It’s mid-winter, temperatures have taken a nose-dive below freezing and your fleet of school buses is in need of some help to get started. Cold starts, if they start at all, are tough on the engine. So you need to warm up your bus engines without leaving them idling—wasting fuel and polluting the air with diesel exhaust. Additionally, bringing in staff early to start all the buses and ensure they are running is also costly and an expense you don’t want. Unpredictable weather can eat up your budget pretty fast.
A Solution… But With More Problems
Over time, utilizing engine block heaters has become standard operating procedure for many bus fleets—reducing wear and tear on bus engines as well as saving on fuel from idling…