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Did a Reader Survey Foreshadow Recent School Bus Stop Deaths?

The recent sudden spike in deadly school bus stop fatalities may prompt more examination into what really happened in each dreadful case. Those efforts may also help lead to the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:29

How Parents and School Bus Drivers Can Calm Autistic Students

Sensory sensitivity is a common characteristic of children with autism. Strange surroundings, loud noises, bright lights, and a lot of physical activity all can be overwhelming to autistic children. That…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 November 2018 10:54

School Bus Safety Frame of Mind

Important and timely conversations always take place at industry conferences, but none are as relevant as the ones on Saturday at the Kansas City Fire Academy.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:38

How to Find Alt-Fuel Stations

Have you ever wanted to find the exact locations of all 30,000 alternative fuel public filling stations in North America—and be able to zero-in on just one particular biodiesel station?…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:16

U.S. is Now the No. 1 Crude Oil Producer in the World

It’s official: The U.S. is now the top global producer of crude oil for the first time since 1973, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Energy Department. This…
  • Last modified on Friday, 14 September 2018 09:01

Diesel Prices Are Rising But Will Likely Fall After Christmas

The average retail price for diesel fuel in the U.S. has risen about two cents per gallon this week. Meanwhile, diesel vehicle owners/drivers are being told to expect the trend of high…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:16

Reflection on 120 Years of Diesel

No doubt that some vehicles and niche applications will find electrification a good fit, but for the bulk of the diesel sectors of the economy, nothing comes close.
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 August 2018 08:57

Biodiesel Simple Switch for School District Bus Fleets

The American Lung Association states that diesel emissions are a significant source of air pollutants that account for as many as 50,000 premature deaths in the U.S. each year, and contribute to the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:18

Replace, Refurbish or Retrofit Aging School Buses?

Is funding or capital the factors school districts or bus companies should consider for determining how long a school bus should be used? Is this the single most important consideration…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:31