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Navistar, Technical Schools Address Garage Shortage

Amid a growing school bus and truck driver shortage nationwide, transportation garages are also suffering from a lack of skilled workers. Navistar announced a new partnership that addresses the latter.

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Dawson Named GM of Vehicle Service Group

MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson as vice president and general manager of the Americas, effective Dec. 1, 2018. VSG is the parent company of 13 leading brands in the vehicle lift, wheel service and collision repair markets. Those include: Rotary, Chief, Forward, Ravaglioli and Direct-Lift. Dawson takes over from Matt Webster, who is retiring after 35 years with the company.

Blue Bird Propane School Bus Certified as Ultra-Low NOx

The U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board recently signed off on the Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus that is powered by a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel injection system and Ford 6.8L engine. They emit only 0.02 grams per brake horsepower hour, the lowest levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) that are available from any Class 4 through 7 propane vehicle.

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Renewable Diesel Grows in Popularity for School Buses

Transportation directors at Vista Unified School District in Southern California and Eugene School District 4J in southwest Oregon share why they made the decision to switch to renewable diesel for their fleets of school buses.

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High Resistance to Low Rolling Resistant Tires

Low rolling resistant tires, or LRRTs, were first developed for the over-the-road trucking industry in response to increased federal scrutiny over corporate average fuel economy for commercial vehicles. So why aren’t more school buses using them?