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Cover Story - September 2014

State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida

By: Michael Taylor

With reduced operating costs and a rebate program for propane autogas vehicles, Florida school districts are tapping the alternative fuel as an economical and environmental solution. Broward County recently added 98 propane school buses to its fleet.

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NAPT News & Views — Why you should love the bus

Mid-August through mid-September each year is the perfect time to let everyone know about a project that began in 2007 called “Love the Bus.” I encourage everyone who cares about school buses to learn more about what NAPT and its partners in the American School Bus Council are doing to promote the yellow school bus and help us by spreading the word.

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DVR

Seon's Trooper TL-HD is a compact, full-featured DVR offering high-definition recording of four analog and one high-definition camera views at 30 frames per second simultaneously across all five channels, company officials said.

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Lubricant

Zep 45 DualForce, a long-lasting, dual-action penetrant and lubricant, features the newest anti-wear and rust-prevention technology, offering excellent corrosion resistance, company officials said.

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Vehicle lift

The ST 1065 mobile column lift is engineered for safely raising industrial, off-road vehicles with large wheel diameters.

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Stop-arm package

REI’s comprehensive stop-arm package deters and monitors stop-arm violators, company officials said.

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Air conditioning units

Espar Climate Control Systems is now manufacturing legacy Carrier AC 310 and AC 350 roof-mounted bus air-conditioning systems in North America.

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Diverter

Trans/Air’s new Driver Air Diverter is designed to ensure the comfort of the driver and can be added as an option to the supplier’s front flush mounted FM55 Evaporator, company officials said.

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Distracted driving app

SeatbeltGuard, a vehicle device, and TextGuard, a phone app, work together to help fleet managers prevent distracted driving and to monitor other driver behaviors, company officials said.

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