Broken bolt causes rear axle to fall off school bus

The bus was stopped in front of a high school in Tennessee when both of the back wheels and axle broke away, but no students were hurt. The bolt that connects the vehicle springs was broken, authorities say.

John Hennessey, director of transportation for Worcester (Mass.) Public Schools, shown right, accepts the award for his district from H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president of business development at Zonar.

Zonar, NAPT honor Don Carnahan Memorial Grant winners

This year’s 11 recipients will receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety and efficiency technology hardware. Recipients were chosen based on their proposed plans for using Zonar’s fleet management solutions.

IC Bus exec Trish Reed says that a focus on choices is part of the company’s “open integration strategy.”

IC Bus emphasizes choices for customers

At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.

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