The two-day workshop will cover maintenance of the Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system on Blue Bird Vision school buses.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas — PulseTech Products has developed a solar-powered solution to continually charge, maintain and significantly extend the normal lifecycles of 12-volt and 24-volt batteries, company officials said.
Multiple school systems and commercial fleet operators have partnered with PulseTech to install solar products designed for any 12-volt or 24-volt battery — available in several versions.
A popular choice is the SP-5, which provides a full 5 watts of power in a compact, durable solar panel, according to the company. It offers clean, renewable energy for vehicles that are stored outside and unable to hook up to outlets. Half the size of comparable solar chargers with multiple installation options, the SP-5 replaces the power loss from electrical accessories that occurs even when the ignition is turned off, and its patented Pulse Technology removes damaging sulfate crystals from the battery plates, company officials said.
“Anytime the sun is out, these durable, solar-based products apply PulseTech’s patented one-two punch: a charge combined with its patented high-frequency Pulse Technology, to maintain and condition your vehicle or equipment battery while in use or while sitting idle,” said Rick Miller, sales manager at PulseTech Products.
Miller added that PulseTech’s exclusive, patented Pulse Technology cleans (desulfates) battery plates and brings the battery to a like-new state capable of holding a full charge. The combination has proven to extend 12-volt and 24-volt lead acid battery life up to five times what is typical, according to the company.
In addition to safety and durability, driver seats offer various options for height and comfort.
An app that helps track maintenance and fuel, a remote-controlled mobile column lift, and a portable LED work light are among the latest offerings that can assist in school bus maintenance.
The fleet business works with Adams 12 Five Star Schools and Boulder Valley School District to help boost the quality and efficiency of support vehicles.
The convertible NextGen seat is designed to allow customers to change the seat back frame to have a three-point or child-restraint seat without having to purchase new seats for reinstallation into a bus.
The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.
A school bus driver who assists in the shop can help improve communication, boost productivity, and increase safety — all while saving money for the transportation department.
The Georgia district’s purchase of 25 gasoline school buses, addition of bus bays, and ongoing internship and inspection training programs have also benefited drivers and students.
The 5600 Timer Box is designed to provide flexible, efficient switching of LED lights in a compact unit.
The 7.7-liter medium-duty diesel engine will be offered for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus starting in 2018.
Following two recent bus fires, Klamath County School District sidelined 14 buses of the same model and year. Now the district is making changes to wires and hydraulic lines.
The award recognizes the skill and training of Connecticut-based All-Star Transportation's 30 service technicians.
The supplier’s remote-controlled lift lineup now includes the MCHF13 FLEX lift, which provides 13,000 pounds of capacity per column.
Brian Barrington, an industry veteran and VP of the new venture, says that the Titan Bus line will boast a wider body and entry door, along with standard equipment like LED lighting, tinted glass, and a multiplex system.
Oliver Baird and Brian Purtymun of Atlanta Public Schools attain the Master School Bus Technician designation.