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Categories: Maintenance
School Bus LED Benefits Increase as Costs Decrease

The price gap between LEDs and incandescent lights has gotten smaller in recent years. With their longer life, higher light output and lower maintenance,...
Categories: Maintenance, Management
McKinney Sees Longer Bus Life, Diesel Dedication

IC Bus President John McKinney says that school buses now have an average life cycle of nearly 15 years, which means that product durability and customer...
Categories: Maintenance
Picking a Washing System: Wash What You're Doing!

Chances are good that if you’ve washed more than one school bus by hand, you’ve thought about a washing system. Not that hand washing a bus is...
Categories: Maintenance

Sometimes the best solution to a specific school bus maintenance problem can’t be found in instruction manuals or previous training. Shop staffers oft...
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Diesel Buses Still Dominate, But Some See Bright Future for Alt-Fuels

Last year, more than 90% of the large school buses sold were diesels. But as alt-fuel options catch on and stricter emissions standards loom on the horizon,...
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
SBX Discussions Dig Into Driver Shortage, Stop-Arm Running

The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Growing District Steps Up Driver Recruitment, Fleet Replacement

Elk Grove’s transportation department adds alt-fuel buses, boosts field trip service, and works to attract more drivers as the district prepares to...
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
Hundreds of Gallons of Gas Stolen From School Bus Yard

A custodian arrives at the Novato (Calif.) USD bus yard late at night and spots two people syphoning gasoline from storage tanks. He snaps photos as the...
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
$23 Million Added for Clean Diesel Grants

The current DERA grant opportunity triples from $11 million to $34 million, and the application deadline is extended to July 5.
Categories: Maintenance, Management

Thomas Built Buses is now offering a feature called Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization, aka “Stay Warm,” on its buses with...

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