School bus dealer Sonny Merryman equips all Thomas Built school buses in the state with the safety device. Some buses were found to be missing the device in May.
The brake supplier’s new guide provides part numbers and spec information for the complete Raybestos commercial vehicle line.
According to the Virginia DOE, as many as 4,000 buses may be missing the state-required device, which prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.
A Florida judge rules that Lenoir Sainfirmin is not guilty of a charge of reckless driving that is based on a Sept, 17, 2015 incident in which the driver crashed into a pond, citing a lack of evidence.
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.
The companies enter an agreement to co-brand premium brake shoe kits, which are offered through the Fleetrite heavy-duty parts brand, covering about 50 part numbers.
The parent company of IC Bus makes a range of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems products standard on its entire lineup of International Class 5-8 air-braked bus, truck, and tractor platforms.
The disc brake pads feature semi-metallic formulations designed for each school bus application, according to Raybestos.
An attorney for Lenoir Sainfimin, the Florida driver whose bus careened into a pond in September, pleaded not guilty on the driver’s behalf to a charge of careless driving. The attorney also asked to subpoena unedited surveillance video from the bus.
Stories that drew the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year addressed issues such as enhancing security, coping with driver shortage and preventing brake problems.
Registration is open for the complete schedule of sessions, which kicks off on March 22 in Owosso, Michigan, and covers 14 states before concluding in late October.
I sat in the passenger seat of a large truck, eyes fixed on the stopped car ahead as we rumbled straight toward it. Next to me, the driver of the truck gave no indication that he was going to stop the vehicle.
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.