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Motiv, Collins Partner on Latest Type-A Electric School Bus

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Motiv Power Systems is equipping its electrified Ford E-450 EPIC-4 chassis for Collins Bus, and in the process, is further...

ROUSH CleanTech’s Electric Truck Has School Bus Potential

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — ROUSH CleanTech unveiled a new Class 6 and 7 electrified drive train on a Ford F-650 chassis that could eventually...

Blue Bird ZEV Electric School Buses Make Rounds Nationwide

Blue Bird provided an update on its national tour of it’s new zero-emission electric school bus options, which student transporters in six states have...

NYSBCA Calls for School Bus Safety Knowledge Requirement for Driver License...

LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York School Bus Contractors Association is calling for the passage of legislation that would mandate the addition of a...

Allison Transmission Says Fuel Economy Increased for 1000 Series & 2000...

INDIANAPOLIS — Allison Transmission today announced availability of its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series. Referred to as xFE,...

Allison Transmission Nine-Speed Automatic is Destined for School Buses

School buses will be among the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that will benefit from a new nine-speed, fully automatic transmission that targets reduced...

Motiv Power Systems to Power 13 All-Electric School Buses in Zero-Emission...

FOSTER CITY, Calif.  –​ Motiv Power Systems, in partnership with Type-A school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing zero-emission school buses to the Sacramento...

Blue Bird Announces New Allison Transmission FuelSense 2.0

Blue Bird announced that it is equipping its school buses with the new FuelSense 2.0 software update from Allison Transmission to optimize fuel economy...

Volkswagen Truck & Bus Enters N.A. Market with Navistar Alliance

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6 percent equity stake in Navistar, as the two companies entered into a technology collaboration and procurement joint...

School Buses Target of New Electrified Drivetrain Project

A new heavy-duty electric drivetrain specifically designed for school buses and transit buses is being tested this fall with the promise of increased performance,...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...