SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
December 12, 2017
Iowa School Bus Fire Claims Driver, Student

The school bus driver and one student were the only occupants. Authorities say it appears that the driver had backed into a ditch when the fire broke out.

Minnesota Prosecutor Seeks Jail Time for Stop-Arm Runners

James Brue, a county attorney, has put two people in jail for a weekend and fined them $285 since the beginning of the school year, noting that education efforts don’t seem to be effective.

Near Miss When Commercial Van Reportedly Passes Stopped School Bus

The van is shown on video apparently passing the bus illegally just before two elementary school students cross in front of it in the Pennsylvania incident.

Photo Gallery: Crack Up at Our Latest School Bus Cartoons

SBF’s monthly “BUSting Up” cartoon targets the humorous side of pupil transportation. The June through December 2017 entries cover “green” buses, budget woes, and a giant stop arm.

Allison Transmission Promotes Global Marketing Director

Otto Szalavari is named managing director of global marketing for Allison, which supplies transmissions for school buses and other vehicles.

Think you know diesel? Think again. Sponsored by THOMAS BUILT BUSES

With advances in engine technology and fuel formulations, diesel fuel is comparable to any other alternative fuel in cleanliness based on 2017 EPA ratings. 

Portable Magnetometer

The FerroCheck 2000 series of portable magnetometers is designed to quickly and conveniently measure total ferrous wear particulates in lubricating fluids.

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