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School Bus Sales Expected to be Flat This Year

A leading comercial vehicle data firm said it expects 2016 bus sales, including school buses, to be up by less than 1 percent, while production will fall by 2 percent.
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Feeling Salty?

Jason Johnson, the service equipment manager at Horseshead Central School District, not far from the New York-Pennsylvania border, said the biggest challenge with brake service is the winter elements. Along…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:57

California Senator Introduces Child Check Bill

Tony Mendoza, a senator from California representing the 32nd district, introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the state's school buses to have child reminder alarm systems.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:53

NASDPTS Announces Hughes Resignation

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) announced the recent resignation of Nikki Hughes as its administrative and membership services representative. Hughes was appointed to the…
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Webinar: Bringing the School Bus into the Classroom

A free webinar next week will to share details on how to best utilize the school bus and transportation staff to teach day-to-day ridership skills and safe practices that can…
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2016 16:31

Catching Problems Before They Happen

Diagnosing a health issue can be difficult minus the signs that something is wrong. That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to the sniffles and sneezes, as well…
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IDEX Corporation to Purchase Akron Brass, Weldon

IDEX Corporation is acquiring Akron Brass Holding Corp., parent company of school bus lighting and electronics manufacturer Weldon, for $224.2 million.
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DTNA Dallas Facility Aims for 'Record' Parts Distribution

Daimler Trucks North America opened its ninth Parts Distribution Center in Dallas recently to more efficiently service dealers and customers from its central location, a company spokesman said.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:49

Washington State Bill Promotes School Bus Seat-Belt Study

Washington State House of Representative passed legislation to proceed with a study on the cost and feasibility of equipping school buses with seat belts and harnesses.
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Georgia District Latest to Capture Video of Illegal Bus Passers

Forty school buses in Fulton County, Georgia, began capturing video this week of motorists illegally passing at student stops. But stop-arm violators are granted a one-month reprieve before citations will…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:12

Diesel Prices Reach All-Time Low

For the 13th straight week, the average price of diesel fell in the U.S., dropping 2.3 cents a gallon to just over $2. According to the Department of Energy, this…
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Pursuing Excellence

When Kelle Vos joined Auto-Jet Muffler, North America’s largest producer of after-market exhaust systems for the school transportation industry, he brought a commitment to ISO certification with him.
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Texas District Pilots Extended School Bus Stop Arms

The illegal passing of stopped school buses continues to be a common problem. In order to address it, McKinney Independent School District in Texas is piloting the use of extended,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:32