Nearly 400 seats were cut on 17 school buses, causing about $50,000 of damage. Seats on only one of the buses could be temporarily repaired for the morning route, and the other 16 buses were replaced by spares.
The company is now offering individually packaged bus seat covers and foam in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs.
A former Arkansas county deputy said he initially took the picture to show how fast the bus was driving. He later enlarged it and spotted the children sitting on the steps.
Dave Anderson is responsible for all sales activities in HSM’s school bus market, which includes school bus seats and seat pads.
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.
The seats traveled from the supplier’s New Washington, Ohio, manufacturing plant to the Lion Bus facility in Quebec, Canada, where they were installed in new school buses before going full circle and getting shipped back to Ohio. Bedford City Schools is the first Ohio district to add buses from Lion Bus to its existing fleet.
Among changes to the state's school transportation equipment specs are requirements for remote-controlled mirrors, fluorescent seat belts for drivers, and fire block upholstery in all seating positions. Lap belts are no longer allowed on new school buses in Iowa, except for use with child seats.
Regular cleaning and inspections of school bus seat covers can increase their life expectancy while easing tight budgets and helping to ensure children’s safety. Here’s guidance on how to maintain the seat covers — and when they should be replaced.
In an exclusive interview with SBF, Tony Everett, vice president of transportation solutions at HSM, says that the company is developing a new school bus seat that will be lighter, more durable and more ergonomic. But beyond the more practical features, Everett says, “We want it to be a sexy school bus seat — we want it to be cool.”
Summit Seating is a manufacturer of seating products for transit buses, recreational vehicles, vans and other specialty vehicles for original equipment or aftermarket use. Officials say the acquisition is expected to expand HSM’s footprint and leadership role in the transportation seating market and will immediately grow both the near- and long-term growth opportunities for the HSM Transportation Solutions business unit.
At the company’s Corporate Innovation and Technology Center (CI&T), Scott Beatty is the new CI&T director of design services, and Jim Cardinale is CI&T director of furniture solutions.
Manufactured to meet national standards and all FMVSS safety requirements for school bus seating, TRP’s new line of seat covers fit all major applications, including IC Bus, Blue Bird and Thomas Built, according to the supplier.
The vice president of sales for Easy Way Safety Services got his start in the industry when he was asked to become involved in manufacturing seat covers and safety vests for the company. In a letter announcing his retirement, he writes that he relishes the friendships he’s made, and he’ll miss those friendships.