SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
July 17, 2018
Students Injured When Pickup Truck Strikes School Bus

The Colorado State Patrol says the truck driver fell asleep and drifted into the opposing lane and hit the bus, which rolled.

Electronic Stability Control Now Standard on IC School Buses

New CE and RE Series diesel buses with air brakes feature ESC and collision mitigation technology as standard. ESC will be available for IC's propane and gasoline buses with air brakes in 2019.

Thomas Built Buses Makes Electronic Stability Control a Standard Feature

ESC will be standard on all new Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel and CNG school buses produced on or after July 23.

‘No Transportation Zone’ Expanded to 1 Mile at Indiana High School

The move is expected to free up more buses for middle and elementary school service at Greater Clark County Schools.

New Engines Increase Ease of Maintenance and ROI of School Buses Sponsored by THOMAS BUILT BUSES

With new state-of-the-art diesel engines, school districts can now measure engine health, prioritize maintenance needs and decrease their total cost of ownership in a way that has never before been possible.

School Bus Seating Veteran Tony Everett to Retire

Everett joined HSM with the acquisition of seating supplier C.E. White in 2012. At the end of July, he will step down from his division president role.

Transfinder to Release School Bus Routing System Upgrade

The supplier’s Routefinder PLUS will provide access to advanced geospatial and routing engines and a catalog of detailed maps.

Thomas Built Buses Debuts Pedestrian Detection Prototype

When a pedestrian is detected, the system will alert the driver on an in-cabin tablet as well as through caution lights on the cross-view mirrors.

Preventive Maintenance Checklists: Key to Thorough School Bus Repairs

A veteran shop manager and technician shares advice on creating a checklist that catches the little things and helps to make complete repairs.

SOS Alert Device

The Mobile Defender – Model S is a small device that employers can give to employees to use as a panic button during their shifts.


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