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Fact: Clean-diesel school buses are just as clean as, if not cleaner than, other fuel types based on EPA-regulated emissions, all while remaining powerful, reliable and highly efficient.

But just meeting standards isn’t good enough. You hear all the chatter about NOx levels and choosing a fuel type based on low NOx. The reality is that all fuel types (including…

Bigger is always better, right?  Especially in the automotive world, it’s often thought that a larger engine means more power, greater speed and faster acceleration.  In our world, larger engines equate to more power, not only for acceleration but for powering through steep inclines. So why would a school district opt for a 4-cylinder engine? That’s a question we’re hearing more and…

It’s an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to districts. Opinions abound on all sides of the issue.

A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel and, while compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, advocates contend that, after the initial cost is…

Since fuel costs typically represent more than two-thirds of school bus fleet’s annual operating expenses, it’s important to understand how to accurately estimate total fuel costs for your fleet. Doing so not only will enable you to budget more accurately for the year but also will allow you to make important purchasing decisions for your fleet based on products that help reduce your…

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