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Access Services trials the RSX suspension by MORryde

For the customers of Access Services, the paratransit service for Los Angeles County’s 45 public fixed-route transit operators, ride quality is of paramount importance. To that end, Rick Streiff, Access Services’ Senior Manager of Fleet Design, Maintenance and Safety, said that factory-stock suspension systems are simply not an option for the agency. “Our fleet is […]

Stertil-Koni Debuts Customizable “G-Series” Mobile Column Lifts

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced the launch of its new “G-Series” Mobile Column Lifts — engineered to solve the challenge of heavy lifting applications that demand special lifting adapter configurations with uniquely customized pick-up points. The “G-Series” builds on Stertil-Koni’s established expertise in engineering Mobile Column Lifts, recognized for delivering […]

Hendrickson Supplies E-One with Suspensions for the AT ARFF Vehicle for the U.S. Air Force

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems and E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, announced the start of deliveries to the United States Air Force of the newly designed E-ONE TITAN® 4×4 Air Transportable (AT) ARFF P-19C vehicle equipped with Hendrickson’s Long Travel Trailing Arm Suspension. E-ONE’s contract is currently for 49 air transportable ARFF vehicles. Hendrickson’s […]

Wheel Dolly Minimizes Back Injuries in Maintenance Facilities

While statistics show that 80% of adults will experience a back injury in their lifetime, and that more than one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace each year, one progressively designed apparatus in the arsenal of shop equipment is emerging as a key player to help reverse the tide. This is especially true […]

Stertil-Koni Achieves Major Milestone with 1000th ECOLIFT

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that it has recently produced and sold its 1,000th inground scissor-style ECOLIFT — made at the company’s U.S. manufacturing facility, Stertil ALM, located in Streator, Illinois. First introduced in 2005, the ECOLIFT has set new standards in heavy-duty vehicle lifting by virtue of its unique […]

What to look for in a paint booth

By Guido Pippa Painting large buses and rail cars is quite different than the automobile painting found at normal collision repair centers. There is no one-size-fits-all method for painting large equipment Here are some key details to look for when spec’ing a paint system for your application. System and project quality The overall quality of […]

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 […]