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ASK THE EXPERT

“What can I do to be more proactive in maintaining the transmission and diagnosing problems?” Here at Dartco Transmission we begin our diagnosis by asking a series of basic questions before any of our technicians move forward with any necessary repairs. We find it surprising how customers will tell us say they indeed performed a […]

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Maintenance Facility Design

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Best repair bay configuration By Mark Ellis Considering a new bus maintenance facility? The highest impact decisions you make may be related to the bus repair bay. A well-designed bus repair bay enhances your operation and the effectiveness and efficiency of your maintenance technicians. As such, your design professionals need to consider the types of […]

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Think “heavy-duty pit stop”

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Think “heavy-duty pit stop” Compare the bus in the garage to a racecar in the speedway pit By Christopher W. Ferrone Running an efficient garage operation is not as straightforward as it may seem, where safety, reliability, production and logistics come to play at every step. A simple and concise approach might be to compare […]

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How to remove and install windshield glass

Vacuum cups provide the easiest way to handle the windshield as they give leverage points for working the windshield into the gasket.

How to remove and install windshield glass Coach Glass says this do-it-yourself method saves from subletting the job. By Jamie Glazebrook Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2011 edition of BUSRide Maintenance. Not everyone enjoys working with over-sized pieces of glass. Because of the slim margin for error, a great number of […]

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Focus On: Brakes

Bus calipers: Why rebuild? Better ask: Why not? By John Kirkpatrick In this era of throwaway parts and appliances that cost more to fix than to replace, the repair and remanufacturing of otherwise perfect goods has become somewhat of a lost art. In the case of brake systems for buses, calipers are safety components which […]

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Maintenance Facility Design

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Multistory bus operations and maintenance facilities By Jon Holler Site selection for a bus operations and maintenance facility is often governed by available parcels relative to routes or other facilities in the system. These criteria often result in less than favorable site conditions for configuring an efficient and functional building. In some situations, the most […]

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ABC Companies advocates technology training

ABC Companies advocates technology training Technology has become an integral aspect of bus maintenance – and ABC Companies is leading the field in technician training Quick – name a single aspect of bus and motorcoach technology that hasn’t changed in the last five years. Chances are you can’t. In a way, that’s a good thing. […]

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Preparing for Winter

Critical areas of cold-weather maintenance Extreme winter temperatures require cooling system attention By Peter Woyciesjes, Ph.D. As we face the winter of 2016, we can reflect back on the prior year as the poster child for the importance of preparedness. States west of the Mississippi river experienced unusually warm weather. Conversely, February 2015 was one […]

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Parts & Service

PLAN ON IT: The merits of preventative maintenance By MCI Parts, Service and Support Business In this day and age of rising expenses and tight profit margins, there is ample reason for fleet managers, even those with just one bus, to examine their preventative maintenance (PM) practices. Have a plan If there are so many […]

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See and be seen: a guide to headlight-aiming

See and be seen: a guide to headlight-aiming By Motor Coach Industries Drivers see this often: an oncoming vehicle coming down the highway with one headlight shining where it should, the other cockeyed, glancing to the side or in the driver’s eyes. Headlights are meant to aim at a well-defined point down the road. Here’s […]

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