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Safety

Garage doors figure in the equation

Slow operating steel doors hamper buses leaving for their routes. Faster rubber roll-up doors save time and better protect personnel and equipment inside.

Rubber roll-up doors save time and money.

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Safety and comfort foam to frame

Innovative design and metallurgical research combine to build light weight and high strength into bus seat frames.

Vertical integration ensures safety and durability.

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Do not overlook this key to safety

The best maintenance advice to prolong the life of the tie down straps is to simply keep them clean.

Rockford Mass Transit advises paratransit technicians to inspect the restraint system.

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Natural light powers safety

Solar panels installed atop the lights at bus stops provide the advantage of less battery power and longer lasting service

NuTech National Solar provides sun-driver illumination.

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Clearer images avoid questions later

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Buses present high security risks because their public nature makes it difficult to screen each and every passenger.

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Understand safety management and liability relationships

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A citation handed out to a driver judged to have violated a documented law holds him accountable for his actions. Liability deals more with perceived contribution to an occurrence as opposed to violating a law.

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Prepare now for stricter industry oversight

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Two stories overshadowed all others in the bus industry in 2011: the implementation and realization of the new Safety Measurement System (SMS) and the resulting consequences and attention a string of unusually severe motorcoach crashes generated.

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CSA enforcement puts maintenance under the scope

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) CSA enforcement program is not just about the front office and the driver.

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Who exactly is safe?

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By Matthew A. Daecher The year 2011 continues to challenge the passenger transportation industry. The series of crashes that seem perfectly timed to keep the story fresh are having a negative effect on the image of the industry; not to mention the related fallout and pressure from the public, politicians, regulators and enforcement. Most of […]

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My use of single weight engine oil: A follow up

Photo 1:  A sample of the removed main bearings makes a case for single multi-viscosity engine oil.

This article brings to the attention of professional motorcoach operators that despite Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) recommending 15W-40 wt (multi-viscosity) engine oil in the S-60 engine, we use 40wt (XHD) oil with no problems at all.

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