The school bus contractor’s locations in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington receive Blue Seal certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
A Wake County (N.C.) Public School System bus driver is transporting a student home when they notice smoke coming from the front of the bus, which apparently underwent inspection earlier that day.
Fairfax County Public Schools backs its 1,325 drivers with a discipline-tracking system for better follow-up and puts driver supervisors on the road to assist as needed. Additionally, fleet upkeep is boosted with county-employed technicians.
Regardless of your location, it is important to perform periodic seasonal maintenance. When doing so, consider the operation of specific systems rather than individual components.
More than 300 attendees participated in this year’s program, which featured new training opportunities and an advanced skills competition.
Telematics and retread solutions can protect and extend the life of one of a school bus’s most valuable assets. These include mobile apps created to monitor inflation pressures and tires designed with greater traction and durability.
The X-Parts program will feature service and maintenance parts for all makes and models of buses, with parts sold exclusively through Blue Bird’s dealer network.
The VOLTA battery-powered wrench is designed to secure wheels and improve maintenance.
The vehicle lift supplier and manufacturer has made some recent updates to its lifts and now offers a new cable system.
Learning how to spot potential problems and analyze the problems' cause and effect will help you determine why components are failing and guide you to a solution.
Providing good bus maintenance is a year-round job, but cannot be performed if you are not maintaining yourself as well.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
When it comes to purchasing a used school bus, you may already know a lot more than you think about making the right choice.