Wills spent three decades in the bus business, starting with her family company and ending with Rohrer Bus Sales in Pennsylvania. With her retirement, Mike David steps into her role.
POWAY, Calif. — Mitchell 1 and Zonar Systems have entered into a strategic agreement to integrate Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect web services into Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control web-based data management software to offer Zonar Rx.
Once the integration is complete, Zonar Rx will communicate trouble codes from an engine control module (ECM) and also provide the essential service information to diagnose and repair the problem.
“The relationship with Zonar and the development of this new offering is a natural evolution for both companies," said Dave Costantino, CVG director. "Integrating our Repair-Connect application with Zonar’s ECM data capturing capability takes diagnostics and repair information to a whole new level.”
Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect application uses diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) to gather all of the information required to fix the problem identified by the code. Seven tabs presented in the Repair-Connect program contain details specific to the reported DTC, such as component location, connector views, removal and installation, wiring diagrams, specifications and more.
Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control software provides a real-time picture of fleet operations. It presents all of the information available through any of Zonar's electronic fleet management products. When a customer’s vehicle reports a trouble code, Zonar Rx will instantly notify the customer of the problem and present the repair information required to service the vehicle and clear the trouble code.
“The alliance between Mitchell 1 and Zonar brings unique and innovative time-saving benefits to our customers,” said Chris Oliver, vice president of marketing at Zonar Systems.
Zonar Systems provides electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions to public and private fleets. Mitchell 1 provides service, repair and diagnostic information to the trucking and automotive industries. The Mitchell 1 family of products includes a complete line of integrated software tools designed to maximize repair shop productivity.
In other news, Zonar Systems' ZPass student ridership tracking technology was named a finalist in the 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards, in the Innovative Services — Health, Wellness & Safety Segment.
The awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison. The ballot of nominees for the awards is judged by roughly 2,000 members of the not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group, an organization comprising America's top marketing professionals and academics. In a comprehensive peer-review process, the nominees are judged on marketplace innovation, marketplace success, technological innovation, market structure innovation, societal impact and design innovation.
Winners of the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced April 5, 2011, at the Capitale Ballroom in New York.
The ShopPRO CAJ-25, a 25-ton commercial vehicle axle jack, offers 50,000 pounds of capacity, and has a compact field-ready design and starting height of 8 inches.
Daimler Trucks North America says it can now deliver 80% of dealer order volume in the U.S. by the next day.
ContiConnect uses the Internet of Things to help enhance tire maintenance.
The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.
The U.S. average diesel price is up to $3.17 per gallon, the highest point since December 2014. Gasoline has also been on the rise.
The competition is open to all kinds of shots related to school transportation. Two winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.
With a small fleet of 10 buses total, North Crawford School District has acquired three propane models over the past two years and plans to buy more.
To receive the honor from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, 75% of the service technicians at a location must be certified by the institute.
The company, best known for its propane fuel systems, expands its alt-fuel portfolio with electric vehicles built on the Ford F-650 chassis.
New England Transit Sales is named Dealer of the Year for the school bus OEM.
For the new round of DERA funds, the EPA expects to make between 20 and 80 awards for projects to replace or retrofit older diesel vehicles, including school buses.
The school bus OEM highlights the efficiency, reliability, and reduced emissions of today’s diesel engines.
The ebright Smart Control System has been incorporated into Stertil-Koni’s Diamondlift.
A $30,000 grant funds installation of Idle Free Heat technology on Granite School District buses.