School Bus Fleet

August 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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63 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 • S C H O O L B U S F L E E T THOMAS BUILT BUSES HATS, MODEL BUSES AND MORE! Items available are subject to change without notice. For your nearest Thomas Built Bus dealer, call 336-889-4871 or visit us at TBB/MC-A-067. Thomas Built Buses is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Copyright © Daimler Trucks North America LLC. All rights reserved. Thomas Built Buses Inc., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company. Coffee Tumbler 1+: $6.95 Die-Cast School Bus 1+: $25.95 Reflective Cap 1+: $7.75 To order, please visit our online store at To speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call our Thomas Built dedicated program rep at 503-488-4441. As an alternative, you can email us at: Bus Glass and Windshield Distributors for All School Bus Manufacturers Same Day Shipping Customized Fleet Plans Large Inventory Dealer / Distributor Relationships Welcome Also Specializing in Thermopanes CALL TODAY! Proudly Celebrating 20 Years 800.934.3450 Hybrid undercoating offers improved corrosion resistance ValuGard Hybrid Technology Undercoating strikes a balance between fast drying solvent formulations and slower drying, more temperature sensitive, 100% water-based products, com- pany offcials said. Using new resins, the com- pany has created a coating with a darker fnish and less porosity so there is virtually no chance of moisture migration, providing better corro- sion resistance, a better gravelometer rating and improved sprayability, according to the supplier. Automotive International DVD instructs on pre-tripping a conventional school bus Indiana school bus driver Greg Beaverson has created a version of his "School Bus CDL Pre-Trip Inspection" DVD for conven- tional buses (the frst edition is for transit- style school buses). The program, designed for drivers preparing for the test to earn a CDL, shows the pre-trip inspection process and is broken down into several chapters that can be selected from the DVD menu. JCLi Studios Oil drain valve prevents accidental openings The new EZ Oil Drain Valve replaces the standard drain plug on all engines for clean and easy oil changes, com- pany offcials said. Just turn the lever to drain oil, and the lever locks closed to prevent accidental openings, according to the company. The valve comes with optional hose ends that allow easy hose con- nections to drain oil away from the engine. Global Sales Group Motor oils can extend component life, improve fuel performance Duralec Super motor oils are made for EPA 2007 and 2010 emissions-equipped diesel engines requiring the use of emis- sions-compliant oil. The motor oils are formulated to maximize component life, extend drain intervals and improve fuel per- formance, company offcials said. The synthetic formulation has high temperature breakdown resistance and low temperature pumpability to minimize cold induced startup wear, according to the company. Royal Purple

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