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Not always about hard hits

These four experienced specialists equip their shops more than the average maintenance facility in preparation for the worst that can happen, but spoke with BUSRide about what else goes on in their shops.

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Volvo D13 delivers more with less

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The Volvo D13 diesel engine represents a significant step in fuel efficiency, emissions compliance and driver convenience for North American motorcoach operators.

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Seven reasons to embrace hybridized energy storage

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Advantages of pairing ultracapacitors with batteries outweigh the drawbacks By Brendan Andrews A number of factors in play for engineers considering hybridized energy storage may raise questions over the complexities and of increased costs for dual-storage systems. The electronics required for balancing separate batteries and ultracapacitors in one component may also be a concern. The […]

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What operators need to know about Lumen ratings

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Understanding the difference between raw and effective output is critical By Ryan Mayrand In LED lighting technology, Lumens are the standard unit of measure used to describe how well a light source will illuminate objects. Because operators typically rely on output to evaluate LED lights, many manufacturers prominently tout high lumen numbers on product literature. […]

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TRANSPO turns to RNL for sustainable maintenance and operations facility

The interior of TRANSPO’s maintenance facility.

In 2007, TRANSPO (South Bend Public Transportation Corporation of Indiana (TRANSPO) turned to RNL, Maintenance Design Group, and Forum Architects, Denver, CO, to design and build

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ABA answers FAQs on DEF

The American Bus Association (ABA), Washington D.C. offers its Urea & Diesel Exhaust Fluid Users Guide for operators and service technicians.

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Panel corrosion repair made easy

At Chicago Sightseeing Company we do everything we can to keep our motorcoaches for a 20-year life cycle, which means adhering to our strategy to keep our vehicles in safe and good condition. Panel corrosion will always be a situation we, like all operators, must face and repair. Over the years we have come up with an easy and perhaps obvious solution to this problem.

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Front tire failures— the rest of the story

A front tire failure can cause the motorcoach to be either extremely difficult to control or uncontrollable entirely. There is always the possibility of a catastrophic accident. A careful examination of the variables and practices that affect the control of a motorcoach can reduce the incidence of front tire failures.

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Clean is just good business

Going clean is the easiest and most cost effective way to attract and retain the best customers. A washed vehicle encourages drivers to drive safely and maintain the vehicle. Technicians are prone to take more time under a clean vehicle to perform the necessary preventative maintenance. Regular washing with an effective system extends the life of the bus and helps hold its value.

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5Star Speciality Products 2010 Safe Driver Hall of Fame

The call is out to nominate drivers for the BUSRide 2010 Safe Driver Hall of Fame. Presenting sponsor 5Star Specialty Products, Melbourne, FL, says safe driving over the course of a career that may span three million miles requires the highest standards in every facet of the job, from driver behavior and passenger awareness to exacting vehicle maintenance.

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