The MCHF14 FLEX, with a rated lifting capacity of 14,000 pounds, is available in configurations of two, four, six, or eight columns, providing a lifting capacity of 28,000 pounds per axle and up to 112,000 pounds total.
AUSTIN, Texas — Friendswood Independent School District has received grants from the Texas Railroad Commission and Houston-Galveston Area Council for 12 propane-powered school buses.
The propane units will replace 12 diesel buses, and the grants include an on-site propane refueling station.
Railroad Commission Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones said that the refueling station will enable the district to save 50 cents per gallon on propane through the federal alternative motor fuel tax credit.
"These grants will reduce smog-forming emissions of nitrogen oxides from Friendswood's buses by 16 tons," Railroad Commissioner David Porter added. "Black exhaust is history with these new ultra-low emission propane buses. They reduce exhaust soot — 'particulate emissions' — by 99 percent."
Funds for the Railroad Commission's vehicle and fueling station grants come from the U.S. Department of Energy under a Clean Cities stimulus grant and from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
Friendswood Independent School District's new propane school buses join nearly 1,700 other propane school buses on the road in Texas today, officials said.
The electric vehicle solution supplier will deliver three GreenPower Synapse 72 all-electric Type D buses to Calaveras Unified School District in California.
The program will provide funding to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses in Southern California.
Crittenden County School District switches 11 buses in its fleet from diesel to propane as part of a state pilot and saves more than $63,000 over two years.
The xFE (extra fuel economy) technology is now available for Allison’s 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions.
Monday, Oct. 2, became the “Trust Effective Date” for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Now, states have 60 days to elect to become beneficiaries.
The agency is offering $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and $6,000 for retrofits to reduce emissions.
The pilot is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It gives select school bus operators in Ontario up to $400,000 for a bus and charging infrastructure.
OTC’s new 30-Ton King Pin Pusher Set is designed to assist technicians when changing king pins and brake anchor pins on heavy-duty vehicles.
A public workshop will seek input on the state’s use of its $423 million share of the VW diesel settlement funding.
The school bus manufacturer and technology partner Adomani host a ride-and-drive to showcase Blue Bird's Type D electric RE bus for some of the largest utility companies in the U.S.
The 2018 B6.7N engine is rated up to 240 horsepower/560 lb-ft. torque. It can run on CNG, LNG, or RNG.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will also address school bus safety and technology, new road tests, and driver retention at its annual convention in October.
The survey covers such timely topics as school bus driver shortage, new bus buying, and changes in transportation service levels.
In the new role, Kim Alston will work with school bus dealers and customers to determine the best powertrain offerings for fleets.