Rob R. wrote:Lisa, they don't have block heaters on the buses? I suppose it isn't normally needed in your area, but for the small cost I am surprised the buses don't with them.
Actually the buses all come with block heaters but you need something to plug them into. Our county has been adding electrical outlets to all the larger lots and maintenance shops around the county but there are many parking spots the still don't have them. Me, for instance. I'm one of two buses that park at the elementary school around the corner from my house and that may be only for this year. It really isn't feasible to put the electrical ports there given our normal weather. 200 buses sound like a lot of no starts and to the parents and schools it was but we have 1800 buses in our fleet. 10% of those are "spare" buses used for when assigned buses need maintenance. Yesterday, we exceeded our inventory of spare buses all at one time. That's why I'm glad I don't get paid the big bucks of management.