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   Are we running out of diesel fuel?

Photo: RV Travel

  From RV Travel:

Recent headlines have drawn attention to a shortage of diesel fuel across the country. The number of days of current supply has dropped to 25 amid problems with petroleum transportation and shuttered U.S. refineries.

RVers might experience shortages of retail diesel fuel in the weeks ahead, particularly in the Eastern and Southeastern regions of the country. Prices will be high across the continent.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), stocks of diesel fuel and other distillate fuel oils were down to 106 million barrels as of October 21, 2022, which the agency says is the lowest..............................


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   NTSB repeats call for school bus seat belts after investigation into fatal Tennessee crash

Aerial view of the final resting positions of the service truck and school bus involved in the fatal Oct. 27, 2020, crash. Photo: Tennessee Highway Patrol

  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

The investigation into a Tennessee school bus crash last year resulted in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reminding student transporters and states to increase the use of lap/shoulder seat belts and onboard video cameras for training.

NTSB project manager Meg Sweeney presented the findings related to the Oct. 27, 2021 crash in Decatur, Tennessee, and the resulting recommendations to state governors during the last day of the National Association of State Directors of School Transportation Services (NASDPTS) Annual Conference. The crash involved a service utility truck and a school bus with 33 students on board. Neither vehicle was speeding, and roads were dry..................................

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   Metro continuing engagement with small, diverse, disadvantaged businesses with Vendor Fair

  From Go Metro:

As part of its continuing efforts to increase partnerships with small, diverse and/or disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), Metro next week will host a free expo and vendor fair featuring presentations, resources and opportunities for local vendors to network and learn about current and upcoming opportunities with Metro. The expo will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Union Terminal Cincinnati Museum Center.

Over the last three years, Metro has increased its DBE contracts by more than 3,300%, from approximately $72,000 in 2019 to $2.5 million and growing in 2022.

"Our mission at Metro is to connect with and lift up every part of our community, and that applies to those we choose to do business with, as well,” said Metro Senior Vice President of External Affairs Brandy Jones. "The work our team has done to increase these partnerships in recent years has opened new opportunities not just for these small and diverse vendors, but also for Metro.”

In addition to networking and educational opportunities, guests can enter a drawing to win a free..................................


   Trans Tech Bus Completes Marksohn Family Stock Buyout

Trans Tech Bus President John Phraner looks forward to helping NY school districts & contractors transition fleets to all-electric vehicles. Photo: Trans Tech Bus

  From School Bus Fleet:

Trans Tech Bus, Inc., New York's only school bus manufacturer and an electric school bus pioneer, recently finalized the buyout of shares owned by Bart Marksohn and members of the Marksohn family. The stock purchase is a continuation of the Marksohn's divestment initiative which began a few years ago when they sold their school bus contractor business. The ownership consolidation means that Trans Group owner John Corr and Trans Tech Bus President John Phraner become exclusive owners of Trans Tech.

"The Marksohn family is legendary within the school transportation industry; and they played an important role in helping Trans Tech become a well-known and trusted school bus brand," said Corr. "We truly appreciate all they did to help build the company over the years and wish them well as they transition to their next phase in life."..................................




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