In the Business of Preventing School Bus Fires

Student transporters discuss their needs and preferences for fire suppression systems to forestall safety threats. Suppliers of the systems also share the best things about their offerings, and inspectors give tips for post-fire procedures.

Extension for Calif. School Bus Child Alert Systems Up in Air

New emergency legislation to allow school districts an additional year to install electronic child alert systems to prompt school bus drivers to check for students at the end of routes is not moving forward — after the bill’s sponsor resigned office in response to sexual misconduct allegations.

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Authorities Question Maintenance Records in Iowa School Bus Fire

The Iowa school district at the center of the fatal Dec. 12 school bus fire that claimed the lives of the driver and a 16-year-old student said it was simply following directions from the state when it updated the vehicle's maintenance repair records weeks later to indicate out-of-service deficiencies were fixed.

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Cummins Filtration Introduces FleetguardFIT

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Cummins Filtration today announced FleetguardFIT, the first complete real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

MAHLE Service Solutions Introduces DataLogiq3

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — At last week’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), held in Detroit, MAHLE Service Solutions launched DataLogiq3 (DL3), a portable integrated computing device for electrical testing and module programming for end of line testing in vehicle assembly plants. With no batteries to replace, the device hooks to the steering wheel of a vehicle as it passes through the assembly line.