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Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Real-world Results: Newer Diesel School Buses Are Proving They Are in a League of Their Own

With thousands of new clean-diesel school buses on the road, fleet managers are reporting best-in-class fuel economy and an unprecedented reduction in regen...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10154423/real-world-results-newer-diesel-school-buses-are-proving-they-are-in-a-league-of
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
School Bus Operators Save Big on Maintenance With Propane

Pupil transporters in Colorado, Georgia, and Illinois share the financial benefits of adding propane buses to their fleets — including reduced costs...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10111951/school-bus-operators-save-big-on-maintenance-with-propane
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
3 New Mexico Districts to Receive State's First Propane School Buses

Three school districts have purchased a total of 17 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112933/3-new-mexico-districts-to-receive-states-first-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NCST Gears Up for 2020

The National Congress on School Transportation Steering Committee firms up plans and writing committees are researching requests for procedures manual...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040344/ncst-gears-up-for-2020
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Safety
Thomas Built to Offer Bendix Electronic Parking Brake on Some Buses

The school bus manufacturer will start offering Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Intellipark Electronic Parking Brake on its Saf-T-Liner C2 and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040354/thomas-built-to-offer-bendix-electronic-parking-brake-on-some-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
School Bus Fleet ConneX to Return in 2020

Next year’s event will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale, Ariz., for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040474/school-bus-fleet-connex-to-return-in-2020
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
VIDEO: Meet Jouley, the Electric School Bus

An introduction to Thomas Built Buses’ first-generation Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, Jouley.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10048580/video-meet-jouley-the-electric-school-bus
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Sustainability
5 Questions: Chris Llewellyn on Propane Benefits, Mitigating Tech Shortage

Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009543/5-questions-chris-llewellyn-on-propane-benefits-mitigating-tech-shortage
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Sustainability
5 Questions: Chris Llewellyn on Propane Benefits, Mitigating Tech Shortage

Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009543/5-questions-chris-llewellyn-on-propane-benefits-mitigating-tech-shortage
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
Alt-Fueling Equipment Tailored for School Bus Fleets

Customized fueling stations, fuel removal systems, and scheduled EV charging are some of the latest alt-fueling options dedicated to enhancing the...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009546/alt-fueling-equipment-tailored-for-school-bus-fleets
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
Alt-Fueling Equipment Tailored for School Bus Fleets

Customized fueling stations, fuel removal systems, and scheduled EV charging are some of the latest alt-fueling options dedicated to enhancing the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009546/alt-fueling-equipment-tailored-for-school-bus-fleets
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Operations
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...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009567/embracing-best-practices-for-propane-maintenance
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Operations
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...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009567/embracing-best-practices-for-propane-maintenance
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
Q & A: Caley Edgerly Shares Commitment to Optimize Technology for Greater Student Safety

The Thomas Built Buses president and CEO discusses how the manufacturer has ramped up safety technologies to fulfill its vision of safely transporting students.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009584/q-a-caley-edgerly-shares-commitment-to-optimize-technology-for-greater-student-s
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NCST Writing Committees Seek Input

The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040893/ncst-writing-committees-seek-input
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Thomas Built Buses Features 'Powering Possibilities' at NAPT

The school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040917/thomas-built-buses-features-powering-possibilities-at-napt
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Arizona Tabs VW Funds to Replace Old School Buses

The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041010/arizona-tabs-vw-funds-to-replace-old-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NAPT Reveals 2018 Conference Agenda

Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041014/napt-reveals-2018-conference-agenda
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns

Pruitt has been the subject of multiple ethics investigations. President Trump accepts his resignation while continuing to defend his work at the EPA.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041093/epa-administrator-scott-pruitt-resigns
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Blue Bird Experience Tour Brings School Bus Lineup to Ohio

More than 110 transportation personnel and school officials attend the Ohio stop of the OEM’s tour, which offers educational sessions and ride-and-drives.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041123/blue-bird-experience-tour-brings-school-bus-lineup-to-ohio
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
GreenPower Taps Creative Bus Sales as Exclusive Factory Rep

The dealership signs a three-year agreement with the electric bus OEM and orders an initial 15 buses for inventory.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041157/greenpower-taps-creative-bus-sales-as-exclusive-factory-rep
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Blue Bird Extends Fuel System Partnership With Roush CleanTech

The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041190/blue-bird-extends-fuel-system-partnership-with-roush-cleantech
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Wisconsin District Shifts to Propane School Buses

With a small fleet of 10 buses total, North Crawford School District has acquired three propane models over the past two years and plans to buy more.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041200/wisconsin-district-shifts-to-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Roush CleanTech Enters Electric Vehicle Market

The company, best known for its propane fuel systems, expands its alt-fuel portfolio with electric vehicles built on the Ford F-650 chassis.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041209/roush-cleantech-enters-electric-vehicle-market
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA Offers $40 Million in Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

For the new round of DERA funds, the EPA expects to make between 20 and 80 awards for projects to replace or retrofit older diesel vehicles, including...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041221/epa-offers-40-million-in-diesel-emission-reduction-grants
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Utah District Equips 40 School Buses With Heat Recycling System

A $30,000 grant funds installation of Idle Free Heat technology on Granite School District buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041247/utah-district-equips-40-school-buses-with-heat-recycling-system
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Alternative Fuel Questions Answered in New Website Feature

