School Bus Fleet Magazine - June 2014

COVER STORY

Alt-fuel school bus options are growing

By Kelly Aguinaldo

Manufacturers are meeting the demand for clean-burning, money-saving yellow buses by offering more powered by propane autogas and compressed natural gas, as well as all-electric units. Here’s a look at some of the school buses in development, on the market and in service at operations.

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FEATURES

Going Green: Alt-Fuel School Bus Options Are Growing

Manufacturers are meeting the demand for clean-burning, money-saving yellow buses by offering more powered by propane autogas and compressed natural gas, as well as all-electric units.  Here's a look at some of the school buses in development, on the market and in service at operations.

Going Green: Getting the Most Out of DEF

Understanding some basic facts about diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), such as its freezing point, the importance of using high-quality DEF and keeping it clean, and proper storage procedures, will go a long way in its efficiency in a selective catalytic reduction system.

Going Green: Emission-Control Technology Offers Low-Maintenance Solutions

Diesel particulate filters, mufflers and engine preheaters help school bus operators keep the air in and around their vehicles clean with minimal maintenance required.  Technology upgrades now allow for optimal operation and pre-programmable engine pre-heating in even lower temperatures.

Blue Bird Rallies in Fort Valley, Ramps Up Business

Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and business is on the upswing.  The company's total sales have increased about 40% from 2012 to 2014, and its propane school bus sales have multiplied.

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