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With the debut of the long-awaited Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™ diesel engines suited for Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner® C2 and Saf-T-Liner® HDX, a new wave of school bus connectivity will hit the market this year with the Read More

In 2011, Thomas Built Buses became the first school bus manufacturer to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill operations, which means that everything received or produced by the company is used, reused, recycled or sold, and nothing is sent to the landfill. This commitment decreases waste from more than 1,100 pounds per bus to zero waste shipped to landfills. Since then, Thomas Built B...

School bus contractors find unique financing options that allow them to expand their fleets quickly, meeting customer demand.


Before the beginning of every school year, school districts analyze their annual budgets, review their routes and determine how large (or small) their school bus fleet needs to be for the coming year. Although some school districts have the benefit...

Through tax-exempt municipal financing, school districts update their school bus fleet, stretch their budgets, and save money year over year.


With limited budgets, transportation directors and school boards across the country are forced to make tough budgetary decisions every year. Decisions like how many new school buses to acquire and what state-of-the-art safety featur...

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