March 2011

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STN March 2011

COVER STORY: Have you already jumped on board the social networking bandwagon? Or have you resisted the trend? Either way, we all still network in one way or another. This month, we launch STNSOCiAL, a unique partnership that tailors all of the social networking bells and whistles solely for the benefit of the school transportation industry. What started as a concept to unite the school bus technician community quickly grew into an invaluable tool for all.

TOP STORY:
No Idle Promises Made When it Comes to School Bus Engine Shutoffs

SPECIAL REPORT:

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel: Changing the Future of Our Environment
With EPA regulations in effect, how does ULSD affect school bus operations going forward?

HEADLINES:

Barcodes, System-Controlled Parts Help School Bus Operator Streamline Maintenance Operations

School Bus Lift Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Michigan’s School Bus Inspection Program Feeling the Pinch

How Preventative Maintenance Drives School Bus Tires

FEATURES:

Training on the Super Highway
More and more transportation departments are looking to the World Wide Web for answers to mechanical questions

Tallying the Tech Trends
STN survey looks to the technicians and mechanics for an overview of the industry

Profiling Pioneers in Alternative Fuels
We take a look at some districts that are going out of their way to go green

ANALYSIS:

In the Rearview Mirror: 2010 Legal Year in Review

BOOK REVIEW:

‘Together We Can Make a World of Difference’ a Tool for Bus Drivers

 

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