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Cover Story - June 2014 2014

Alt-fuel school bus options are growing

By: Kelly Aguinaldo

Manufacturers are meeting the demand for clean-burning, money-saving yellow buses by offering more powered by propane autogas and compressed natural gas, as well as all-electric units. Here’s a look at some of the school buses in development, on the market and in service at operations.

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Committed to lifelong learning

Peter Lawrence estimated that he put in about 1,000 hours in just the last year as he worked on his dissertation. That was in addition to continuing his full-time job as director of transportation.

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The impact of bus washing

A consistent wash system can have a positive impact on image, driver satisfaction, extended equipment life and environmental considerations.

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Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business

Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and business is on the upswing. The company’s total sales have increased about 40% from 2012 to 2014, and its propane school bus sales have multiplied.

CDTi’s Purifilter™ EGR diesel particulate filter, an update to the technology on its Purifilter™ model, can now operate at even lower temperatures.
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Emission-control technology offers low-maintenance solutions

Diesel particulate filters, mufflers and engine pre-heaters help school bus operators keep the air in and around their vehicles clean with minimal maintenance required. Technology upgrades now allow for optimal operation and pre-programmable engine pre-heating in even lower temperatures.

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