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The future of pupil transportation lies in connectivity. School buses are becoming more efficient, safer, easier to maintain and less expensive over the total lifecycle of the bus all because of advanced telematics.

 

What does the future of the school bus industry look like? With telematics, or the transmission of vehicle data back to the fleet manager, the future of pupil…

Detroit DD5 Engine

New clean-diesel school bus engines utilize cutting-edge technology, are 90 percent cleaner than they were in 2006, are more reliable and easier to maintain.

 

Diesel school bus engines are nothing like they were 10 or 15 years ago.  Today’s clean-diesel engines are more innovative and 90 percent cleaner than they were in 2006, and are becoming more innovative every…

Clean-diesel school bus engines today are now comparable to or even clean than alternative-fuel engines.

 

New federal emissions standards ratings released in 2017 for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including clean-diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards. In fact, new clean-diesel engines are now comparable to or…

Which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership?  There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Luckily, there are some truths that can be universally applied to determine what fuel type offers the lowest total cost of ownership for your school district.

 

It’s an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets.…

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