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Cover Story - April 2009 2009

How Secure Is Your Bus Yard?

By: Claire Atkinson, Senior Editor

The most common reasons for school bus operations to fence off or otherwise secure the bus yard are vandalism and theft, particularly of two-way r...

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2010 Emission Standards: What Are Your Options?

For 2010, North American bus customers will have two choices to be compliant: they can either buy an all-new, add-on after-treatment system using SCR in addition to EGR, which will be offered by most bus manufacturers. Or, they can continue to use an in-cylinder solution with advanced EGR, offered by Navistar in its IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.


A lack of understanding

Ninety-one percent. That’s the landslide of voters in our latest Web Poll who either agreed or strongly agreed that, in general, the public does not understand how safe school bus transportation is.

Many industry observers believe that there is imminent rulemaking from NHTSA on medium truck tires, such as those used on school buses.

Tires: past, present and future

It is probably safe to say that most people take tires for granted. Contrasted with the late 1800s, when the first pneumatic tire was developed, t...


Ask the Experts: Why GPS?

For school transportation operations, GPS offers the potential to increase efficiency and security, but it also raises a number of questions for thos...


Keeping a close watch

School bus drivers are often called the “eyes and ears” of their communities. That was certainly true in the case of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Gl...


Training video

In The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, attorney and consultant Peggy Burns provides critical information about the legal basis for transporting students with disabilities.


Liquid Heat Generator

The Liquid Heat Generator (LHG) instantly heats the cabin of diesel-engine school buses while reducing idle time and emissions.

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