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In its 95-year history, Thomas Built Buses has developed a reputation for the quality of its school buses, and at the same time has created a legacy of employee loyalty that spans generations. In an era where most people change jobs five to seven times throughout their working life (Rosenberg McKay, 2006), it’s apparent that over the past 95 years, Thomas Built Buses not only has built some of...

When Gary O’Brien was a first-grade student in Plymouth, N.C., he never imagined his life-long interest and career would be sparked by the bus he was riding every day to school. When the old, leaky bus he rode was replaced with a new Thomas Built, his inspiration grew into a lifelong passion, fueled over time by driving buses for his own alma mater and later by a personal visit from John...

Sonny Merryman, Inc., recently invited its customer Vincent Ashley, transportation director of Richmond City Schools, to discuss the decision to pursue municipal financing through Daimler Financial. While many school districts traditionally have used budgeted funds and bond offerings to pay for new school buses, municipal financing is becoming a more attractive solution for many customers.

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Train the Trainer

Do you know how all the systems in your bus operate? Who will fix problems most efficiently and least expensively?

“Thomas Built maintains a culture of continuous improvement,” said Tom Wilkins, Thomas Built Buses’ customer support training manager. “As a result, our buses keep getting more driver-friendly, with electronic control systems that mirror automotive systems.”

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