Maintenance

IC Bus maintenance program deemed a success

Posted on November 19, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus completed its first IC University during the weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Okla. Over 150 school bus technicians from the U.S. and Canada attended the sessions.

The technicians attended classes on engine diagnostics, bus electrical and bus maintenance and transmissions. Lunch presentations discussed air conditioning, lifts, stop arms and crossing gates. Evening classes were held on brake systems and lifts for special-needs buses.

Attendees were also taken on a guided tour of the Tulsa bus plant to provide them with a firsthand look at bus construction methods.

“We had a great two weeks and [the] response from school districts and contractors from all over the country was outstanding,” said John Thompson, training director for IC Bus. “We could have easily filled several more classes.”

Attendees will receive credit for 34 hours of training through IC parent company Navistar Inc.

Moreover, plans are now underway for additional IC University classes that will be held next year during the weeks of March 23, April 13 and May 18.

“Potential attendees should begin making their plans to attend now as I would expect these classes to fill up quickly once we announce registration procedures,” Thompson said. “We have decided to cut down the number of attendees in any one week session from 75 to 60. This will allow for smaller classes and more hands-on activities.”

Registration for the 2009 IC University schedule will begin in January.

 

Related Topics: IC Bus

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealer for Arizona, will operate as a brand of W.W. Williams. Seen here is a W.W. Williams service center.
News

W.W. Williams Acquires Auto Safety House

Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.

Product

Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.

Product

2-Camera System

The DS2 is a two-camera vehicle event recording system that combines high-definition video recording, fleet telematics, and vehicle operating data on one screen for better incident review and driver coaching.

Four dealers won IC Bus’ 2016 Diamond Premier Dealer award, while 11 won the Diamond Dealer award.
News

IC Bus Honors Top Dealers for 2016

Four dealers win the bus manufacturer’s Diamond Premier Dealer award, while 11 win the Diamond Dealer award. IC Bus also bestows its Pursuit of Excellence award.

Video

VIDEO: BusWise Efficiency Features

BusWise Technologies for Thomas Built Buses' Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus offers features that can help in boosting efficiency, such as tracking location, speed, and fuel consumption.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!