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You usually don’t hear diesel engines and innovation in the same sentence. However, diesel engines in fact may be the most innovative school bus engines today. New diesel engines manufactured just for the medium-duty school bus market provide best-in-class fuel economy, reliability and maintenance intervals. Plus, diesel engines are comparable or even cleaner than engines of other fuel types ba...

Each school day, school buses transport nearly 25 million students to and from school. Yet, the yellow school bus remains the safest form of transportation on the roads today. In fact, riding a school bus is 13 times safer than riding in the family vehicle. And students are 70 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they ride the bus versus driving themselves or riding with friends, ac...

When it comes to purchasing new school buses, financing can dramatically influence how many school buses you are able to purchase and how they are spec’ed. Luckily, you are not in it alone. All Thomas Built Buses dealers offer financing through, Daimler Truck Financial not only to help you better control your budget, but also...

When you think of diesel fuel, you may think of a black sooty cloud coming out of the tailpipe of your school buses. In reality, clean-diesel school bus emissions are now 90 percent cleaner at the tailpipe than they were in 2006.  Based on EPA-regulated emissions, clean-diesel is comparable to or even cleaner than other fuel types like propane, CNG and gasoline. Take a look for yourself.

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