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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 scho...

April 2018

Road Map with Caley Edgerly: Transforming the Industry with Thoughtful Innovations

As leaders in innovation in the school bus industry, I admit that there is a lot of new technology coming along today. To some, it may seem like too much, with so many bits and pieces flying around: new gadgets to learn, new components to maintain and new features to spec. To others, many of the latest technologies are exciting, but out of touch because of budgetary constraints or technology fr...

March 2018

Road Map with Caley Edgerly: Thanking Drivers Everywhere

Across Canada and the United States, districts and contractors constantly are challenged to find and retain drivers. In fact, driver shortages is one of the biggest challenges our industry faces today.

So, during the “Love the Bus” month of February, we decided to play a small part in recognizing great drivers who are legends in our industry, in hope of uplifting this important and criti...

March 2018

Special Needs Seating Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Thomas Built Buses debuted the revolutionary Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat (S.T.A.R.S.) mounting system for special-needs buses a couple of years ago for fleet managers who struggle with seat reconfigurations. Installing and uninstalling seats was a cumbersome task that took too long and required precise measurement and special tools.

Since its introduction, the S.T.A.R.S system has seen a...

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