It’s the oldest joke in the sales business: “Good, fast and inexpensive. Pick any two.” But, two out of three isn’t enough for school bus fleet managers and mechanics, especially when it comes to essential parts like radiators.
Sixteen teams demonstrated correct technique in pre-checks, child restraints, wheelchair securement, student management, driving skills and evacuation in the 2018 TSD Conference Roadeo, which was presented by School Transportation News and wheelchair securement supplier Q’Straint/Sure-Lok and co-sponsored by ALC, BESI, Inc., IC Bus, REI and Ricon.
RENTON WA — In 2017, PACCAR Parts set a new record with over 16 million global order lines shipped from its distribution centers. Through state-of-the-art supply chain systems and technology, PACCAR Parts “delivered impressive levels of order fulfillment” to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers, and TRP Stores around the world in 2017.
Industry icon George (Ed) Donn recently retired from school bus video surveillance and management company 247 Security, Inc. to conclude a 43-year career in student transportation. Career highlights include a place in the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s Hall of Fame, as well as a Distinguished Service Award.
It’s business as usual for Safe Fleet and its transportation fleet brands following an announcement of a pending sale to Oak Hill Capital Partners.
School bus manufacturer IC Bus announced prior to Christmas that it will continue to offer a standard seven-year, unlimited mile warranty in 2018 for the Allison Transmission 2300, 2350, 2500 and 2550 Pupil Transportation Series (PTS).
The parent company of Thomas Built Buses announced that it is making its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology with the aim of keeping costs down for customers, while increasing their vehicle uptime.