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SBF's Top 10 North American Maintenance Programs for 2003
April 1, 2003

School bus maintenance workers often are the unsung heroes of transportation departments. In our second annual edition of the top 10 maintenance pro...

Preparing Your Fleet for Wintry Conditions
September 1, 2001

In many areas of the nation, the sweltering summer heat belies the harsh, cold reality of winter. The summer also tends to allow some slack in operati...

Tracking and Analyzing Road Breakdowns
April 1, 2001

Tracking road breakdowns is key to fine-tuning an operation’s preventive maintenance program. How often your buses need to be brought in for routine m...

Properties of diesel fuel can affect performance
October 1, 2000

The diesel engines powering the vast majority of school buses are highly efficient, reliable sources of mechanical power.

How to Keep Your Fleet Healthy in Cold Weather
December 1, 1999

To proof your buses against frigid temperatures, pay attention to tires, fuel, belts and hoses. And don't ignore driver training.

Link oil-change intervals to engine hours, not mileage
September 1, 1999

When to change the oil in your school bus engine is a controversial question. The answer is an important one because it affects your operational costs and the environment.

Defining the role of the service manager
August 1, 1999

The service manager or the fleet maintenance manager or whatever title you want to use is a pivotal figure of a school bus operation.

Improper tire inspections cause early trip to scrap pile
April 1, 1998

One of the most important parts of the pre-trip inspection of any school bus is the examination of the tires. Too many drivers merely thump the tires,...

What You Need to Know about ABS for School Buses
February 1, 1998

The antilock brake system (ABS) mandate has arrived. School buses (with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds) equipped with air brake systems manufacture...

3 keys to maintaining automatic transmissions
February 1, 1998

Premature failure of your automatic transmissions can be minimized through proper spec'ing, preventive maintenance and technician training. By includi...

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