School Bus Fleet

September 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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22 S C H O O L B U S F L E E T • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 SBF's Equipment Survey fnds that 96% of operations run some or all of their buses on diesel, while propane is the mostly widely used alternative fuel. Our report also uncovers continued growth in stop-arm cameras. BY THOMAS MCMAHON, EXECUTIVE EDITOR 0 20 40 60 80 100 2014 EQUIPMENT SURVEY Photo by John Fahey Which fuels do you use? Nearly all (96%) of the operations surveyed run some or all of their school buses on diesel. As for alternative fuels, the most widely used among survey respondents (8%) is propane. Diesel Propane Gasoline Biodiesel Compressed natural gas Hybrid-electric All-electric 34% 8% 5% 5% 1% 0.5% 96% Fuel type Percentage of respondents Diesel Still Dominates

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