The Ohio School Bus Mechanics Association 26th Annual Workshop was held October 21 & 22, 2014 at the DoubleTree in Columbus, Ohio. There were 205 school bus mechanics in attendance, 20 presenters, and 39 vendors. Attending this workshop helps meet in-service requirements for school bus mechanics.
Topics covered were:
- School Bus Body Diagnosis – Blue Bird, IC & Thomas
- School Bus Engine Diagnosis – Cummins & International
- School Bus Maintenance:
- Bus Body & Paint Repair
- Foundation Brakes
- Medium Duty Vehicles/Modern Gasoline Engine
- Retirement & Investing
We hope you will make plans to join us next year at the 27th Annual Workshop to be held October 27 & 28, 2015!
The OSBMA Spring Workshop will be held in April, 2015 (date to be determined). Last year we had the largest turnout of school bus mechanics in the history of the association! We are grateful for the Ohio Highway Patrol’s participation in the training to help school bus mechanics prepare for their annual inspection.
The Ohio School Bus Mechanics Association strives to promote safe, efficient pupil transportation services through continual upgrading of school bus construction standards, school bus mechanics training requirements, as well as safer, more efficient school bus routing, and better communication among all those concerned with pupil transportation.