Category: School Bus Maintenance

Tips for Encouraging Health & Wellness for Bus Drivers

Driving a school bus is not a very labor-intensive job, but over time being seated for so long can have an impact on the driver’s body. According to Gallup, a study of 14 occupation groups ranked transportation workers as having the highest obesity rate, 36%. While this statistic can be alarming, there are ways to combat… Read more »

School Bus Maintenance Tips for the Winter Months

Winters can be extremely harsh on school buses, so it requires a specialized maintenance plan for the added strain of cold air, ice, and snow. To keep your bus running efficiently throughout the entire winter, you need a specific winter maintenance plan that prevents problems unique to the season such as rust, tire slippage, or… Read more »

Maintaining Your Used School Bus

A used school bus is an investment that can be used in a variety of ways. School buses are purchased for bus fleets, home conversions, food truck conversions, party buses, and more. Because most used buses are operated daily, it is imperative to be sure each bus is safe and roadworthy.  With proper maintenance, your… Read more »

Cleveland School District Replaces 49 Diesel Buses With Propane Buses

Last month, the sixth-largest school district in the nation announced they would be adding a sizable number of propane autogas school buses to their fleet, but they won’t be the only district with propane fueled buses when classes resume in the fall. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio’s second-largest school system, announced they plan to… Read more »

Propane Buses Can Save You On Maintenance Too

Bus owners are turning to alternative fuels for a number of reasons, but the most common motive is savings. With the high price of gas, fleet owners are willing to try more experimental options for the sake of keeping their bottom line down. It just happens to be that these alternative fuels are also better… Read more »

FMCSA Issues Statement Regarding Third-Party Bus and Motorcoach Inspections

Many governmental agencies and school districts have been introducing new requirements mandating third-party safety reviews before doing business with bus or motorcoach companies. This is a reasonable decision and a plausible safeguard from any misleading salesmen, but last year the United Motorcoach Association wrote to FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro with concerns regarding the use of… Read more »

School Districts Are Turning To Propane Buses

When we talk about buses running on alternative fuels like propane, most people assume it is a DIY type system which is rigged up on an old bus. They couldn’t be further from the truth. Buses are steadily accepting alternative fuel systems on a large-scale level, and modern propane buses are anything but jury rigged…. Read more »

You Can Make Your Bus Run On Propane

Last week I wrote about buses that rely on electricity rather than traditional fuels, but I only touched on other alternative fuel options that have already been proven to have a huge benefit for bus owners across the country. While propane-powered school buses might not be as environmentally friendly as an all-electric bus, it offers… Read more »

Familiarize Yourself With Your Bus Dashboard With This Great Graphic

Every driver should be familiar with all the lights and signs on your dashboard, and this is doubly true for bus drivers. Most buses available have their own unique array of warning lights that can save you from causing severe damage to your vehicle. Investigating any lights flashing on your dash can also help keep… Read more »

Corrosion Protection Matters For Buses

Finding a great bus is important, but any bus will fall to pieces frighteningly fast without good care. You have to inspect and maintain your bus on a regular basis to keep it in proper operating shape and prevent your vehicle from going out of commission suddenly. None of this should come as a surprise,… Read more »