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January 2019

New Year’s Resolution: Save Money, Gain Efficiency and Ease School Bus Maintenance

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about weight loss, healthy lifestyles or finding happiness, they’re also about making a fresh start, doing things smarter and making better decisions. In our industry, our number one goal is to get students to and from school as safely as possible. That doesn’t change. But along the way, we also want to save money, be more efficient and streamline our processes....

August 2018

Increase the Safety and ROI of Your School Buses with Advanced Connectivity

With the debut of the highly anticipated Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™ diesel engines earlier this year came one of the most advanced remote diagnostic service available on the market, the Detroit™ Connect Virtual Technician℠ remote diagnostic service.  This new service, which is now standard and factory-installed on all school buses equipped with either the DD5 or DD8 engine, helps take the guesswork ou...

May 2018

Orders Opening Next Month for Revolutionary New Diesel Engines

Thomas Built Buses, along with Detroit, will be accepting orders for the most efficient, powerful, reliable and clean diesel school bus engines in the market starting in July. The Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™, which were engineered from the ground up specifically for the medium-duty industry, are expected to revolutionize the school bus industry as they fill districts throughout the country. Here’s how...

April 2018

360 Degree Camera Provides Unmatched Visibility and Safety

Riding a school bus is the safest way to get to and from school.  Unfortunately, accidents involving school buses still happen, with most of them occurring outside the school bus. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2015 found that, of the injuries or deaths relating to school bus accidents, eight percent were passengers on the school bus while 20 per...
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