School Bus Fleet

August 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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62 S C H O O L B U S F L E E T • A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 /LoveTheBus @ WeLoveTheBus LEARN THE FACTS TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL, YOU HAVE TO GET THERE School Buses Allow Students, Regardless of Background or Economic Circumstances, Access to an Education. Dashboard gauges, clusters are natural gas-compatible AMETEK Vehicular Instrumentation Sys- tems now offers natural gas-compatible versions of its dashboard gauges and instrument clusters, including its Universal Instrument Panel- Basic; Universal Instrument Panel-Message Center; Universal Instrument Panel-Specialized; Can-Communicator 2-inch Graphic Display, and several customer-specifc custom gauges and instrument clusters. The gauges and clusters can also be customized to specifc vehicles' requirements in minimal time and with no tooling costs, company offcials said. AMETEK Tool box is compact, work- ready The new Compact Pocket "Go Box" is work-ready, featuring 33 pro- fessional quality bits in a compact steel storage box, company offcials said. The tool box also includes a 35- piece ¼-in. bit set, a ¼-in. magnetic ClicFix bit holder and an extra fne 72-tooth ratchet. Wiha Quality Tools Enhanced high lift wheel dolly is stronger, taller The latest version of Stertil-Koni's high lift wheel dolly is stronger, taller and has a lifting capacity of up to 1,000 lbs., company offcials said. In addition, it is fully hydraulic and powered either pneumati- cally or by a 12-volt DC battery. For added durability and convenience, nylon rollers minimize maintenance and make the dolly truly mobile in the maintenance facility, ac- cording to the company. Stertil-Koni Obstacle detection system helps prevent backing accidents MobileTRAQ Vue now includes the SenseStat Obstacle De- tection Backing Sensor System. The low-cost SenseStat hard- ware add-on feature works with the MobileTRAQ Vue by dis- playing four zones behind the vehicle to help feets and drivers prevent backing accidents, company offcials said. The system automatically detects when the vehicle is in reverse and changes the display from monitor- ing the TireStat tire sensors to display- ing the SenseStat backing sensors. Mobile Awareness product highlights

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