Huron Perth Student Transportation Services has had nine weather stations installed at its bus operators’ facilities, which has helped in making more informed decisions on bus service and school closures.
With arctic temperatures gripping much of the country and the long-term forecast calling for ice and snow, the company is offering winter driving safety tips for students, parents and drivers.
According to PERC's Michael Taylor, propane does not require additional fluids, engine block heaters or preventive measures to be taken even on the coldest days of winter. Propane buses crank reliably, warm up quickly and provide consistent heat throughout the passenger compartment, he says.
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.