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.
“Simply put, our propane Visions are great cold weather buses,” said Allen Lamers, owner of Lamers Bus Lines. “We experienced easy starting, heat within minutes, quiet operation and less headaches. Our drivers love the buses, and when the driver is happy, everyone is happy.”
Likewise, as -13 F temps hit Reed City (Mich.) Area Public Schools’ area of service, the district’s six propane Vision buses started without a problem.
“School was canceled for a few days, but we were out there anyway, starting the buses and making sure our fleet was fully prepared,” said Paul Lewis, director of facilities and transportation. “The quietness of the propane bus is amazing. During these colder temperatures, the drivers love how quickly the buses warm up. We are very happy with our propane buses.”
Officials said Blue Bird’s propane school buses offer superior cold weather starting and operational capabilities due to two important factors. First, propane autogas’ natural properties keep the fuel in a constant liquid form, free from freezing or gelling. Second, propane autogas’ liquid form provides better control of the air-to-fuel ratio, resulting in the superior start-up dependability that districts are widely reporting. Also, there is no need to plug the buses in to pre-heat them.
The Blue Bird propane Vision and propane Micro Bird, equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system and a Ford 6.8-liter engine, meet all EPA and California Air Resources Board certifications.
Recent news related to cold temps and pupil transportation:
A public workshop will seek input on the state’s use of its $423 million share of the VW diesel settlement funding.
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In the new role, Kim Alston will work with school bus dealers and customers to determine the best powertrain offerings for fleets.
Colton Joint Unified School District will place the Type C Starcraft buses, powered by Motiv Power Systems, on its routes in the next few weeks.
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CLASS suspension systems for buses are designed to provide a smoother and safer ride for passengers.