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Cat 3116 Engine Synchronization Video Tutorial

Cat 3116 Diesel Engine Setting Synchronization is a multi-step operation and requires the Cat Tune up Kit. Some standard hand tools will work but most of the setting tools are specially…
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Q&A with ROUSH CleanTech on Propane School Buses

Last month while at the School Transportation News EXPO in Reno, Nev., I learned about the new 98-gallon propane tank we will be seeing on some of Blue Bird's school…
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Tips from a Leader

Pete (Meslin) and I are committed to passing on "tips" via this blog, even when those tips didn't originate from our own experience. I read an Aug. 10, 2013 New…
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Used School Bus For Sale

Choosing a used bus for sale can be a difficult process if you don't know where to look. Ebay is by far the best resource for finding any kind of…
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Shared Services as the New Duct Tape?

Recent news from across the country has shown that the trend in shared services has quietly continued to expand and evolve. 
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Are Green Rub Rails a Controversial Or Good Idea?

As more and more alternative fueled vehicles hit the road, we still haven't really seen an industry standard that identifies these vehicles easily for first responders. Little hybrid, propane, or…
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Roundup: Questions on Healthcare Overhaul?

The June edition of School Transportation News included an article on what requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) and the Health Care and Education Reconcilation Act…
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The Power and Folly of Sorry

As I stood waiting in line to register at a hotel, I had time to think about the often uttered but seldom meant "I'm sorry." Contrary to Elton John's assertion…
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Repeat Performances: A Rant

Sometimes a school transportation director or manager who has been to one or more of my presentations pays me the ultimate compliment: "You've made a difference for kids." What more…
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School Bus Garage Photos

I've been taking photos in our school bus garage since 2005 and didn't want them to go to waste so here is a short video with random pics. There's everything…
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You: The Safest Driver For Your Route

There is a comment that was made when I started driving bus and it is said to every new bus during our training process. The comment is, "The safest person…
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Preparing Students for the World Beyond

We frequently urge school transportation professionals to see themselves as an integral part of the education process. At the same time, I often become aware of drivers' reluctance to comment…
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