School Bus Fleet Blog

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Editor's Note: A Year on the Rebound

2022 saw changes in leadership and boosted demand for new school buses.

While purchase orders for new school buses increased overall, production lines continue to struggle to meet demand in a timely manner due to ongoing supply chain issues. School districts might order a new bus today but not actually see it loading up with students until 2024.

3 Lessons Learned During My First Year

3 Lessons Learned During My First Year

It’s hard to believe I’ve already been at the wheel of School Bus Fleet for a year. A lot of the job has been drinking from the firehose of information – the alphabet soup of associations, the different types of buses, the varieties of equipment, the manufacturers, the rules and regulations. I’ve taken in a lot, but there’s so much more to absorb and process.

Low Voltage Ahead for Zero-Emission Rebate Plan?

EPA officials chose the rebate option for this first phase because it’s quick to roll out and...

The EPA has indicated that the next phase of the program may be more focused on grants rather than rebates, which might be more appealing to school districts across the financial spectrum. But even if they hand out millions of up-front dollars to buy new electric buses, it can be a risky investment without proper planning.

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