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Many fleets have been eyeing propane-fueled vehicles over the past few years as viable alternatives to their aging diesel-powered buses. Tighter transportation budgets, paired with aftertreatment maintenance issues have caused fleet managers to rethink diesel and look for alternatives that are more cost-effective, cleaner and easier to maintain.

“Nowadays, fleet managers are looking…

The school bus industry is a traditional industry. To be honest, manufacturers in our industry don’t always get the cutting-edge technologies first. We usually get the best technologies handed down from the auto and commercial transportation markets. But every once in a while, we get to be on the cutting edge and to pave the way for revolutionary future technologies in…

As a result of several recent school bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommend that manufacturers install electronic stability controls on all buses.  Why is electronic stability control important and what exactly does it do?

In a nutshell, electronic stability control assists school bus drivers…

Thomas Built Buses, in partnership with MITO Corporation and CUB Group, currently is working on a prototype of new pedestrian detection technology to address recent concerns of pedestrian accidents outside of the school bus.

It’s a fact that most accidents that involve a school bus happen outside the bus when children run into the road, walk too close to the bus or kneel down to get…

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