File photo courtesy Thomas McMahon
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Mechanic or Technician: Which are You?

The benefits of becoming certified are pride, higher pay, respect, confidence, increased knowledge and skills, employment opportunities, legal backing by your employer, and less liability for your employer.

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6 New Tools for the School Bus Shop

Fleet management software that offers comprehensive diagnostic and repair data, heavy-duty vehicle support stands, and an alternator that can increase service life are just some of the latest products designed to boost shop performance and productivity.

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Diesel Caddy

The Steel Diesel Caddy from JohnDow Industries is designed for various heavy-duty applications, including school buses. The caddy is available for use with diesel and biodiesel fuels.

Maintenance for propane school buses includes consistent oil and filter changes, and fueling at routine service intervals. Photo by Erwin Harrison
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Embracing Best Practices for Propane Maintenance

A growing demand for propane buses in recent years has sparked an influx of training programs for maintenance technicians. Here, industry experts share top tips and best practices for maintaining propane school buses.

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LED Tube Lights

The T8GD1 series of tube lights from LEDtronics are UL-listed with dual mode capabilities, meaning they can be directly retrofitted into existing T8 fixtures with or without ballast point bypass.

Shannon Evans, executive director of transportation, and Paul Shelley, director of fleet services, oversee the biggest public school bus operation in the nation.
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Efficiency Efforts Pay Off for Growing Fleet

Clark County School District has found new ways to optimize its maintenance program. The shop team is seeing success with laptops and mobile Wi-Fi, a dedicated white fleet service center, and a new DEF filling system, among other initiatives.

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Mold, Rust Prevention Solution

BESI Inc. has added Damp Check to its product line to pull excess moisture from the air and reduce it to a level that prevents the growth of mold, mildew, rust, musty odors, and rot.

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