Autobus Thomas in Quebec will use Platinum Support, which trains dealership staff to provide rapid diagnosis and turnaround, consistent communication, and eliminate all areas of waste.
Jim Hogan will oversee parts management, purchasing, inventory, sales and supply of parts for the Blue Bird school bus dealer.
Lista’s new aluminum anodized drawer handle cover for the Lista toolbox features an anodized finish that stands up to harsh environments and applications and a smooth shape that is easy to clean, company officials said.
Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.
Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.
The supplier increased the warranty on Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 automatic slack adjusters for school buses from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles.
Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices. Additionally, good housekeeping and strategic organizing expedite jobs.
Fleetrite.com lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.
Officials say the user friendly site provides truck and bus fleet operators with a searchable online catalog and detailed information on its full line of all-makes aftermarket parts. Visitors can search parts by keyword, category or part number.
TRP’s line of HVAC replacement parts includes condensers, compressors, heater cores, receiver dryers, blower motors and air compressor clutches. They are available for all makes of buses and trucks.
The TRP Bus Parts catalog includes all-makes TRP aftermarket parts for school buses, motorcoaches and transit buses, in addition to name brand parts available from manufacturers such as Meritor, Bendix, Eaton, Webb and Leece-Neville. It can be downloaded from TRP’s website in a fully illustrated electronic format.
The app enables technicians to locate a Bosch part for their vehicles, and it adds alternators and water pumps to the existing product lines that are already part of the app, including spark plugs, wiper blades, oxygen sensors, fuel pumps and battery chargers. The updated app can be downloaded from the App store for iPhones and iPads, and it will soon be available from the Amazon store for the Kindle Fire and Google Play for Android phones.