Bus air-conditioning manufacturer Eberspaecher Suetrak develops the E-Control platform to provide centralized control of all the thermal management components on a bus.
ALI launched the program on Oct. 31 with an event at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. More than 300 industry professionals, including lift inspector candidates, ALI members and vehicle repair business executives, attended the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program orientation. The event concluded with a surprise visit from seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty.
ALI officials said that until now, there have been no independent national vehicle lift inspection licensing or certification programs.
“As OSHA and other health and safety officers have stepped up enforcement of lift safety and inspection standards in recent years, the demand for qualified lift inspectors has grown,” ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman said. “Unfortunately, lift inspection companies haven’t had an independent means to demonstrate to customers that their inspectors are qualified to perform annual lift inspections. The new ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program provides third-party assurance that an ALI certified lift inspector has been proven competent to thoroughly inspect any vehicle lift.”
ALI officials said that the organization has invested more than $700,000 to develop the program, which includes extensive reference and testing materials.
For more information about the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program, go here.
In related news, heavy duty lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni announced on Tuesday that it has initiated a new program in its distributor network to boost enrollment and participation in the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program.
Stertil-Koni said that 15 independent companies in its distributor network have technicians that have successfully completed the program or are now enrolled in the current ALI training and certification course.
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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.
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.
The state acquires 26 Blue Bird propane buses as part of its efforts to update its aging fleet.
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.
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Brad Miller, who works for Durham School Services’ Indianapolis location, and Ian Moulaison at Stock Transportation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, earn the certification.
Registration is open for the complete schedule of sessions, which start on March 21 in Owosso, Michigan, and cover 14 states before concluding in November.
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.
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.
In this spot from Thomas Built Buses, get a look behind the scenes at the men and women who build yellow buses in High Point, North Carolina.
To become Blue Seal certified, at least 75% of technicians performing diagnosis and repairs at the location must be ASE certified.
The report, commissioned by FMCSA, sheds light on the frequency and common causes of fires in school buses and motorcoaches.
In response to the state superintendent’s plan to update South Carolina’s aging school bus fleet, NSTA says that contracting could provide new buses while saving money.