casto-logoHydrotex will be attending and supporting the 2015 Mechanics Workshop and Vendor Show, hosted by CASTO (California Association of Student Transportation Officials)

The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th, 2015 at South Lake Tahoe High School.



We will be discussing ways to:

  • Achieve the Lowest Annual Lubrication Expense
  • Reduce Waste Lubricants
  • Reduce Maintenance Labor Hours
  • Extend the Service Life of Equipment
  • Extend Drain Intervalspupil-2
  • Minimize Unplanned Downtime
  • Improve Maintenance Schedules
  • Manage Continuous Improvement Programs

NEW to the Mechanics workshop in 2015 is the CALIFORNIA’ S BEST Technician and Inspector competition. The competition is a fun learning experience for everyone. Your scores will not be revealed. The Technician with the highest score and the inspector with the highest score from a combined written and “hands-on” part of the competition will earn the opportunity to represent California at the NAPT annual competition.

The California’s Best event recognizes school bus technicians/mechanics for the important role they play in school transportation. The “Best of the Best Training and Competition” includes a 1/2 day of training, fol- lowed by a written knowledge exam plus a “hands on” competition to determine the “Best of the Best” in California.

Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds the America’s Best Training & Skills Competition for technicians and inspector in the school bus industry. In 2015 California will be repre- sented by it’s first Technician and Inspector winners at the NAPT National Competition in Richmond, Virginia in November 2015.