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Clean-diesel today isn’t what it was 10 or 15 years ago and, in fact, it’s still the best long-term solution for most districts.

With so much talk about alternative fuels today, diesel has become a dirty word – literally. Districts running a diesel fleet are starting to feel the pressure to switch to something cleaner and greener, if only just to keep up with the buzz of the…

Many fleets have been eyeing propane-fueled vehicles over the past few years as viable alternatives to their aging diesel-powered buses. Tighter transportation budgets, paired with aftertreatment maintenance issues have caused fleet managers to rethink diesel and look for alternatives that are more cost-effective, cleaner and easier to maintain.

“Nowadays, fleet managers are looking…

The school bus industry is a traditional industry. To be honest, manufacturers in our industry don’t always get the cutting-edge technologies first. We usually get the best technologies handed down from the auto and commercial transportation markets. But every once in a while, we get to be on the cutting edge and to pave the way for revolutionary future technologies in…

As a result of several recent school bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommend that manufacturers install electronic stability controls on all buses.  Why is electronic stability control important and what exactly does it do?

In a nutshell, electronic stability control assists school bus drivers…

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