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Cover Story - March 2015

Biloxi Bolsters Technician Training, Shop Efficiency

By: Lisa Hudson

Requiring technicians to be ASE Master certified has helped Biloxi (Miss.) Public Schools keep its maintenance costs low and its vehicle in-service rate at 96%.

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Spring ISD reorganized its two-story parts room last year and now groups fast-moving parts in one area for quicker access.

5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management

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.



Oil Eater Original Cleaner & Degreaser is uniquely formulated to quickly and safely dissolve grease, oil and grime on concrete maintenance shop floors, engines, tools and other equipment, company officials said.


Book on school bus safety

Go Where the Bus Goes, a new children’s book written by Lorraine Fletcher, a longtime school bus driver in Kentucky, addresses school bus safety.


One-piece flooring

One-Piece Floors are manufactured and installed as a single piece in any configuration, including off-set seating and full rib requirements, eliminating the need for aisle trim and providing a more attractive appearance, company officials said.

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