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A new investment will increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
Thomas Built invests $11.8M to expand C2 production
October 23, 2014
The investment will increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
Cummins’ new QuickServe Online app for Apple devices gives access to info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Cummins offers free mobile app
October 23, 2014
The engine supplier’s new QuickServe Online app for Apple devices gives access to info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Tags: engines
STI honored 11 employees at its second annual Safety Wall of Fame dinner and celebration.
11 inducted into Student Transportation Inc.’s Wall of Fame
October 22, 2014
Criteria for the safety-based recognition include accident-free service, reliability, knowledge of policies and procedures, community service and exceptional performance.
Indiana Supreme Court may reconsider school bus fees ruling
October 22, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals had ruled that Franklin Township Community School Corp. violated the state constitution when it arranged for an outside company to transport students for a fee. The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.
Brandon Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, was credited with introducing inventive components for school buses.
Brandon Billingsley brought innovations in bus seating, lighting
October 22, 2014
Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was a strong advocate of the use of LED lighting to enhance safety and efficiency.
First Student promotes bus stop safety during School Bus Safety Week
October 22, 2014
The contractor joins the National Association for Pupil Transportation in raising awareness for bus stop safety during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20 to 24.
NGV Easy Bay is a separation and vapor containment system designed for natural gas vehicle maintenance and storage facilities.
Clean Energy launches natural gas vapor barrier system
October 22, 2014
The NGV Easy Bay utilizes an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation. It can accommodate a single bay isolation project or divide a building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Instruction and the State Highway Patrol held a joint press conference to increase awareness of stop-arm safety.
North Carolina cracks down on stop-arm running
October 21, 2014
Troopers across the state are focusing on illegal passing of school buses and other school-related traffic violations this week as part of Operation Stop Arm.
2 women questioned in school bus road rage incident
October 21, 2014
Students on a school bus in Philadelphia were arguing with five women in an SUV when the SUV driver cut off the bus, two women got out and one struck the vehicle with a baseball bat.
New York association backs legislation during School Bus Safety Week
October 21, 2014
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is supporting proposed state bills that call for increased penalties for stop-arm running, tougher penalties for bus drivers who drive under the influence, and other changes.
Tags: New York
The IC Bus CE Cummins ISB TM43 mount, shown here, is poly-V based, which provides for proper alignment, auto tensioning and low maintenance, according to Trans/Air.
Trans/Air debuts 2 new products
October 20, 2014
The supplier is now offering a TM43 Transit Compressor and a TM43 Mount and Drive kit for IC Bus conventional school bus chassis with Cummins ISB engines.
Kansas governor proclaims School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day
October 20, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback’s proclamation designates this Wednesday as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in Kansas. The event falls amid National School Bus Safety Week.
Union workers at Thomas Built Buses' High Point facility ratified a contract that includes a ratification bonus, four pay increases and more vacation.
New 4-year contract for union workers at Thomas plant
October 20, 2014
Officials say that the contract ratified by the United Auto Workers rewards the contributions of Thomas Built Buses’ workforce while improving efficiency.
Micro Bird earns ISO certification
October 20, 2014
The Type A school bus manufacturer’s facility in Drummondville, Quebec, now has ISO 9001:2008 certification from the International Standards Organization.
Mom uses iPad to catch stop-arm runners
October 16, 2014
Tracey Honig takes video of an 18-wheeler illegally passing her daughter’s school bus one morning. The video, posted on Facebook, has gotten thousands of views.
Firetrace offers methane detection system
October 16, 2014
The new Firetrace Methane Detection System is designed for the detection and early warning of dangerous levels of hydrocarbons in natural gas buses, according to the company.
Tags: CNG
Marcus Berto will be the chief commercial officer for all ASV product lines worldwide.
Allied Specialty Vehicles names new executive
October 16, 2014
Marcus Berto will be the chief commercial officer for all product lines worldwide for ASV, which is the parent company of Collins Bus Corp.
The U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates to replace older diesel school buses. Photo by Shane Kirley
Application period opens for EPA school bus rebate program
October 16, 2014
In this year’s program, the U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates for purchases to replace older diesel school buses.
SEFAC's new 18 Type vehicle lift features more user-friendly controls and enhanced fault finding, company officials said.
SEFAC unveils new mobile lift
October 16, 2014
The 18 Type features more user-friendly controls and enhanced fault finding, company officials said. All of SEFAC’s lifts are now manufactured in its Baltimore headquarters.
Toddler fatally struck by school bus
October 14, 2014
After dropping off students, a school bus in Danville, Virginia, struck a 20-month-old boy who had made his way in front of the bus while it was stopped.
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