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Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Management, Suppliers, Technology, Zero Emissions
Proterra Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Among the additions, current President Gareth Joyce will succeed Jack Allen as CEO, who will retire but continue on the company's board, effective Jan. 2022.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10157612/proterra-announces-leadership-succession-plan
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle OEM, Zero Emissions
BYD, Levo Announce Collab to Deploy BEVs to U.S. Fleets

The collaboration plans to leverage Nuvve’s technology and Stonepeak’s and Evolve’s capital through Levo to offer fully financed, V2G-enabled BYD medium-...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10153473/byd-levo-announce-collab-to-deploy-battery-electric-vehicles-to-u-s-fleets
Categories: Management, Motorcoach, Technology
Mercedes-Benz Unveils Tourrider Coach

The new offering was built specifically for the North American market.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10152910/mercedes-benz-unveils-tourrider-coach
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Auctions, Batteries/Tech, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Green Fleet, Operations, Remarketing, Sustainability, Technology, Used Vehicle Values, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Cox Automotive Starts Plan to Evaluate Used EV Batteries

The third-party battery health diagnostic tool will strive to become the industry standard to assess the condition and value of EV batteries.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10150637/cox-automotive-starts-plan-to-evaluate-used-ev-batteries
Categories: Bus, Maintenance, Technology
CabinAir Releases Active Air Quality Solution

The product removes up to 99 % of harmful particles in a single pass, keeping in-cabin air quality within WHO-recommended levels throughout the ride.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10148594/cabinair-releases-active-air-quality-solution
Categories: Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Wagner SprayTech Announces Disinfectant Sprayer Series

Each model creates a pattern that effectively distributes the spray at the appropriate cover rate to kill bacteria, helping business owners and cleaning...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10148509/wagner-spraytech-announces-disinfectant-sprayer-series
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Paratransit, Technology
Propane Rebates Available for Bus, Truck Fleets in Several States

Fleets in Michigan, Ohio, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii can now qualify for the rebates until Dec. 31.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10147713/propane-rebates-available-for-bus-truck-fleets-in-several-states
Categories: Maintenance, New Mobility, Technology
Goodyear Airless Tire First on Autonomous Shuttles

Goodyear announces new development in partnership with Local Motors, Beep and JTA.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10147195/goodyear-airless-tire-first-on-autonomous-shuttles
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Charging, Electrification, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Technology, Zero Emissions
Phoenix Motorcars Launches EV Charging Solutions for U.S. Market

The powerful, compact, all-in-one EV charging solutions come in a variety of configurations to serve both residential and commercial customer needs, with...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10145758/phoenix-motorcars-launches-ev-charging-solutions-for-u-s-market
Categories: Bus, New Mobility, Paratransit, Special Needs Transportation, Technology
Q'STRAINT, BraunAbility Team to Accelerate Innovation in Wheelchair Accessibility

One significant opportunity of the venture will be greater integration of the design process, which will set the stage for systems-based solutions.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10144887/qstraint-braunability-team-to-accelerate-innovation-in-wheelchair-accessibility
Categories: Bus, Paratransit, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Freedman Seating, Intermotive Introduces SeatLink™ Seat Belt Warning System

The system displays and tracks the occupancy and belt status of passenger seats and provides visual warnings for the driver.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10142100/freedman-seating-intermotive-introduces-seatlinktm-seat-belt-warning-system
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Safety, Technology
Zonar’s Smart Fleet Solutions Provide Support for Electric School Buses

The solutions allow school bus operators to capture vehicle data, including EV CAN bus signal data and driver input, during the vehicle inspection process.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10141851/zonars-smart-fleet-solutions-to-provide-support-for-electric-school-buses
Categories: Management, Motorcoach, Safety, Technology
Prevost to Debut Proprietary Seating Line at UMA Expo

The new offering is a result of many months of extensive research including collaboration with the industry-leading supplier, and real-world workshops used...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10141676/prevost-to-debut-proprietary-seat-line-at-uma-expo
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology, Telematics
Operations Becoming Increasingly Connected as Pandemic Accelerates Digitalization

Samsara analyzed aggregated data from thousands of customers to reveal how organizations are experiencing this accelerated digital transformation.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10141182/data-shows-operations-are-becoming-increasingly-connected-as-pandemic-accelerate
Categories: Motorcoach, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Prevost Launches Dual Ionization System

EnviroCare supports motorcoach operators in providing a safe environment and boosting confidence for group travel riders.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10141674/prevost-launches-dual-ionization-system
Categories: Fleet Management, Management, Operations, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle Research
5 Tips for Growth as a Fleet Manager

