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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.


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.


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.


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.


Prepare now for stricter industry oversight


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


The Chickens Have Come Home

Regular readers of BUSRide have probably seen the plethora of industry talk in advance of the implementation of the CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System (SMS). While I’m not one to crow, “I told you so,” now that we are only a few months into the new measurement system, it appears the chickens have already come home to roost.


Take care with the Delta-P sensor on the E.G.R. System

Photo 1: The Delta-P sensor removed for a closer look.

As everyone knows, diesel engines now come with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation System (EGR) to help with pollution through the reduction of NOx. It does this first by adding exhaust gases to the air intake side of the engine to lower the combustion temperature.

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