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BUSRide MAINTENANCE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

BUSRide MAINTENANCE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

BUSRide Maintenance connects with the BUSRide readers who want to know how their peers diagnose the problem and get it fixed. Focused exclusively on the best vehicle maintenance processes and management practices, we invite all qualified and experienced maintenance professionals in the bus transportation industries — maintenance directors, technicians and mechanics, as well as OEMs, equipment and parts vendors and training institutions — to contribute editorial content. BUSRide Maintenance wants is counting on your contributions for the most up to date commentary and advice on how to keep the equipment on the road and running safely — transit buses, motorcoaches paratransit vehicles, small bus shuttles and trolleys.

EDITORIAL GUIDELINES for contributing writers

Submissions may address any mechanical, technological, administrative, management and training issue and concern that affects bus and coach maintenance.

Focus on the specific, technical points of the topic under discussion, and demonstrate the knowledge and experience that will inform and guide our readers in their operations.

Articles can be:

A HOW-TO description of critical maintenance techniques and procedures

A review of best practices in a specific area of bus and motorcoach maintenance

Review and details of a maintenance event

A case study on a maintenance issue or concern relative to a particular area or region

A profile on an innovative or particularly unique aspect of the maintenance program

A discussion of workplace safety

Information from technical bulletins

Summaries of studies and white papers

Articles should be at least 550 words; 750 to 1000 at the most, and certainly never more than 1200.

Accompanying photographs and illustrations must be hi-resolution 300 dpi in a j-peg format.

BUSRide Maintenance also welcomes contributions for its six ongoing columns:

Maintenance Tip

Short, to-the-point, tried-and-true processes and techniques that get the job done.

A photo, brief description and bullet point steps that address any persistent maintenance situation in the shop or on the road.

Ask the Expert

What frequently asked question (FAQ) needs more attention? We are looking for experienced contributors to field questions within their area of expertise. Pose the question and give us the answer.

Maintenance Safety

Perhaps the most important topic that guides the maintenance arena; topics can include regulatory compliance and risk management; safe maintenance training, procedures and best maintenance practices that influence safety.

Shop Management

Advice and guidance for how to best manage the garage or maintenance facility safely, efficiently and profitable; work habits, parts and inventory management, tools and equipment maintenance and storage.

New products and services

Showcases new product and services available from manufacturers and vendors

Maintenance competition Roadeo Roundup

BUSRide Maintenance will extensively cover the competitive roadeo and maintenance competition scene that keeps technicians sharp and on their toes; coverage will highlight the teams and report on the problems, solutions and results.

Submissions from companies and vendors CAN NOT be blatantly or excessively promotional. Address and discuss proprietary products and services as they relate to maintenance solutions, supported with pertinent quantifiable information that can include technical data, case studies and test results.

Write the most accurate draft possible using proper English, spelling, grammar and punctuation. However, BUSRide editors are more interested in solid content and information and will work with writers on the final presentation.

Feel free to contact BUSRide editors at any time to discuss topics and story angles, and for answers to any questions. Are we missing something? Let us know.

David Hubbard, editor

BUSRide Magazine

BUSRide Maintenance

602 265 7600 ext 213

david@busride.com

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