In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Hammond Transportation points to lower maintenance costs as one of its reasons for buying propane buses.
Freyer’s career consisted of 13 years with engine manufacturer Cummins and 27 years with automatic tire chain system supplier Onspot.
Eric Jones will lead the automatic tire chain supplier’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
Daniel Corriveau joins the automatic tire chain supplier’s sales and marketing staff. He previously worked at an Onspot dealer in Quebec.
Inclement weather in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas, area stranded 230 Round Rock ISD students, staff and chaperones. Eight district transportation employees hit the road to bring them home.
Hoglund Klein, who led her family’s Minnesota-based school bus dealership, is remembered for her passion for pupil transportation and her efforts to help others succeed.
Photo collection picks included images from readers of a particularly harsh winter and cover shots from School Bus Fleet magazine going back to the 1950s.
With winter weather putting some school buses behind schedule, Laura Dean composed a poem that she describes as “a positive method to inform parents to have more patience.”
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Spring Independent School District (ISD) in Houston receives glass cleaner and windshield washer fluid from Rain-X for the district’s fleet of 440 school buses and other vehicles. Rain-X will also make a donation to another Houston-area district, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
Tippecanoe School Corp. uses 32 quarts of oil per oil change with its diesel buses versus seven quarts for its propane buses. Tippecanoe's Alan Fidler, who has twice won the title of America's Best School Bus Technician, discusses savings and other maintenance-related advantages of the district's five propane buses.
Winter this year was particularly challenging, with storm after storm dumping massive snowfalls again and again, as far south as Atlanta. The lesson of this winter is an important one for policymakers everywhere: School buses are an indispensable community service.