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Rotary Lift, Total Tool partner to streamline lift purchasing
November 24, 2015
Total Tool will distribute Rotary Lift’s line of in-ground and above-ground heavy-duty vehicle lifts in New York and Vermont. The agreement will shorten the buying process for municipalities, schools and other public agencies.
Zonar, NAPT honor Don Carnahan Memorial Grant winners
November 16, 2015
This year’s 11 recipients will receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety and efficiency technology hardware. Recipients were chosen based on their proposed plans for using Zonar’s fleet management solutions.
IC Bus emphasizes choices for customers
November 13, 2015
At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.
Thomas Built Buses launches new technology platform
November 11, 2015
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
New diagnostic tool helps techs analyze vehicle issues
November 4, 2015
The VDA54P can be used to diagnose and troubleshoot engines, transmissions and braking systems in fleet vehicles, including school buses.
Replacement unit offered for old in-ground piston lifts
October 21, 2015
The new solution is a frame version of Stertil-Koni’s Diamond Lift model, which is engineered for concrete foundations.
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.
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