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LeeB77
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  04:52:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit LeeB77's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am new to a School Bus fleet. This is the first place I have worked without a night shift. Anyone mind sharing if they run a night crew and their justification for or against it. We have 265 Buses and 25 White Fleet.

Wolf0r
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  06:57:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Night shift would work for me. We don't have it here either.

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eddo
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USA
88 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2012 :  08:51:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the only need I would have for one is if I didn't have enough spares. But then, at 16 trucks, I'm a very small fleet compared to most of ya, lol.

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BLRDVIZN
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USA
9 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2012 :  09:29:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We run a fleet of 330 buses and 390 white fleet. We have 3 maintenance facilities of which 2 have a night shift. I would like to see minimal staff during the day and the main staff report at night. Days would have enough for the usual road call and everyday repairs. Nights would hit it hard since the fleet would be captive.

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Hicrawler
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Posted - 12/14/2012 :  10:59:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hicrawler's Homepage  Reply with Quote
BLRDVIZN: Do all of your buses park at your facility or do you give the driver a spare when they bring the bus for service?

My fleet does not have a night shift. Just wondering how the night shift works for you?
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partsman_ba
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United States
283 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2012 :  11:22:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Part of the reason people work for our school district are the benefits, which include working a regular M-F day shift. Our early shifts run 5:30-2:30, 6-3 and 6:30-3:30; late shifts run 9:30-6:30. We have 106 buses and 133 white fleet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkEDe6Ljqs is the only night shift I'd like to be on.
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78fordwayne
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USA
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Posted - 12/14/2012 :  4:08:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit 78fordwayne's Homepage  Send 78fordwayne an AOL message  Send 78fordwayne a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Place I work at has 2 people who work the night shift. They take care of all the PM stuff, oil changes etc.. That way the day time guys can get all the bigger jobs done. Our shop is only 4 bays for 270 buses, so that helps.
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BLRDVIZN
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USA
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Posted - 12/17/2012 :  11:40:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hicrawler----
We currently have 3 maintenance facilities. Each facility has a group of spare buses. In the long run, I would like to see all of our SPED buses contained at one facility. SPED buses are close to out numbering our regular ED buses. If you have the staff, a night shift can be extremely beneficial!

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