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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...

<p>The Santa Monica Unified School District transportation staff receives a driver safety award circa 1951.</p> PHOTOS: A look back at a California district

Here are some vintage photos of Santa Monica Unified School District's (now Santa Monica-Malibu...

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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.

Fuel tax exemption must be protected

While the school bus fuel tax exemption has been preserved for well over three decades, the dire situation of the Highway Trust Fund could pose a threat. Fuel tax revenue for the fund has declined in recent years as cars have become more fuel-efficient and the number of miles driven has decreased.

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Conventional school bus inspection training DVD

Indiana school bus driver Greg Beaverson has created a version of his “School Bus CDL Pre-Trip Inspection” DVD for conventional buses (the first edition is for transit-style school buses). The program, designed for drivers preparing for the test to earn a CDL, shows the pre-trip inspection process and is broken down into several chapters that can be selected from the DVD menu.

Motor oils

Duralec Super motor oils are made for EPA 2007 and 2010 emissions-equipped diesel engines requiring the use of emissions-compliant oil. The motor oils are formulated to maximize component life, extend drain intervals and improve fuel performance, company officials said. The synthetic formulation has high temperature breakdown resistance and low temperature pumpability to minimize cold induced startup wear, according to the company.

Oil drain valve

The new EZ Oil Drain Valve replaces the standard drain plug on all engines for clean and easy oil changes, company officials said. Just turn the lever to drain oil, and the lever locks closed to prevent accidental openings, according to the company. The valve comes with optional hose ends that allow easy hose connections to drain oil away from the engine.

Hybrid undercoating

ValuGard Hybrid Technology Undercoating strikes a balance between fast drying solvent formulations and slower drying, more temperature sensitive, 100% water-based products, company officials said. Using new resins, the company has created a coating with a darker finish and less porosity so there is virtually no chance of moisture migration, providing better corrosion resistance, a better gravelometer rating and improved sprayability, according to the supplier.

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Did you know that hybrid technology can reduce emissions by up to 90% and improve fuel economy by as much as 55%?

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