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What is a tax-exempt installment purchase and does it apply to my district?  Here are a few tips to help you navigate this unique financing option and decide if it is right for your fleet.

What is a Tax-Exempt Contract?1

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Detroit Diesel Engines Lead in Innovation

Detroit, formerly known as Detroit Diesel, is a pioneer in the diesel engine market.  Since 1938, Detroit has developed and built more than five million engines, with more than one million still in operation worldwide.

Harnessing new energy sources and emerging technologies, Detroit has set new standards for green technolo...

On average, districts spend about $4,000 per bus on annual maintenance costs. And the older the bus, the more maintenance is required. But through Thomas Built’s vast service network as part of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Thomas Built Buses is able to decrease your total cost of ownership through enhanced service locations and by leveraging the benefits of the DTNA service network to e...

Clean diesel engines, like the Cummins B 6.7 and the anticipated Detroit™ DD5™, are more fuel-efficient and provide best-in-class fuel economy than diesel engines of the past. In fact, diesel remains the most fuel efficient engine (due to more BTU’s), providing nearly 50% better fuel economy than any other similar-sized gasoline, propane or compressed natural gas engines. Take a look for yourse...

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