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Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

Think “heavy duty pit stop”

Compare the bus in the garage to a racecar in the speedway pit By Christopher W. Ferrone This story originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of BUSRide Magazine. Running an efficient garage operation is not as straightforward as it may seem, where safety, reliability, production and logistics come in to play at every step. […]

Luxury requires seat modernization

By Michaela Oberbauer The American motorcoach market has been in a state of rapid change this past decade, moving toward increased comfort, style and enhanced passenger experiences. Improved seating is a crucial aspect of coach interior modernization, and operators must keep the following factors in mind when selecting their “seat of the future:” A tapered […]

BUSRide WebinarPLUS: SelectCare Preventive Maintenance

In an interactive webinar presentation, BUSRide spoke with John Walsh, president of REV Bus Group, to discuss the new partnership and maintenance program by REV Group and Ryder. With the REV / Ryder Maintenance Program, REV customers gain access to industry-leading technology, an expansive facility infrastructure and some of the industry’s best-trained technicians. Sign up […]

Heavy-duty brake systems

BUSRide Maintenance gathered experts from some of the industry’s leading brake system and component manufacturers to discuss the advantages inherent to different brake systems; operating vs. acquisition costs; preventative maintenance; and extending brake life. The panelists for this discussion are: Brad Begley – vice president of sales – Webb Wheel John Wolf – senior sales […]

Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance gathered experts from the HVAC industry to discuss HVAC’s effect on bus efficiency, the relative advantages of different system types and how zero-emission technology is affecting air conditioning. The panelists for this discussion are: Chad Sleiman – chief executive officer – SanUVAire Gary Eubank – product manager – DCM Manufacturing Matt Lish – […]

Air-purification systems transform onboard environments

Utilizing UVGI technology, operators and agencies can provide cleaner air, longer HVAC life BUSRide Maintenance recently spoke with experts from SanUVAire, makers of an indoor air purification and surface sanitization system, about the benefits of Ultraviolet C (UVC) on transit and motorcoach environments, as well as the maintenance and lifecycle savings operators can realize for […]

Rough Roads ≠ Rough Rides

By Joel Badskey As part of my job, I have had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and Canada. With that travel I have been afforded the opportunity to experience a variety of foods, a myriad of festivals, the incredible diversity of cultures, and more twists and turns of the English language […]

The critical role maintenance plays in your overall success

  Many types of bus and motorcoach claims, including – but not limited to – bus fires, are often preventable. And while company management reflexively looks to the vehicle’s driver as the major responsible party in most accidents, the scope of any comprehensive internal investigation regarding claim causation needs to include the maintenance department. With […]

Overcoming battery charging imbalance

By Brad Bisaillon With the emergence of advanced electrical systems in today’s bus designs, reliance on batteries to power them has become increasingly important. These continually evolving electrical subsystems are putting a tremendous strain on the batteries that power them, so effective management of the battery bank’s charge and discharge characteristics are imperative to extending […]