Roush CleanTech is fielding inquiries about propane and other fuels in the new “Got Questions?” section of the School Bus Fleet site.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041251/alternative-fuel-questions-answered-in-new-website-feature
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Roush Propane Engines Certified for Heavy-Duty Onboard Diagnostics

School buses powered by Roush CleanTech propane fuel systems with Ford 6.8L 2V and 3V engines are covered under the CARB HD-OBD certification.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041266/roush-propane-engines-certified-for-heavy-duty-onboard-diagnostics
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Blue Bird Dealership Central States Bus Sales Moves to New Location in Missouri

The new facility features a 15,000 square foot service area, including a paint booth and specialized bays to service CNG vehicles.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041267/blue-bird-dealership-central-states-bus-sales-moves-to-new-location-in-missouri
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Iowa District Reports Cold-Weather Reliability of Propane School Buses

With temperatures as low as minus 30, Howard-Winneshiek CSD says its propane buses warm up in a few minutes.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041282/iowa-district-reports-cold-weather-reliability-of-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
IC Bus Ramps Up Gasoline School Bus Production, Demos Electric Model

The gasoline CE bus will start full production next month, and the ChargE electric bus will tour the West Coast, IC Bus officials reveal in an interview.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041301/ic-bus-ramps-up-gasoline-school-bus-production-demos-electric-model
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
EPA Awards $8.7 Million to Clean Up Older Diesel School Buses

The DERA rebates will be used to replace or retrofit 452 school buses in 32 states.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041303/epa-awards-8-7-million-to-clean-up-older-diesel-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Colorado Fleet Leader David Anderson to Retire

Anderson, a 37-year veteran in pupil transportation, has been recognized for his expertise in school bus fleet maintenance and efficiency practices.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041315/colorado-fleet-leader-david-anderson-to-retire
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Alt-Fuel Tax Credits Extended Through 2017

A $0.50 per gallon credit for propane and natural gas and an alt-fuel infrastructure incentive are among tax provisions retroactively applied to last year.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041340/alt-fuel-tax-credits-extended-through-2017
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Thomas Built Buses Offers ‘Facts About Fuels’ Educational Materials

The school bus OEM’s new campaign presents information about various fuel options, focusing on advancements in diesel.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041397/thomas-built-buses-offers-facts-about-fuels-educational-materials
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2017

Includes such information as bus classifications for each offering from the large and small school bus manufacturers, suspension type for chassis, and fuel...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/management/10117363/bus-chassis-and-engine-specifications-2017
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
New Blue Bird Dealer Named in Virginia Market

The school bus OEM’s dealership representation in Virginia recently transitioned from Carter Machinery to Blue Bird Bus Sales of Virginia.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041460/new-blue-bird-dealer-named-in-virginia-market
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Thomas Built Reveals New Electric School Bus

At the NAPT conference, the manufacturer surprises attendees with a Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, which has a range of about 100 miles.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041494/thomas-built-reveals-new-electric-school-bus
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
California Agency Offers Grants for CNG, Propane School Buses

The program will provide funding to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses in Southern California.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041537/california-agency-offers-grants-for-cng-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Kentucky District Saves Over $63K With Propane School Buses

Crittenden County School District switches 11 buses in its fleet from diesel to propane as part of a state pilot and saves more than $63,000 over two years.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041538/kentucky-district-saves-over-63k-with-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Allison Transmission Expands Fuel Economy Technology for Buses

The xFE (extra fuel economy) technology is now available for Allison’s 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041542/allison-transmission-expands-fuel-economy-technology-for-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
VW Mitigation Funding Moves Closer as U.S. Files Trust Agreements

Monday, Oct. 2, became the “Trust Effective Date” for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Now, states have 60 days to elect to become...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041552/vw-mitigation-funding-moves-closer-as-u-s-files-trust-agreements
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA’s School Bus Rebate Program Returns

The agency is offering $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and $6,000 for retrofits to reduce emissions.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041563/epas-school-bus-rebate-program-returns
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
California Air Agency to Discuss Plans for VW Mitigation Funds

A public workshop will seek input on the state’s use of its $423 million share of the VW diesel settlement funding.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041571/california-air-agency-to-discuss-plans-for-vw-mitigation-funds
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Cummins Westport to Offer New Natural Gas Engine for School Bus Market

The 2018 B6.7N engine is rated up to 240 horsepower/560 lb-ft. torque. It can run on CNG, LNG, or RNG.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041582/cummins-westport-to-offer-new-natural-gas-engine-for-school-bus-market
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

A recent visit to a Southern California school district revealed the pride that the transportation team takes in their work, their fleet, and their facility.

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

A recent visit to a Southern California school district revealed the pride that the transportation team takes in their work, their fleet, and their facility.

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

A recent visit to a Southern California school district revealed the pride that the transportation team takes in their work, their fleet, and their facility.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
Denis Gallagher Urges ‘Old School’ Fleets to Modernize

The CEO of Student Transportation Inc. says that many school bus operations need to replace their aging vehicles, embrace new technologies, and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009690/denis-gallagher-urges-old-school-fleets-to-modernize
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
IC Bus Displays Gasoline School Bus at Oklahoma Show

The OEM showcases its gasoline-powered CE Series demonstration unit at the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation conference.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041740/ic-bus-displays-gasoline-school-bus-at-oklahoma-show


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