Simply listening to your technicians and drivers can make a world of difference when it comes to increasing efficiency and fostering an environment of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10139248/5-tips-for-growth-as-a-manager
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Safety, Sustainability, Technology, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Lion Electric, Geotab Develop Electric-Vehicle Telematics

Lion Electric and Geotab worked together to develop a new advanced telematics system specifically for electric vehicles, called LionBeat.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10139169/lion-electric-geotab-develop-electric-vehicle-telematics
Categories: Management, Mobility, New Mobility, Safety, Technology
Via acquires Remix

The acquisition brings together world class technology solutions to fully support the transportation community in multimodal planning, scheduling, and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10138401/via-acquires-remix
Categories: Bus, Maintenance, Motorcoach, Technology
How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

For vehicles being put back into service after a prolonged period — particularly in wintertime — fleets should follow these best practices when replacing...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10134704/how-old-is-your-diesel-exhaust-fluid
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Legal/Legislative, Products, Suppliers, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Lightning eMotors Introduces New Generation 4 Electric Transit Class 3 Van

The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel-cell electric platform, based on the Ford...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10132667/lightning-emotors-introduces-new-generation-4-electric-transit-class-3-van
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Management, Safety, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle Research
Utilimarc Introduces Business Intelligence Platform for Enterprise Fleets

The integrated platform syncs with users’ data sources and provides real-time information with a picture of how their fleets are performing.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10132126/utilimarc-introduces-business-intelligence-platform-for-enterprise-fleets
Categories: Bus, Paratransit, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Webasto Introduces Lightweight, Compact Air Cleaners with Medical-Grade HEPA-14 Filtration

Until now, HEPA-14 filtration systems have been large and unwieldy, and there were no retrofit units on the market that would universally fit existing...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130839/webasto-introduces-lightweight-compact-air-cleaners-with-medical-grade-hepa-14-f
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
7 School Districts Win Zonar, NAPT Don Carnahan Memorial Grants

More than $140,000 in smart fleet management hardware will be awarded to school districts in California, Indiana, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, and Ohio.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130772/7-school-districts-win-zonar-napt-don-carnahan-memorial-grants
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Charging, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Legal/Legislative, Suppliers, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle Research, Zero Emissions
Proterra Names New President for Powered and Energy Team

As president of Proterra Powered and Energy, Gareth Joyce will lead Proterra's growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130434/proterra-names-new-president-for-powered-and-energy-team
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology, Telematics
Zonar, Navistar Partner to Provide Fleet Telematics Solutions

Mutual customers will have access to both smart fleet management capabilities from Zonar and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10127845/zonar-navistar-partner-to-bring-fleet-telematics-solutions-to-customers
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Paratransit, Technology
PERC Resource Highlights Maintenance Benefits of Propane

The new resource from the Propane Education and Research Council shows how propane autogas can improve vehicle maintenance logistics and lower costs.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10126183/perc-resource-to-highlight-maintenance-advantages-of-propane
Categories: Management, Motorcoach, Technology
FMCSA Awards Nearly $80 Million to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The awards represent the highest ever funding level for these critical safety grants.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10124296/fmcsa-awards-nearly-80-million-to-improve-commercial-motor-vehicle-safety
Categories: Bus, Legal/Legislative, Motorcoach, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
NFI Parts™ Announces Exclusive Distributorship for Proactive Air and Surface Purification System

Puradigm recently announced successful testing at the University of Florida showing its technology deactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10124285/nfi-partstm-announces-exclusive-distributorship-for-proactive-air-and-surface-pu
Categories: Motorcoach, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Barons Bus Adding UV Light Kits to Combat COVID-19

NFI Parts’ UV Lighting system works to reduce bacteria, viruses, and mold in the HVAC system, creating a safer and more comfortable experience for passengers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10123678/barons-bus-adding-uv-light-kits-to-combat-covid-19
Categories: Bus, Safety, Technology
Collins Bus Introduces 'CLEAN and SHIELD' Sanitization Program

The powerful, proprietary, no-rinse, no-wipe, one-step, all-purpose “cleaner, deodorizer, disinfectant and anti-allergen” is fogged onto a vehicle’s...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10123349/collins-bus-introduces-clean-and-shield-sanitization-program
Categories: Safety, Technology
[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Student Transportation: Experts in the Trenches

Discover how to adopt a back to school strategy for student transportation during COVID-19.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10122672/webinar-covid-19-student-transportation-experts-in-the-trenches
Categories: Motorcoach, Safety, Technology
FMCSA Rescinds DVIR Report Requirements for Motorcoach

The new rule will eliminate the need for a driver to file, and a motor carrier to maintain, a no-defect DVIR.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10121623/fmcsa-rescinds-dvir-report-requirements-for-motorcoach
Categories: Management, Technology
PE Firm Sells ProFusion

