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5 Questions: James Lash on Job, Shop Changes

James Lash says he wants "all transportation staff to be proud of their work, especially given...

Lash, the executive director of transportation and fleet services at Virginia Beach (Va.) City Public Schools, details adjustments made in the district's school bus shop due to the pandemic and shares advice on taking on a position at a new school district.

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5 Top Tips for Engine Oil Selection

5 Top Tips for Engine Oil Selection

High-quality engine oils are key to enhancing a fleet’s efficiency. Best practices include reviewing the vehicle’s OEM manual and consulting lubricant manufacturers for guidance, as well as ensuring the oils used meet required standards.

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Three Cleantech Predictions For The 2020s

Three Cleantech Predictions For The 2020s

The 2020s is the prime decade for hopefuls whose innovations will take center stage as the race towards sustainability rounds a defining corner. The alignment between federal, local, and private initiatives has begun.

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5 Questions: Jason Gillis on Electric Buses, Pandemic Protocols

Jason Gillis is the transportation director for Everman (Texas) Independent School District.

Gillis, the transportation director for Everman (Texas) Independent School District, discusses the district’s integration of electric buses, what safety measures his department has deployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and why he wishes more people would consider a bus driving career.

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How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

If DEF has been stored in the vehicle over the past 12 months, API recommends that it be drained...

For vehicles being put back into service after a prolonged period — particularly in wintertime — fleets should follow these best practices when replacing diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and engine oil to avoid mechanical issues and keep vehicles running smoothly.