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American Cooling Technology appoints 2 to sales team
November 6, 2014
The bus air-conditioning supplier names Rick Coffman regional sales engineer for the Southwestern U.S. and Bill Schroyer the Southeast regional sales manager.
Trans/Air debuts 2 new products
October 20, 2014
The supplier is now offering a TM43 Transit Compressor and a TM43 Mount and Drive kit for IC Bus conventional school bus chassis with Cummins ISB engines.
Driver allegedly left special-needs kids alone on bus without air conditioning
August 4, 2014
Two Vernon (N.J.) Township Schools students, ages 7 and 9, are found after having been trapped inside the bus for more than 45 minutes with the windows up. The driver may face criminal charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person.
New school bus window among Blue Bird’s enhanced features
July 29, 2014
The manufacturer’s new E-Z Window, which is featured on the Vision and All American school buses, is said to feature a smoother, more ergonomic design. Blue Bird also launches enhanced features in luggage compartments, air conditioning and brakes for its buses.
Espar now building 2 legacy Carrier bus a/c units
July 10, 2014
Espar Climate Control Systems is now manufacturing the legacy Carrier AC 310 and AC 350 roof-mounted air-conditioning systems in North America. Company officials say that the systems are very popular in the school bus and shuttle coach markets.
Trans/Air unveils 3 new products
July 9, 2014
The supplier is now offering its RT65 Rooftop Climate Control System, Driver Air Diverter for the Trans/Air Flush Mounted FM55 Evaporator, and its dual 13 CID Mount & Drive kit for IC Bus conventional chassis with Cummins ISB engines.
Thermo King honors top dealers
March 26, 2014
The manufacturer of temperature control systems presents its 2013 Dealer Awards to companies that provide superior and consistent customer service. Regional dealer awards are distributed, and Thermo King of North Florida in Jacksonville receives the Bus Dealer of the Year award.
A/c units keep current with cooling needs
February 13, 2014

Trends in school bus air-conditioning systems include increased demand for bulkhead evaporators and rooftop units, officials say. Here’s a look at key features in the latest cooling technology.

NAPT trade show: buses, components and more
January 14, 2014

New offerings that were on view and introduced during the show in Grand Rapids, Mich., include an all-electric school bus, a wheelchair retractor tie-down system, heater kits, LED lights and fleet management solutions.

American Cooling Technology names Dave Oberdorff CEO
November 13, 2013
Oberdorff is promoted to the role of president and CEO of the company, which provides air-conditioning systems for buses. He previously served as general manager since joining American Cooling Technology in 2011.
Thermo King unveils HVAC solutions at NAPT
October 18, 2013
The supplier is showcasing its StudentAIRE line, which is designed to be compact and affordable for school bus operators, manufacturers and dealers. The line, which will be featured at the Thermo King booth during the trade show on Tuesday and Wednesday, includes a high performance air-conditioning system requiring minimal space; a bulkhead evaporator for small to mid-size school bus applications; and two split air-conditioning systems.
TRP offers aftermarket HVAC parts for buses
August 22, 2013
TRP’s line of HVAC replacement parts includes condensers, compressors, heater cores, receiver dryers, blower motors and air compressor clutches. They are available for all makes of buses and trucks.
$300K grant to go toward training for Thermo King staff
April 10, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development grant will be used to develop and implement lean process improvement training for more than 560 employees of Thermo King, which supplies temperature control systems for buses and other vehicles.
Products at the NAPT trade show
January 29, 2013

Here are details on some of the new offerings from industry suppliers that were on view and announced during the two-day show in Memphis, Tenn. They include wheelchair lifts, a bus air-conditioning line and an integrated vehicle tracking and routing system.

ACT offers new a/c skirt condensers
January 11, 2013
Bus air-conditioning supplier American Cooling Technology's new condensers provide a universal mounting pattern that provides flexibility to select the best bolt pattern for the specific vehicle. In other news, the company names Jason Verdier to a new position of parts sales and distribution manager.
Thermo King to unveil new evaporator at BusCon
September 11, 2012
The company's new BE-550 lightweight bulkhead evaporator ensures passenger comfort in vehicles where headroom clearance is an issue, officials say. It can be mounted in the front, rear or both bulkhead areas of a school bus.
David Harden joins Trans/Air sales team
July 23, 2012
Harden will serve as regional sales manager for the bus climate control supplier, calling on Trans/Air accounts and developing new business in 11 western states. He was previously with IC Bus.
Trans/Air releases educational BTU bulletin
February 29, 2012
The climate control manufacturer says its new bulletin helps bus transportation and maintenance personnel evaluate BTU ratings and use performance pull-down criteria as a critical step in specifying bus air-conditioning systems.
A/C units boost serviceability
February 16, 2012

Improved service access and convenient size are among key features of the latest air-conditioning systems for school buses.

New rooftop a/c condenser has low profile
January 9, 2012
At less than 10 inches tall, American Cooling Technology's CR-4 bus air-conditioning condenser unit increases roof clearance and eliminates the need to install a branch guard.
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