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March 2017

New Technology Makes Buses Safer, Easier to Maintain and More Efficient

When you update your buses, you usually strive to purchase an efficient and safe bus that also saves on maintenance costs and headaches.

Buses today are safer and more efficient in their own right but now, through a suite of new technologies, any bus, whether new or old, can show drastic improvements on the road and in the shop.

You’ve heard it mentioned time and time again: new t...

March 2017

Road Map with Caley Edgerly: A Family of Innovators

Daimler Trucks North America recently announced it will be celebrating 100 years of innovation with the anniversaries of two of its brands. Thomas Built turned 100 years old last year, and this year, Freightliner Trucks® will celebrate its 75th anniversary and Western Star Trucks will turn 50. That’s big news for Daimler, and even bigger news for Thomas Built Buses.

You see, Thomas Built...

February 2017

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District – 149 School Bus CNG Conversion

“The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education in Missouri recently approved one of the largest transitions to CNG school buses in history with a $25.8 million lease-purchase agreement that included an $18.1 million investment in transportation, $2.1 million in facility services associated with the CNG vehicle transition and a $5.6 million investment in technology, infrast...

January 2017

The Benefits of Diesel Far Surpass What You Might Expect

Diesel has received a bad reputation as of late. There’s a lot of talk about “alternative fuels” – which can be great for some districts – yet at the same time, gasoline, propane and compressed natural gas are portrayed as cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable solutions than diesel. While other fuel types are clean-burning, the stance that they are significa...

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