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Hydrotex names new division partner in Mississippi
October 8, 2015
Steve Wyatt will serve pupil transportation and other industries in southern and central Mississippi for Hydrotex, which provides lubrication and fuel-improver solutions.
New service tool coming for Powertrain Integration's engines
September 30, 2015
Powertrain Integration, which supplies the 8.0L PIthon propane engine for school buses, selects New Eagle to provide a PC-based diagnostic tool.
Fleetio partners with Geotab to offer automated vehicle updates
September 16, 2015
The integration of features from each supplier will allow users to automate odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code handling and fuel location exception reporting.
New York Bus Sales names new director of parts
August 17, 2015
Jim Hogan will oversee parts management, purchasing, inventory, sales and supply of parts for the Blue Bird school bus dealer.
Natural gas vehicle e-learning course launched for technicians
July 8, 2015
The NGVI training informs technicians about safely working on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles.
Hydrotex expands pupil transportation division
July 1, 2015
Dwight Gleaves and Phil Kramer will lead the automotive lubricants supplier’s growing efforts to support the pupil transportation industry.
88% of Missouri school buses pass initial inspection
June 1, 2015
The percentage is up nearly four points from last year’s results in the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual school bus inspection program.
Shop pop quiz: brakes, transmission and more
March 27, 2015

Here’s a stimulating quiz on school bus maintenance issues to share and discuss with your shop team. Topics covered include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.

Grant helps Ohio bus service company boost safety
March 26, 2015
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management
March 18, 2015

Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices. Additionally, good housekeeping and strategic organizing expedite jobs.

Thomas Built to hold 2 tech training events in 2015
February 11, 2015
The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in North Carolina in May, and the Service Training West will be held in Nevada in July.
NSTA, Zonar award $50K grant
January 19, 2015
New Jersey contractor B.R. Williams wins the grant to outfit school buses with the hardware needed to use Zonar’s technology systems.
Top 4 most-viewed feature articles of 2014
December 22, 2014
Articles that attracted the most traffic on this year covered such topics as post-accident procedures, the NAPT Summit and diesel exhaust fluid.
Ownersite enhances fleet maintenance software
December 4, 2014
The update includes added functionality, such as manufacturer-recommended service intervals, vehicle archiving, management dashboards and mobile-friendly design.
New vehicle lift from Rotary designed to fight rust
October 2, 2014
With the introduction of the MOD35 modular heavy-duty in-ground lift series, Rotary Lift adds several weapons to its corrosion-fighting arsenal: nitriding, electrocoating and zinc/aluminum coating. Company officials say that the result is a lift that is more durable than its predecessor, the MOD30.
Arsenault Associates changes name to Dossier Systems
October 1, 2014
The company is known in the school bus industry for its Dossier fleet maintenance software. Company officials say that the name change reflects the increasing recognition of the Dossier brand and the growth of the business.
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.
6 Tips for School Bus Seat Cover Care and Replacement
July 17, 2014
Regular cleaning and inspections of school bus seat covers can increase their life expectancy while easing tight budgets and helping to ensure children’s safety. Here’s guidance on how to maintain the seat covers — and when they should be replaced.
Thomas Built to hold tech training program in Dallas
June 12, 2014
The Thomas Built Institute Service Training – West will be held Sept. 9-12. The 2014 curriculum for the school bus maintenance training program covers such topics as propane, emissions systems, advanced electrical and wheelchair lifts.
85% of Missouri school buses pass initial inspection
June 9, 2014
Nearly 12,000 school buses are inspected in the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 2014 school bus inspection program. In all, 10,161 of the buses are approved upon initial inspection.
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