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NTI Accepting Applications for May 2020 Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop

The National Transit Institute (NTI) recently announced the next Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop, which will be held May 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Targeting senior-level transit maintenance professionals, the workshop curriculum will support the development of leadership skills, explore strategic maintenance planning, facilitate the sharing of best practices, and build a network of transit maintenance professionals. […]

Rotary Lift’s New ARO22 High-Capacity Alignment Lift Provides Flexible Repair Options

Rotary’s recently unveiled its new ARO22 Alignment Lift, now making it easier for shops to service a wider range of vehicles. This lift is one of the highest capacity, open-front alignment lifts on the market and can handle everything from passenger vehicles to larger work trucks. The alignment-ready lift has a 26-inch-wide platform runway with 40-inch […]

Stertil-Koni Unveils Comprehensive New Product Catalog

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy-duty bus lifts and truck lifts, recently unveiled a comprehensive new full color catalog showcasing the company’s award-winning portfolio of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, accessories and shop equipment. Available in both print and digital formats, the new catalog builds on Stertil-Koni’s established reputation for designing and producing heavy-duty vehicle lifting systems — and related equipment — with […]

Green Technologies Increasingly Used in Heavy-Duty Maintenance Facilities and Vehicle Servicing

As heavy-duty over-the-road vehicles increasingly go green — featuring hybrid, electric, CNG and hydrogen engines — a new industry overview has found that facilities maintaining these large vehicles are also turning to the latest eco-friendly equipment to keep pace. The findings, released by heavy-duty hydraulic bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni, illustrate how modern […]

Prevost celebrates the opening of its largest North American service center in California

Prevost opened its newest and largest Service Center in North America in Hayward, California, welcoming customers and local supporters for an afternoon of celebration on November 19. The opening was a major milestone for Prevost, representing the coast-to-coast reach of its industry-largest support network. The company said the new 67,000 square-foot service center in Hayward […]

What Can Telematics Do For My Maintenance Operation?

BUSRide Maintenance recently convened a group of industry experts to discuss the latest in telematics technology, and specifically how it relates to a well-running maintenance operation. Our panelists for this discussion were: Brian Nelson Engineering Manager ABC Companies Robert Hitt Director of Aftermarket Training North America Prevost Fred Fakkema Vice President, Compliance Zonar Systems Which […]

Montebello Bus Lines’ technologically advanced wash system with N/S Corporation

Montebello Bus Lines (MBL), the third largest municipal bus system in Los Angeles County, prides itself on exceptional, safe service, and well-maintained, clean buses. MBL provides annual trips to 8 million passengers in the communities of Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, La Mirada, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, […]

Vericom sets the standard for brake-system testing

By Richard Tackett with reporting by David Hubbard Vericom LLC has been providing precise, easy-to-use engineering test systems for 35 years.  In 1984, Roger McCumber, along with fellow ‘hot rod’ and drag-racing enthusiasts, wanted to create a device to test the speeds of performance cars and motorcycles. That lead to the development of one of […]

Are you considering the heat pump option for your all-electric HVAC?

What you need to know By Steve D. Johnson You can safely say that the heat pump conversation is “heating up” in the North America.  There is high interest and the queries come up in any conversation regarding climate control for battery buses. Why?  Because it makes sense for the zero-emission battery bus when heat […]

GRTC saves on fuel, maintenance with Thermo King screw compressor

Though the technology has been used in transit buses for 18 years – with upwards of 14,000 units still in service – Thermo King’s exclusive S616 Screw Compressor technology for bus HVAC has yet to see widespread adoption in the motorcoach market. Screw compressors offer efficient operation, longer life, less maintenance and more fuel savings […]