Does something look different? It sure does. Introducing SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions, previously SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Products. With not only a new name, logo and leadership, SoundOff is bringing more solutions to their customers by providing a wider range of products that drive higher visibility, improve cost efficiency, and ultimately promote safety.
It's an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must have the lowest total cost of ownership. And compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, but advocates contend that after the initial cost is recouped, the savings on CNG fuel contribute to a low total cost of ownership.
Highway Safety Specialist Jeremy Gunderson informed attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Conference earlier this month on safety initiatives currently being worked on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During the annual National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services Conference earlier this month, Laura Duguid, qualitative research assistant for Doyle Research Associates, Inc., shared the results of an American School Bus Council survey designed to learn parents' thoughts on their children riding school buses.