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There is much debate about the cleanliness of school buses today, particularly surrounding diesel and propane engines. Both are touted as clean burning and emissions data being thrown around in the industry can make you dizzy and, quite frankly, confused. The truth is that, based on EPA-regulated emissions, clean-diesel schoo...

Corrosion protection can feel like an upsell or an unnecessary item at the end of a long spec list. But the truth is, it can end up SAVING you from the cost of repairs or worse yet, early retirement for your buses. Corrosion is a big problem for many fleets because winter weather de-icing chemicals are now stronger than ever before. Road salt is a major corrosion culprit, but even wors...

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, based in Indiana, was one of the first users of the new Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat (S.T.A.R.S.) Mounting System. But after just a few short months with the new seating configuration on ten buses, the school district is already singing its praises and have additional units on order.

“We have had good luck with the S.T.A.R.S. system,” said...

In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the Stay Warm feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of clean-diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. What does this mean? Basically, it enhances...

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