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What is a tax-exempt installment purchase and does it apply to my district?  Here are a few tips to help you navigate this unique financing option and decide if it is right for your fleet.

 

What is a Tax-Exempt Contract?1

A tax-exempt installment purchase is simply a contract that allows a public school district to finance the…

Detroit’s newest clean-diesel engines are proven, reliable, efficient, environmentally friendly and offer a low total cost of ownership.

 

Detroit Diesel Engines Lead in Innovation

Detroit, formerly known as Detroit Diesel, is a pioneer in the diesel engine market.  Since 1938, Detroit has developed and built more than five million engines,…

On average, districts spend about $4,000 per bus on annual maintenance costs. And the older the bus, the more maintenance is required. But through Thomas Built’s vast service network as part of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Thomas Built Buses is able to decrease your total cost of ownership through enhanced service locations and by leveraging the benefits of the DTNA service network to…

Clean-diesel school bus engines, like the Cummins B 6.7 and the anticipated Detroit™ DD5™  and DD8™ engines, are more fuel-efficient and provide better fuel economy than diesel engines of the past, providing even great fuel cost savings. But this may not be news to you.  In fact, diesel has always been and remains the most fuel-efficient engine (due to more BTUs), providing nearly 50…

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