The Wayne Township School District in Indianapolis, IN has added 20 new propane-powered Blue Bird school buses to its fleet to replace older diesel-powered models. The new propane buses, supplied by the Transportation Division of MacAllister Machinery, make up the largest fleet of propane school buses in the state of Indiana. The district expects to […]
Eleven alternatively fueled school buses roll out for the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township. The fleet represents the largest deployment of propane autogas school buses in the state of Indiana.
The DeKalb Central Schools district is adding three new environmentally-friendly school buses to its fleet that leaders say will provide a safer and more comfortable experience. DeKalb Central is the first in the northern part of the state to add propane-fueled buses, a decision that’s becoming more popular nationwide.
Available in 2016, the new innovative model offers power, simplicity, and affordability
Even though ESC is not yet required as a standard feature on school buses, manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation has taken the lead in this safety innovation and is first-to-market with this feature.
Blue Bird had the lowest cost of ownership, lowest out-of-commission time, and the longest in-service life expectancy by 41 percent over the other brands.
Diagnostics now monitor not only engine functions but also emissions related components as well. In addition the range of acceptable performance has been narrowed and the number of systems being monitored has increased. All of this means that drivers will see more lights coming on in the dash and this can raise concern. This video will talk about what lights are “warnings” and what lights mean “safely stop the bus.”
This video describes the process and what a driver will see when regeneration is occurring. Also how a technician can do a forced regeneration if normal driving conditions don’t allow a passive regeneration to occur.
When a MIL light or other engine light comes on it is an indicator that a fault code has been logged. This video describes how to obtain the code number and brief description of the fault.
This procedure shows how to clear a fault when a fault condition has been corrected. This procedure won’t work if the fault condition still exists.