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Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with Steve D. Johnson, Sr., product marketing manager, bus HVAC, at Thermo King about the latest advances in climate control technology.

Prevost services are good for business

Specialized training and UPTIME® agreements bring new dimensions By David Hubbard Resolute in its commitment to deliver the ultimate aftermarket experience to coach operators across the U.S. and Canada, Prevost offers the largest service network in the coach industry. Fifteen Prevost Service Centers strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with more than 175 […]

Understanding and adapting to operators’ evolving needs

With so many operators at so many stages of their business in the transportation industry, there are many different levels of needs to address. Every operator has had to start somewhere with the goal to grow their business or accommodate their riders’ needs. Small companies need partners that value them and want to help them […]

Dean Transportation trials real-time surveillance with Axis Communications

With nearly 1,500 school buses operating in more than 100 school districts throughout Michigan, security and surveillance is a paramount concern for Dean Transportation. Dean Transportation, formerly Special Transportation, was established in the early 1950’s by Eric Christensen. Christensen transported individuals affected by polio to Lansing, MI, area schools throughout the 1950’s and the early 1960’s. […]

Dealer update: the small & midsize bus market in 2018

BUSRide spoke with representatives from some of the nation’s leading bus dealers to hear their thoughts on the current state of the small and midsize bus market, new technological developments and growth opportunities for operators running these vehicles. The panelists for this discussion were: Eugene Hotard – executive vice president – Alliance Bus Group Josh […]

Collision repair, refurbishing and remanufacturing: electrical component damage

In this roundtable discussion, BUSRide Maintenance spoke with experts in the field of collision repair about electrical componentry – repairing, replacing and common pitfalls. Please provide a summary of your capabilities in electrical component repair. Jon Savitz: Our capabilities [at ABC Companies] in electrical component repair consists of diagnostic training which develops troubleshooting skills amongst […]

Public transit agencies could benefit from VW settlement

By Todd Mouw States will soon have access to a windfall of funds from the Volkswagen settlement. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a complaint against Volkswagen alleging that they violated the Clean Air Act. Volkswagen was found guilty and agreed to spend billions to settle these allegations, which includes a $2.9 billion Environmental […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Alternative Propulsion

BUSRide spoke with experts in the alternative fuel industry about making the switch from diesel: what operators need to know before doing so, financing and common challenges. Furthermore, they spotlight the factors driving innovation in this unique field as agencies make the sustainable transition to future technologies. José R. Castañeda – director, business development – […]

Vehicle-installed ELD vs. BYOD: Choosing the right technology for compliance

By Jenny Shiner As many businesses are aware, fleets across the United States will soon be required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to automatically track Hours of Service (HOS). Once you start researching ELDs, you will find that there are two main technologies available to meet compliance, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or vehicle-installed […]

5 wins for motor carriers and drivers: beyond compliance with ELD

By Todd Ewing Motor carriers and drivers alike have compliance on the mind with the deadline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate drawing closer. Many questions around the topic linger, but one of the most common questions has been “What’s in it for me?” But other than compliance and avoiding any […]