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September 2017

Thomas Built Buses Debuts New Diesel Engines

Thomas Built Buses, along with Detroit, soon will launch some of the most efficient, powerful, reliable and, most important, clean diesel engines on the market. In 2018, the new Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™ will debut, after being engineered from the ground up to change the diesel engine as you know it.

Let’s get to know these new engines a bit more.

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July 2017

A Tribute to Bus Drivers Everywhere

At Thomas Built Buses, we are dedicated to continuously improving our school buses to make them even safer for the students who ride in them every day. Through purposeful commitment, we incorporate the latest state-of-the-art safety features in our buses, which makes them safer for students and their drivers. Because we understand that the safety of today’s youth lies not only on our shou...

May 2017

Road Map with Caley Edgerly: A Bright Future for Diesel

You’ve heard me speak once or twice about the benefits of diesel. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: diesel is comparable or even cleaner than other fuel types based on EPA regulated emissions. It’s proven, reliable, cost-effective, efficient and the best fuel of choice for most districts.

But let’s switch gears for a minute. Let’s talk about the future...

May 2017

Thomas Built Buses – Part of a Robust Network of Innovation

Thomas Built Buses is not only a 100-year-old company but also part of a robust network of brands within Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Many corporations that are part of a larger network get lost in bureaucracy, overlook the small details, become impersonal to customers and employees and ignore what’s most important. Is being part of something larger really a great thing?

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Total Cost of Ownership Pro Tip: Brush Up on Service and Maintenance

A well-maintained bus is key to lowering your total cost of ownership. And a well-trained technician who is up-to-date on all of the latest innovations in the industry is crucial in keeping maintenance at the right level.

As the school year winds down, consider enrolling your technicians in an extra credit opportunity, the Thomas Built Institute. It’s not too late to take advantage of the 2017 Thomas Built Institute West, which will take place July 11-13 in Reno, NV in conjunction with this year’s STN Expo.

In this seminar, technicians will get hands-on training and up to 28 credit hours in less than a week on subjects such as product updates, EPA emissions technologies, electrical systems, web tools and more. Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly, so early enrollment is encouraged. Register today at /events/thomas-bus-institute/

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