29 Nov '16, 6pm

Preparing #schoolbuses to withstand winter elements is a year-round job for many student transporters. @STNMagazine

Preparing #schoolbuses to withstand winter elements is a year-round job for many student transporters. @STNMagazine

Daniel Schultz, transportation director for the Southeast Polk School District in Iowa, said his garage crew starts its winter maintenance activities during the summer months. But the real first steps begin during the bidding process, when Southeast Polk orders double-pane windows and undercoat rust protection. “One of the things we do when ordering buses is look to prevent problems,” he said. “We try to prepare all our buses by ordering them with winter in mind. Because our replacement schedule is 18 years, we’re always looking far down the road to try to make them last and I’m trying to make sure they’re functional that long.” School bus manufacturers are answering the call when it comes to rust. Three years ago, Arrowhead Steel Co. began supplying IC Bus with a specially treated steel for the manufacturer’s redesigned driver platform. Arnie Koldenhoven, president of Arr...

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