Diesel is the New Alternative Fuel

The dominance of diesel fuel has not waned in the school bus industry. Nearly 93 percent of all school buses purchased in the United States and Canada still operate on diesel fuel, despite a higher-than-ever focus on alternative fuel. New lower-emissions diesel engines gearing up for launch in just a few months are expected to further cement diesel’s position as the industry’s fuel of choice.

Alt-Fuel School Bus Grants: To Use or Not?

In exploring the topic of alternative fuels from the most recent School Transportation News reader survey, we identified a need to delve deeper into the role that grant projects are playing for school districts in offsetting new school bus purchases as well as the installation of fueling infrastructure.

More Propane School Buses Headed to Pennsylvania

Two rural school districts in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and a third suburban district outside of Philadelphia are splitting more than a half-million dollars in state alternative-fuel funds to purchase new propane school buses.

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Navistar Reiterates Annual Guidance with Q1 Results

Navistar reported a net loss of $62 million or $0.76 per share in the first quarter but remained on track with previously announced annual guidance following the close of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus alliance.

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Propane School Buses Back In Business in South Carolina

South Carolina's Department of Education (DOE) took receipt of the first propane school buses in the state since the 1980s with the purchase of 26 new Blue Bird Propane Visions destined for two local school districts.

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Blue Bird Says Q1 Earnings Indicate Modest Growth Ahead

Despite what he referred to as the softest quarter of the fiscal year, Blue Bird President and CEO Phil Horlock reported a 4-percent increase in total net sales to reaffirm full-year guidance of expected fiscal-year net sales between $980 million and $1 billion.

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