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Introducing the Lewis Bus Group Field Response Unit!

Our Fully Stocked Mobile Command Center is available for on-site repairs and diagnostics within a 150-mile radius* by one of our A.S.E. Certified and Factory Trained Field Response Technicians.

Services available include:

  • HVAC
  • Wheelchair Lift
  • Electrical
  • Diagnostics
  • Standard Vehicle Maintenance and more.

*Not within our radius? CALL US! Special circumstances granted. Our Service Team knows you have places to be and people to move. When you hear something under the hood but can’t sacrifice a member of your fleet, trust us to be time-conscious and thorough with on-site repair work from your Bus Specialists.

 

Spring, Summer, Fall, Inversion and Winter. The five seasons of the Utah.

 

It's that time of the year again and cities all along the Wasatch Front are plagued with the suffocating side effects of Inversion. The city skyline is invisible from our headquarters in North Salt Lake, hidden by a blanket of pollution you can taste when you step outside. What causes this and what can we do to help?

"Inversions occur during the winter months when normal atmospheric conditions (cool air above, warm air below) become inverted. Inversions trap a dense layer of cold air under a layer of warm air. The warm layer acts much like a lid, trapping pollutants in the cold air near the valley floor. The Wasatch Front valleys and their surrounding mountains act like a bowl, keeping this cold air in the valleys. The snow-covered valley floors reflect rather than absorb the heat from the sun, preventing the normal vertical mixing of warm and cold air. Fog exacerbates the problem, facilitating chemical reactions that create even more particles and higher pollutant concentrations. The longer the inversion lasts, the higher the levels of pollution trapped under it. The warm inversion air layer is usually displaced by a strong storm system which restores air quality to healthy levels." More Here

Drive less, drive smarter has long been the campaign to reduce toxic pollutants that end up trapped in the Salt Lake, Ogden and Utah County valleys. Green Go-Getters like Breath Utah and Utah Clean Cities can keep you up to date with the latest personal and public transportation options to help you leave less of a footprint (you can check them out here and here). As your Bus Specialists serving five states, Lewis Bus Group is committed to bettering the air we breath. Alongside our CNG Conversion Partners at A-1 Alternative Fuel and Thomas Built Buses, we want to bring you the facts to help you decide which clean air alternative is the best choice for your fleet. Check out the graphics below to learn more!

 

1. The All Electric Jouley


 2. The C2 CNG

 

 


 3. HDX CNG

 


 4. C2 Propane

 


 

5. Clean Diesel 

 

Diesel emissions at the tailpipe are more than ninety percent cleaner than they were ten years ago and just as clean, if not cleaner, than other fuel types.

 

 

 

Consider the popular Saf-T-Liner® C2 for example. The Cummins ISB 6.7L, is certified well below the EPA rating requirements for particulates, NoX and CO grams per brake horsepower. Even more surprising to some, diesel comes in well below propane emission ratings and performs better than CNG for CO grams per brake horsepower. Some fuel options, such as gasoline, are hitting the market with an unprecedented low acquisition cost. For low-bid districts, these fuel types may seem appealing. However, when you crunch the numbers, even with a slightly higher acquisition cost, diesel provides a lower total cost of ownership.Of course the numbers vary based on usage, mileage, terrain, and other factors, but with its overall low cost, efficiency, engine durability and resale value, diesel has a total cost of ownership lower than propane, gasoline and compressed natural gas. Plus, with diesel, you don't have to deal with logistical issues and fueling upgrades that come with switching to another fuel. That's even more money in the bank.diesel is and will continue to be the industry standard. Ninety-three percent of today's school buses run on diesel power. Why? Diesel engines are built for the medium- and heavy-duty/commercial grade market, so they are proven, reliable and durable, lasting significantly longer than propane and gasoline counterparts. Diesel engines will last 15-20 years, while other engine platforms need to be replaced multiple times during the normal life cycle of a school bus. Multiply that out based on the number of buses in your fleet, and that can be a whole lot of engine replacements.

 

Learn more about the DD5 Diesel Engine coming to 2018 here.