Maintenance

NHTSA Calls Hearing Regarding U.S. Bus Recalls

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a notice of public hearing today on the Federal Register to determine why TCI has neither remedied 15 vehicle safety recalls vehicles manufactured by the old U.S. Bus nor notified bus owners, purchases and dealers of fixes under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

NTSB Publishes Recommendations to Thwart Braking Mistakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board published its Sept. 1 report and recommendations on avoiding brake pedal misapplication in commercial vehicles including one that urges school districts to use recent crash investigations to re-evaluate student loading and unloading procedures.

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Maintenance

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Just as important to the safety of school buses is the maintenance than keeps these vehicles in tip-top operating condition. With state budgets increasingly being hurt by current economic situations, proper maintenance schedules can quickly identify and fix vehicle maintenance issues is of paramount concern for both school districts and private bus companies. Vital to this is the school bus inspection program, not only by drivers to make sure the school bus is ready to pick up and drop off children but to report potential problems to the maintenance staff. An ongoing training is a must.

This section contains information on why school bus maintenance is important and provides links to organizations that can help school bus operators increase their knowledge.

Check back frequently as STN will be adding more content to help school bus operators understand how they can benefit from maintenance programs.

 

 

No More Power Stroke Diesel Engine for Ford

DEARBORN, Mich. — The future of Ford school bus chassis with diesel engines remained uncertain as the automaker and Navistar announced that they will end their partnership on the Power Stroke engines for Ford vehicles.

Texas Team Takes Home 2009 Roadeo Crown

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeffery Brown and Deanna Mallow of Kileen, Texas, took home the first place trophy after a hotly contested 2009 National Special Needs Team Roadeo during the Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers 18th National Conference & Exhibition.