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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…

Does this year’s budget seem smaller than ever? Daimler Financial understands that you need flexible financing solutions in these tough times. Daimler Financial has been financing commercial trucks and buses since 1974. Its $6 billion portfolio includes more than 130,000 commercial vehicles.

As the financial services provider for Thomas Built Buses, Daimler Financial has worked to…

Perley A. Thomas Car Works School Bus from 1940

The Thomas Built Buses brand already is familiar to the general public, due to its highly visible role in transporting America’s children. But now there’s a new place where the average citizen is likely to encounter a Thomas Built bus: a museum.

Earlier this year, Thomas donated a 1940 school bus to the North Carolina Transportation…

Thomas Built Buses’ founder Perley A. Thomas and the Wright Brothers were among transportation innovators inducted into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame in November. John Thomas Jr., grandson of Perley Thomas, accepted the award on behalf of the Thomas family making school bus history.

“In these first inductees, we were looking for people who made significant inroads…

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