First Student, Bridgestone Sign 5-Year $110M Supply Deal

One of the largest international transportation providers joined forces with the world's largest tire and rubber good manufacturer when FirstGroup plc, the UK-based parent company to North American school bus contractor First Student, signed a five-year, $110-million supply deal with Bridgestone Tire Group. 

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Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bandag®, a business ofBridgestone Americas, Inc. dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retreaded tires, is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign designed to reinvigorate the retread category. Called Built for Better, the platform will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as an innovative, sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

April 2017

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The school bus industry continues to push the importance of WC18 and WC19 standards to provide complete securement safety to students transported in wheelchairs. National training at the vendor level and at this month’s TSD Conference aims to help spread the word. 

286 Miles of Tribal Road Gets a Facelift

PAGE, Ariz. – Most Navajo school bus routes in Arizona’s Coconino County are getting easier to navigate these days thanks to income from a county sales tax passed in 2014 for road maintenance. Students of the Navajo Nation will have a more comfortable ride and more reliable transportation to and from school, especially in inclement weather.

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Thomas Built Buses Announce New Tire Pressure Monitoring Technology

RICHMOND, Va. – Nov. 10, 2015 – Thomas Built Buses, along with Valor and Pana-Pacific, have announced a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as part of the new BusWiseTM suite of technologies. This will be a factory-installed option available for all new orders of the Saf-T-Liner C2 ® starting on November 11, 2015.

NTSB Unveils Sweeping Report on Tire Failure

Following a string of tire-related accidents that killed 12 and injured 42 in Florida, Louisiana, Arizona and California, the National Transportation Safety Board initiated a special investigation into the factors that contribute to tire failure that cause more than 500 deaths in the U.S. each year.

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