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<p>The Quonset hut, seen here in the snow, wasn&rsquo;t necessarily equipped to withstand the elements. When it rained, the roof would leak onto the office ceiling, so rain gutters were installed <em>inside</em> the building.</p> PHOTOS: Washington district’s old and new transportation facilities

White Salmon Valley School District’s old transportation center was a Quonset hut with a...

<p>Papillion, Neb., fire and rescue personnel discuss propane autogas school bus features during a training session on March 18. Propane autogas vehicles come equipped with decal labeling that helps first responders identify that the vehicle operates on an alternative fuel.</p> PHOTOS: First responders train on propane school buses

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently conducted first responder training...

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Interviews: Getting at what’s not on the resume

As I work on a story on best practices for conducting interviews, some sources have stressed to me how important it is to screen for critical qualities that you can’t train on, such as a positive attitude and an assertive personality.

School bus means many things to many people

Beyond its vital role in education, the school bus has provided a home on wheels for many who have sought to simplify their lives or to travel the country. The yellow bus also represents an important economic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people, including an African refugee who came to the U.S.


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Value Kit

Oil Analyzers’ new Value Kit is a low-cost option designed for when a full fluid analysis is not required, according to the company. The new Value Kit focuses on four key areas of testing: oil thickness, corrosion potential, wear metals and beneficial oil additives. Company officials recommend the kit for vehicles with an existing oil analysis history.

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. Users can choose from a number of available templates or upload their own files and walk through a few simple steps to identify where to send the data in their accounts, according to the company.

DriveLogik Monitors Driver Performance

DriveLogik, a hardware package and software reporting service, provides driver performance reports and customized instant alerts via mobile devices to identify major driving events. Daily, weekly and monthly summary reporting can be customized by driver, vehicle or the entire fleet. The package also helps to deliver fuel savings of up to 10%, according to the company.

Azuga G2 GPS Fleet Tracking System

Azuga G2, a cloud-based GPS fleet tracking system, features plug-and-play OBDII vehicle tracking technology. It reads the vehicle’s engine data every second and delivers emissions idling reports 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems, company officials said. Data are then sent to the cloud, giving fleet administrators real-time snapshots of vehicle health, fuel usage, carbon footprint and driver behavior.

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