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Cover Story - July 2015 2015

15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation

By: Thomas McMahon

Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts.

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A tragic reminder about texting and driving

A killer. That’s essentially what texting can become when it coincides with driving. That point was tragically reinforced by a fatal school bus crash in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the police investigation.

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Low pay often fuels school bus driver shortage

Our 2015 Contractor Survey found that driver shortage among school bus contractors is on the increase. Adding to the difficulty of attracting people to the school bus driving profession is the pay.

Kickert’s first “school bus” was a horse-drawn wagon fitted with board seats, as seen here in a parade in May.
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Kickert School Bus Hits 100-Year Milestone

Throughout its history, the Illinois-based contractor has been at the forefront of using alternative fuels for its vehicles — beginning with a horse and wagon powered by oats and hay.

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Tire pressure management system

The PressurePro PULSE display provides real-time monitoring, two low-pressure alerts, a high-pressure alert and high-temperature alert, as well as an easy to read screen, according to the company.

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Hydrogen cell generator

The Hydro-Gen Cell hydrogen cell generator is designed to improve fuel economy on vehicles running on gasoline, diesel, propane or natural gas systems, company officials said.

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Sorbents

3M Medium Capacity Sorbents clean lower-volume spills and contain everyday drips and leaks, company officials said.

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CNG fueling systems

The XF70 and TF25 compressed natural gas fueling dispensers are engineered for heavy-duty fleets, company officials said.

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Antifreeze, engine coolants

AMSOIL’s new antifreeze and engine coolants are formulated to deliver extended service life in gasoline and diesel vehicles up to 600,000 miles or 12,000 operation hours in heavy-duty and off-road applications.

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