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March 2011 Issue


Top Shops 2011

By SBF Staff

This year for our annual series, we shine the spotlight on five maintenance programs with dedicated staff members who have established efforts to save their operations money, work well with their colleagues and earn excellent fleet safety inspection ratings.

The Right Brakes for the Bus

SCHOOL BUS FLEET spoke with officials from three braking system manufacturers about how managing weight, drag and temperature with the right system can keep a school bus safe.

Parts Suppliers Meet Customer Demand

Officials from four companies discuss everything from product stock to ordering to shipping in fulfilling pupil transporters’ needs. They also offer suggestions on how to keep one’s shop inventory organized.

Editorials

Growing online

For our website, the new year has already brought some new records. January marked the first month that the total number of page views on the site broke 200,000. And we brought in the highest totals of unique visitors and overall visits to the site that we’ve ever had in a month.

NAPT News & Views

It’s what we do today and tomorrow that contributes to preventing future accidents. Tight budget situations are not a reason to retreat but to become even more engaged in the conversation locally and nationally about why yellow bus transportation is vital to learning.

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