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IC Bus to host maintenance class in October
August 19, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus will host a new class in October for school district service technicians.

“IC University” will provide attendee...

Caterpillar, Navistar to pursue strategic alliance
June 19, 2008
PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global on-highway truck bu...
How Bus Builders Have Integrated 2007 Engine Technology
April 1, 2007

Lower-emission diesel engines and new aftertreatment devices have forced school bus manufacturers to modify their product designs.

Ford diesel chassis put on hold
March 1, 2007

Citing a contractual dispute with one of its engine suppliers, Ford Motor Co. stopped taking orders on Feb. 7 for its 2007 model year E-350 and E-450 chassis with 6.0-liter diesel engines. These chassis are used as platforms for Type A school buses.

Too Good to Be True?
June 1, 2006

An engineering expert takes exception to the promises of better fuel economy, extended oil intervals and reduced emissions made by suppliers of fuel additives, engine attachments and other aftermarket products. The first of a two-part article.

How to Fine-Tune Your Oil Program
April 1, 2004

The motor oil program is a cornerstone of any maintenance routine, but today’s market offers so many products and best practices that it’s difficult t...

New Motor Oil Category Makes Debut This Fall
March 1, 2002

Motor oil isn’t usually a topic that school bus fleet operators spend much time discussing. But that might change soon, after new-and-improved l...

N.C. district begins test of Mercedes engine
August 1, 2001

With the movement toward integration of chassis and body (and, in some cases, engines) in the school bus manufacturing industry, it should be no surpr...

Cooling system requires some basic precautions
June 1, 2000

In today’s advanced diesel engines, the cooling system stands at the center of attention. Studies have shown that four out of 10 engine problems are related to improper mixture of coolant and additives or inadequate cooling system maintenance.

Keys to the Perfect Marriage of Engine and Transmission
April 1, 2000

First, determine how the bus will be used. Second, rate the importance of performance, fuel economy and serviceability. Third, consider affordability.

Rating an oil's quality can be a slippery task
April 1, 1999

How do you choose from all the motor oils on the market? How do you even know you get what you're paying for?

Early Buzz on High-Tech Engines Is Positive
March 1, 1998

The shape of things to come has already arrived. It's a box, more or less, and it contains enough computer wizardry to monitor a wide range of engine ...

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