Every day school districts must stretch tight budgets in today’s economy. But the decisions school district officials make in terms of selecting school buses have a profound effect on many critical issues: students’ well-being, taxpayer-supported district budgets, staffing and personnel, and even the quality of air that people in a community breathe.
Fleet operators across a broad range of industries are faced with difficult and potentially costly decisions about how they will fuel their vehicles in the future. The long-life nature of these assets makes the decision on fuel choice one that a fleet manager, transportation director and organization, an very consequential one.
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) launched the company’s latest innovation in diesel fuel, REG Ultra Clean™ Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California on Tuesday.
When choosing what kind of fuel type your buses will use in your fleet, infrastructure is a large part of the decision-making process. There are costs to consider, as well as space and training your bus drivers and mechanics need for how to safely use new fueling or charging stations. The interesting part of infrastructure is that some fuel types have infrastructure that comes at little to no cost to you—and most providers will provide free training.
Careful Bus of Brooklyn just brought hybrids back after a successful pilot test of a retrofit package for gasoline-powered, Type-A school buses.
TACOMA, WASH. — International Truck and IC Bus are showcasing the industry’s only fully integrated electric school bus, the chargE™, at this year’s Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE). Additionally, IC Bus will host a ride and drive with chargE for conference attendees at the Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, on Thursday, April 19, at 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. PDT.
MACON, GA. — Blue Bird recently celebrated its 2,500th gasoline school bus sale. Over the past two years, sales of Blue Bird’s gasoline school buses have grown substantially, due to their low upfront costs, maintenance savings, cold weather startup, heating capabilities and public fueling accessibility.