A single breakdown at the wrong time, an accident, or an incident can negatively impact your business, resulting in unhappy customers and bad publicity as well as hefty fines and legal action. May 1, 2019 The Latching Solenoid Valve Array can be used for on-vehicle applications such as on-chassis field expansions with no additional wiring or air supply. March 4, 2019 A transportation director works with a local college on an electric school bus repair program for high school students as the need for technicians to maintain these alt-fuel buses is forecasted to grow significantly. Roger, we changed the viscous fan hub primarily because it was leaking and the bi-metal spring was loose. The weather has warmed up this week so the problem is on the back burner right now. And not an uncommon problem, according to Ash, who says it's a moving part and close to the road.
Smith has sent a dozen technicians to the Freightliner facility for two-day training sessions. The Michelin man suggested rotating them when they start to cup to extend tire life. March 6, 2019 Fleet management software that offers comprehensive diagnostic and repair data, heavy-duty vehicle support stands, and an alternator that can increase service life are just some of the latest products designed to boost shop performance and productivity. We supply our technicians with the state-of-the-art equipment they need to provide the superior workmanship you deserve. If the driver can run out to lift the engine hood and turn off the coolant shut off valves to the cab they may be able to drive back to home base. That is the only way we can keep operating temps up. I believe I would replace the fan clutch.
The effectiveness of video training is hit and miss, however. On some occasions, Rice says he has hired instructors from a local community college to teach on-site classes. One of our major strengths is the expertise our skilled employees bring to our organization. February 27, 2019 The lighting system is designed to increase area-specific, under-vehicle lighting for greater shop safety and efficiency, according to the company. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Shop our selection of diesel engine parts for school buses, and experience the BulletProof reliability in your school bus fleet.
Local 15 News obtained copies of the latest state School Bus Inspection Exit Reports for both Mobile and Baldwin counties. The help you need to get back on the road quickly is always just a phone call away. We can handle any type of bus repair or service, from a simple oil change to performing a major engine overhaul. Looking at replacing the viscous fan hub original thinking it has too much drag. Just to help each other out and save time.
We are using virgin tires and recaps and have narrowed it down to the Fuel tech drive tread pattern from Bandag. The radiator shutters and winter front are closed at all times…the engine does not get up to the thermostat opening temperature along with the rad shutters. It works great drivers love them extra warm in the winter. We have had numerous recalls over the years and repairs to trouble areas. To buy the circuit board you have to include the combustion chamber which explains the cost. Last summer we purchased 12 Bluebird Vision propane units and so far the drivers love the heating of these bus without aux heaters. All orders receive fast shipping.
The alternative, sending mechanics to manufacturer training sites, strains budgets and work schedules. Both recaps or new tires do not make a difference with the cupping condition. Our 2013 Visions have seen an issue of not auto starting with the timers in the extreme cold below zero Last year they worked all season. Another training resource that is available in Sarasota is videotapes. This post is not intended to write negatively about Thomas buses…. We laser aligned the buses and reduced tire pressure because of the rough ride even with air ride suspension.
The tires get badly cupped and only last 10 to 12 months. Hi Will, glad you hear you changed over to school buses. With the engine off the Viscous fan hub can be turned by hand. Any help would be appreciated. March 7, 2019 Johnson talks about helping mechanics troubleshoot problems together, working to mitigate a mechanic shortage statewide, and the team effort involved in running the association. Alamo City Truck Service specializes in the repair and service of school buses.
Have you seen this problem before? Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants. The Navistar conventional bus with the coolant leak in the cab has happened to 3 buses… same year and specs. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations. We may drive a vehicle and your brakes may make noise or squeak and it still will have the stopping capabilities. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. Years ago a tire rep told me this is caused by torque flex of the diesel hp engines coupled with the auto transmissions in todays buses. .