ProFusion was formerly the industrial products division of the RJF International Corp. The company was sold to an investor group led by ProFusion management.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10121054/pe-firm-sells-profusion
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Paratransit, Technology
New Video Details Renewable Propane Benefits

The Propane Education and Research Council shares information on a new energy source for fleets and its benefits.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10119433/new-video-details-renewable-propane-benefits
Categories: Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
New Disinfectant Designed to Kill Coronavirus

Madison Chemical’s MADISAN 75 is a surface sanitizer, disinfectant, mildewstat, and virucide designed to kill coronavirus, as well as other viruses and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10118438/new-disinfectant-designed-to-kill-coronavirus-1
Categories: Safety, Technology
[WEBINAR] School Bus Tech & COVID-19: The Challenge of a Modern Pandemic

Discover how school bus fleets are adopting technology to help manage the new busing reality.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10118411/webinar-school-bus-tech-covid-19-the-challenge-of-a-modern-pandemic
Categories: Management, Technology
Wi-Fi Equipped School Buses to Prepare Students for Homeschooling

As many schools across the U.S. close due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some districts are using Wi-Fi-enabled buses to ensure students have internet access.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112966/wi-fi-equipped-school-buses-to-prepare-students-for-homeschooling
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Zonar Partners With BusPatrol, Launches Fleet Health Solution Suite

The fleet management technology supplier partners with BusPatrol to provide school districts with its latest bus safety solutions. Zonar also introduces...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112958/zonar-partners-with-buspatrol-launches-fleet-health-solution-suite
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Zonar, NAPT Offer 2020 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant

Winners will receive up to $50,000 worth of Zonar fleet management technology.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112952/zonar-napt-offer-2020-don-carnahan-memorial-grant
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Technology

Knorr-Bremse AG is acquiring commercial vehicle steering technology supplier R.H. Sheppard Co. from Wabco for $149.5 million.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112909/bendix-parent-company-to-acquire-steering-tech-supplier
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
5 Telematics Optimization Tips for Greater Fleet Savings

Building a relationship with a proactive provider, focusing on core data for your operation and using it for regular driver coaching are some of the best...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10111968/5-telematics-optimization-tips-for-greater-fleet-savings
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Durham, Lytx Partner on School Bus Driver Safety Program

Durham School Services has seen improvements in driver behavior since deploying Lytx’s event recorders across its full fleet of 15,000 buses in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10112825/durham-lytx-partner-on-school-bus-driver-safety-program
Categories: Management, Technology
Using Wi-Fi on Wheels to Improve the School Bus Ride

From promoting safe connectivity for students to integrating Internet of Things capabilities, mobile connectivity solutions suppliers discuss how school bus...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009529/using-wi-fi-on-wheels-to-improve-the-school-bus-ride
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Pupil Transportation Experts Remain Open, Cautious as Autonomous Projects Advance

As projects and concepts for autonomous school vehicles move forward, they gather data on use and performance. Pupil transportation leaders see a long road...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009590/pupil-transportation-experts-remain-open-cautious-as-autonomous-projects-advance
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
NSTA Advocacy in Action  — The Intersection of Automated Vehicles and School Transportation

NSTA's executive director says that while the unique operating environment of the school transportation industry must be considered in the development of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009695/nsta-advocacy-in-action-the-intersection-of-automated-vehicles-and-school-transp
Categories: Safety, Technology
5 Questions: Todd Monteferrario on Transportation Policies, Autonomous Vehicles

The National School Transportation Association president discusses the new administration in Washington, the shortage of school bus drivers, and the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009706/5-questions-todd-monteferrario-on-transportation-policies-autonomous-vehicles
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Self-Driving Trucks Are Here — Could Buses Be Far Behind?

If autonomous school buses are in our future, they will still need a pupil transportation professional on board to keep an eye on the kids and to make sure...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009734/self-driving-trucks-are-here-could-buses-be-far-behind
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety, Technology
How Fleet Telematics Tools Help Track, Improve Driver Behavior

Real-time GPS tracking, video integration, and driver behavior algorithms are used to create tools such as driver score cards, reports, and alerts that help...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009750/how-fleet-telematics-tools-help-track-improve-driver-behavior
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology
Beyond Compliance: Rewarding Safety Programs

Several voluntary safety program best practices would be worthy of inclusion in a beyond compliance program. NSTA encourages FMCSA to utilize the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009786/beyond-compliance-rewarding-safety-programs
Categories: Management, Safety, Technology, Vehicle OEM
Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?

With advancements such as Google’s road-testing of self-driving cars, the notion is no longer relegated to episodes of “The Jetsons.”...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009916/will-ramped-up-vehicle-tech-bring-smarter-safer-school-buses


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