deal with driver shortage?

One of the challenges in pupil transportation that tends to ebb and flow is shortages of school bus drivers. Our latest survey suggests that the problem has worsened in the past year. Now we want to delve into the solutions that are helping to address driver shortage.

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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.

Stop-arm package

REI’s comprehensive stop-arm package deters and monitors stop-arm violators, company officials said. It is motion activated, with no driver involvement needed. Features include automated four-lane stop-arm violation detection; capturing of front and back license plates in both directions; wireless cellular or Wi-Fi communication for automated reporting; and day/night high-resolution cameras.

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