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Rel-Tek chases innovation in hydrogen gas sensors

The Pennsylvania-based company was approved for U.S. and Canada for its intrinsically-safe hydrogen gas sensor capabilities Bus propulsion options are always evolving. In the 1990s, gasoline and diesel fuels evolved to cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In the 2010s, all-electric battery buses were introduced. To extend […]

UTA makes equipment painting efficient with Accudraft system

When the Utah Transit Authority (UTA)’s onsite paint system reached the end of its useful life after 35 years, it was clear to UTA management that an upgrade was necessary. The original booth was designed for a semi-truck configuration, which limited the bay’s lighting as well as its utility for painting buses. Furthermore, it simply […]

Continental ‘TPMS – 2020 Vision’ Named Best Automotive Aftermarket Training Program

Continental, a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and developer of VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors, has received top honors for its comprehensive TPMS training program in the U.S. aftermarket. The program was named a Top 20 Tools award winner for 2020 by Motor magazine. Presented annually, the […]

Responding to the new normal in the transit industry

As various industries do their part to support social distancing measures, the “new normal” way of operating has posed challenges, and driven innovation. The transit industry is no exception, and as transit operators have continued to play a key role in supporting essential services and providing transport for those who need it, they have also […]

Collision Repair, Refurbishment, and Remanufacturing: Know Before You Go

Last month BUSRide Maintenance convened a remote meeting to discuss the intricacies of bus collision work, the benefits of refurbishment and remanufacturing, and the dangers of miscalculating major repairs. These are the results of that discussion. Our panelists: Ed Harmon – National Director of Operations, Southwest Region – ABC Companies Steve Walther – Collision Manager […]

Only EVIR® by Zonar verifies inspections and compliance

By Richard Tackett In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, safety — and, notably, sanitization — is paramount for bus passengers and transportation. Comprehensive maintenance and safety procedures are critical not only for day-to-day operations, but for the public’s faith in group transportation. The pre-trip vehicle inspection is of greater concern than ever before. Verifiability […]

Reduce Environmental Impact in Extreme Pressure Lube Applications with EcoLine®

Lubrication is an essential maintenance task that has to be done even in sensitive environments. Fortunately, it no longer has to follow the status quo of using polluting petroleum-based greases. Instead, maintenance crews can now make a lower impact on the environment by relying on Cortec® Corporation’s EcoLine® Heavy Duty Grease wherever an NLGI grade […]

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 […]