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New Clean-Diesel Engine Technology Means Cleaner School Buses

Diesel school bus engines are nothing like they were 10 or 15 years ago.  Today’s clean-diesel engines are more innovative and 90 percent cleaner than they were in 2006, and are becoming more innovative every year.  In fact, Thomas Built Buses, along with Read More

New federal emissions standards ratings released in 2017 for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including clean-diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards. In fact, new clean-diesel engines are now comparable to or even cleaner than alternative-fuel engines.

This is good news for school districts who are seeking cleaner fuels for their a...

It’s an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must...

The theme of this year’s NAPT conference and tradeshow is Discover New Ideas. And there are new ideas aplenty in this year’s Thomas Built Buses’ booth. As leaders in new technology and innovative manufacturing techniques, we are excited to bring the latest innovations in the transportation industry to this year’s NAPT.  As part of the Daimler AG and Daimler Trucks North America family,...

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