The pandemic shined a spotlight on just how vital countless professions are for daily life. Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers were rightly heaped with praise. But the number of essential workers extends far beyond the medical field. One important role on that list is school bus drivers.
A bus unexpectedly breaks down. The fleet, which had already been spread thin, is forced to make timing and route changes. A tiny issue snowballed into a much bigger problem. The worst part is it all could have been avoided. Here are 5 useful tips to prevent a bus emergency.
So you're looking to buy a used school bus? If you typed “used bus for sale craigslist” into Google, then you may want to consider the pros and cons before beginning your search.
The number of electric school buses is on the rise. As reported by the World Resources Institute, more than 1,800 of these electric vehicles have been committed as of December 2021.
The reputation of diesel has come a long way. While some people still picture clouds of thick, dark smoke, the reality is diesel has improved by leaps and bounds in a short amount of time.
In November, President Biden signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law. In total, $5 billion was specifically designed to improve school buses. Districts across the country will have an opportunity to upgrade their fleet.
Emissions aren’t just an environmental issue. They’re also a school safety issue. To help spread the word, the EPA got creative by partnering with Scholastic to create a new book in a popular kids series called “The Magic School Bus Gets Clean Up.”
When do you think the first school buses were used? If you picture kids with poodle skirts and pompadour haircuts in the 1950s as the first ones to ride a school bus, you aren’t coming back far enough. The history of the school bus is longer and more interesting than you might think...
Before the temperature drops even further, take the time to ensure your bus is prepared. Being proactive now can help prevent problems down the road.
Whether you dream of designing a skoolie or simply need to transport a large group of kids, there are plenty of great reasons to buy a used school bus.
What makes the Saf-T-Liner(r) C2 Jouley(r) electric school bus different from other electric school buses in the market?
Technological advances continue to make buses safer. One of these newest advances, the Bendix Intellipark®, is now available for some Thomas Built Buses.