The tool uses hydraulic force to assist technicians when changing king pins and brake anchor pins on heavy-duty vehicles.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation's (NAPT) two-day trade show kicked off on Tuesday afternoon with more than 120 exhibits from school bus manufacturers and industry suppliers.
Many companies had new products on view, including Sound-Off Signal. The company has a new spotlight that illuminates the danger zone when bus doors are activated. Mounted at the rear corner of the roof, the bright white light provides drivers with better visibility within a 15- to 20-foot radius.
Among the providers of digital video recording systems, Safety Vision is offering a new solution called the RouteRecorder 4C SD. Safety Vision officials said that this system records up to four video and four audio channels, and it records video on high-capacity Secure Digital cards. The RouteRecorder 4C SD system is compatible with Safety Vision's SafetyView 3.1 viewing software, which was also on display.
Zonar Systems is in the process of rolling out a software system component called ZScore. The system tracks driver, fleet and inspection efficiency, allowing users to measure their departments' scores against industry averages. Zonar representatives on hand compared the rating to a credit score. Features include the ability to track idling times, pre- and post-trip inspection times and driving speeds.
At Donaldson Co. Inc.'s booth, company officials discussed the LNF and LXF mufflers, which help to eliminate particulate matter and gaseous emissions from diesel exhaust. They also use exhaust heat to burn particulate matter in diesel particulate filters. The LNF muffler is designed for high nitrogen oxide engines and the LXF is desgined for low nitrogen oxide engines. Both mufflers are designed for select EGR and non-EGR on-road engine applications.
Information about additional new products that were on view during the trade show will be featured in the January issue of SBF.
An animated version of a trainer for San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District explains the rules for safely riding the school bus to students.
According to the Virginia DOE, as many as 4,000 buses may be missing the state-required device, which prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.
A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.
After a loaded logging truck failed to stop for a school bus in Alberta, the local transportation director took a powerful message to the mill’s contracted drivers.
With the upgraded buses, Eugene School District is bolstering safety, saving money, and providing a comfortable ride for students on activity trips. An alarming crash sealed the district’s shift away from motorcoaches.
Blue Bird Corp. and HSM’s convertible NextGen seat allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have three-point belts or child restraints without having to purchase new seats.
The agency launches a project to learn more about the decision-making process on whether to implement two-point or three-point belts.
Matthews Bus Alliance of Orlando, Florida, is the latest dealer to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
The interactive tool from the Propane Education & Research Council shows how many propane school buses are in operation in each state.
The transportation team at Selah (Wash.) School District delivers a zany tribute to the yellow bus in this spoof of a Sir Mix-a-Lot hit.
The school bus contractor marks its 20th anniversary while taking the spotlight as the Nasdaq Stock Market closes on Wednesday.
The school bus contractor is using an analytics platform from ByteCurve to enhance data analysis at its operations.
Know a contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for School Bus Fleet’s 2017 Contractor of the Year award.
After 33 years of service to Columbus City Schools, Steve Simmons will officially retire on May 31.