The clock is ticking for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to submit plans for receiving their portions of the $2.7 billion VW Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund.
Thomas Built Buses displayed its first school bus equipped with the new Detroit Diesel DD5 diesel engine at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
ROUSH CleanTech’s Clean School Bus program informs states on the maximum emissions reduction and monetary savings that they could achieve based on the VW Trust funds they allocate to replacing school buses.
STEVENSVILLE, Md--Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced the introduction of a new accessory – the differential adapter – that has been specifically engineered to safely and easily lift vehicles by the rear differential using the company’s popular state-of-the-art high pressure telescopic piston lift, the DIAMONDLIFT.
The new offering from Stertil-Koni is ideal for lifting – and servicing – small, medium, and large pickup trucks, as well as smaller school buses, with a maximum axle weight of 10,000 lbs. The adapter is an ALI/ALCTV certified accessory for all models of DIAMONDLIFT.
Here is how it works:
Noted Matthias Lennemann, heavy duty inground lift sales manager at Stertil-Koni USA, “This new adapter presents an exceptionally flexible lifting approach for small, medium, and large pickup trucks, as well as smaller school buses. What’s more, lifting in this manner provides busy fleet technicians with complete access to the undercarriage of the vehicle.”
The DIAMONDLIFT, known for its optimum flexibility, productivity, durability and environmental containment – has a lifting capacity of up to 35,000 lbs. per piston (depending on model), or a total of 140,000 lbs. in the four-piston configuration. The DIAMONDLIFT is available in two versions: “cassette” and “frame,” with the latter being ideal for use with existing concrete pits and/or retrofit situations.
The DIAMONDLIFT also delivers:
“Speed, efficiency and safety are essential to achieving top performance in today’s vehicle maintenance shops. That’s why the DIAMONDLIFT is so well suited for today’s busy, demanding maintenance facilities that service heavy duty vehicles,” concluded Lennemann.
Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck lifts – and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column lifts, two-post, four-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni is especially well known for its portable lifts (mobile columns) and high-performance inground and platform lifting systems. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois. Be sure to visit our APTA Expo booth #6633 in Hall C, October 9-11 at Atlanta World Congress Center.
Innovations in diesel engine technology are powering some of lowest school bus emissions in the industry. Manufacturers such as Detroit and Cummins are leading the charge with groundbreaking advancements that are ensuring clean air for drivers and students, and more efficient, easier-to-maintain buses for fleet managers and maintenance technicians.
Utilizing the same engine power school buses rely upon, Cummins pulled back the curtain on a Class 7 truck to demonstrate the company’s range of technologies, including the first electrified commercial truck, that offer a glimpse of future school bus power solutions.
TULSA, Okla. – August 28, 2017 – IC Bus recently concluded the 2017 summer semester of IC Bus University technician training by celebrating this year’s 257 graduates at the company’s Tulsa Bus Plant in Oklahoma. Comprising of IC Bus customer technicians, the Class of 2017 represents the tenth cohort to successfully complete the company’s factory training program and join a group of more than 2,000 alumni.