Prestolite Motor’s Leading Starting Performance in Medium Duty Engines

NOVI, Mich. — Prestolite Electric is delivering industry-leading starting performance to the medium duty market with the PowerPro Extreme 5, an all-new 12V 4.5kW premium replacement starter from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems. The latest addition to the PowerPro Extreme range offers high-torque, high-efficiency starting power for 6- to 10-liter engines used in construction, fire and rescue, pickup and delivery, refuse and school bus applications.

What to do About the Increasing Complexity of School Bus Systems

For every school district, the key mission is to provide the best possible education for its children. Having well-qualified teachers is the main dependency to help them fulfill this mission. But there are a number of other functions which need to work seamlessly to make this happen. One of these functions is transportation for children every day from their home to school.

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Blue Bird FY 2018 2nd Qtr Results Up

MACON GA — Blue Bird Corp. (“Blue Bird”) (NASDAQ: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today its fiscal 2018 second quarter results. Blue Bird Corporation delivered higher revenue, up 4 percent from the prior year, positive net income of $1.8 million and solid Adjusted EBITDA of $10.0 million.  Positive earnings were delivered despite higher commodity costs.

Dallas-Area Districts Prepare to Select School Bus Contractor

As Dallas Independent School District prepares to take technology proposals from vendors to its school board this month, three other local school districts that formed a transportation cooperative in light of the dissolution of school bus provider Dallas County Schools (DCS), will soon select a new contractor for the coming school year.

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Technology to Support Every Student Need

Ask a group of student transportation drivers this question: “How many of you drive students with special needs?” You‘ll see a few hands go up from people who are thinking specifically of their assignment on a vehicle with a wheelchair lift, special restraints, or similar equipment. But then ask the same group, “How many of you drive a student with autism? With peanut allergies? A student who’s experiencing homelessness? A student in a difficult custody situation with pickup restrictions?” Eventually almost every hand will be in the air. When you dig into it, most of the students being transported to school every day have a unique need that the district and drivers must be aware of at all times.