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Eaton dual-clutch transmissions offered for IC Bus school buses
July 27, 2015
Eaton’s new seven-speed Procision transmissions will be available in IC Bus CE Series school buses in late 2015.
Feds propose tighter standards for emissions, fuel efficiency
June 19, 2015
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.
School buses play a key position in athletics
June 1, 2015

With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...

1st school bus built on Ford Transit is Micro Bird T-Series
May 26, 2015
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
School Bus Xchange attendees discuss keys for success
April 9, 2015
At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.
BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
March 25, 2015

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

District runs more than 1,200 school buses on biodiesel
March 16, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel, which has cut diesel use by 560,000 gallons per year.
Missouri district to get new school bus facility
February 9, 2015
The building will have more than five times the space of the Republic School District’s current facility, with an additional entrance and exit, bigger driver training and bus repair areas, and additional staff parking spots.
All-new Fleet Technology Expo set for August
February 2, 2015
The event is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. It will focus on three specific tracks: Green Fleet, Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty.
Ohio district to test GPS app on school buses
January 16, 2015
North Ridgeville City Schools is testing GPS units on two of its buses for a proposed app that would show school bus locations and real-time arrival information. The district aims to improve communication with parents, help drivers stay on schedule and save on fuel costs.
TAPT: Bus stop bill could reduce safety, raise costs
January 15, 2015
The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation says a bill that would require home-side school bus stops would increase operating costs an estimated 30%, which could force districts to reduce bus service.
Baltimore group seeks solutions for school transit
January 7, 2015
A community event aims to develop ways to cut down on long transit rides and taxi costs for students. Baltimore City Public Schools will provide seed funding for the best proposals.
Top 5 most-viewed news stories of 2014
December 29, 2014
News stories that attracted the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com covered such topics as school bus stop-arm cameras, driver union dues and a bus stop dog attack.
Fleet management solution Azuga partners with Verizon
December 29, 2014
Verizon Wireless will serve as the official wireless network provider for Azuga Fleet, a cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior program.
Transfinder offering Santa Claus free routing software access
December 22, 2014
In addition to offering Transfinder’s Routefinder Pro product to determine the most efficient route and navigate around any potential hazards, Transfinder will provide access to its Busfinder product, dubbed Sleighfinder on this occasion, to schedule and plan Santa’s busy travel day.
New NAPT site targets ‘Data Driven Decisions’
November 19, 2014
The association’s 3d.napt.org website aims to help school transportation providers make informed decisions with safety and efficiency in mind.
New Micro Bird Type A bus turns heads at trade show
November 12, 2014
According to Blue Bird, the T-Series bus body’s aerodynamic features aid in increasing fuel economy by about 20%.
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