There are several steps you can take to protect school buses from winter weather:
- Keep the buses in a garage or covered area: If possible, keep the buses in a garage or other covered area to protect them from the elements.
- Use a tarp or plastic sheeting: If the buses must be stored outside, consider using a tarp or plastic sheeting to cover them. This can help to keep snow and ice off the exterior of the buses.
- Use heaters or blankets: If the buses will be left outside for an extended period of time, consider using heaters or blankets to keep the engines and other mechanical components warm.
- Use de-icing agents: Before driving the buses, use de-icing agents to remove any snow or ice that has accumulated on the exterior.
- Check and maintain the tires: Make sure the tires on the buses are properly inflated and in good condition. Consider using winter tires or tire chains if necessary.
- Have a plan in place: Develop a plan for handling winter weather emergencies, including how to safely transport students in the event of a delay or cancellation.
By following these steps, you can help to protect your school buses from winter weather and ensure they are ready to safely transport students.