School Bus Fleet Magazine - March 2015

COVER STORY

Biloxi Bolsters Technician Training, Shop Efficiency

By Lisa Hudson

Requiring technicians to be ASE Master certified has helped Biloxi (Miss.) Public Schools keep its maintenance costs low and its vehicle in-service rate at 96%.

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FEATURES

Fleet Age for School Buses Averages 9.3 Years

SBF's annual Maintenance Survey also finds the avearge bus-to-technician ratio at 19:1, and starting pay for techs continues to rise.

Biloxi Bolsters Tech Training, Shop Efficiency

Requiring technicians to be ASE Master certified has helped Biloxi (Miss.) Public Schools keep its maintenance costs low and its vehicle in-service rate at 96%.

PARTS SUPPLEMENT

5 Tips to Streamline Parts Inventory Management

Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices.  Additionally, good housekeeping and strtegic organizing expedite jobs.

How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems

Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, serving the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.

5 New Products to Enhance Shop Efficiency

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note                           Snapshots                    The Last Word

Feedback                               Business Watch

Industry News                         Product Highlights

Shop Talk                              Advertiser Index

NAPT News & Views                  People

NSTA Advocacy in Action           Classifieds

School Bus Fleet Magazine - March 2015
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