Mobile Wheel Lift

The new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 lbs., making it easier and more ergonomic for technicians to work on buses, heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment, Rotary Lift officials said.

In a crash in Louisiana in February, an SUV’s tire tread separated, and the vehicle collided with a school bus carrying a high school baseball team. Photos from NTSB

NTSB investigating crashes involving tire failure

In one of the crashes, an SUV’s tire tread separated, and the vehicle collided with a school bus carrying a high school baseball team. The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating a crash of a church van in which the tire that failed was part of a product recall.


Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer

The IPA Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer has been redesigned to include air toggle valves, an internal storage compartment, side mounted hose hangers and holsters for aftermarket air chucks.


TireStamp offers customizable tire, wheel maintenance program

Company officials say the program incorporates the latest industry recommended practices and procedures for maintaining commercial truck and bus tires and wheels. Each program will fit a fleet’s specific operations, outsourced tire maintenance and product preferences.


Bee Line offers vehicle lifts, wheel equipment

The company’s new partnership with Corghi USA provides the HD700 Tire Changer and the ET66 Wheel Balancer. Bee Line also recently partnered with PKS Equipment & Engineering to offer several types of vehicle lifts.


SB-RAC Automatic Tire Inflation System

The SB-RAC automatic tire inflation system keeps rear dual tires inflated to their standard pressure. The system inflates tires automatically if pressure drops one psi below the fleet’s designated standard tire pressure.


Teens charged for vandalizing school buses

Three students and a recent high school graduate face misdemeanor malicious mischief charges after deflating the tires on 45 buses. Hundreds of kids had to wait up to two hours for their buses while two companies that were hired by the school district aired up the tires.


How to Boost Fuel Economy

Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has been generated in the area of fuel economy. Several white papers from reputable manufactur...


Keeping Warm in the Dead of Winter

The winter season ushers in some extreme weather conditions that can take a toll on transportation operations. A school bus contractor in Alaska discusses what it takes to keep passengers, staff and equipment safe and warm.

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