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March 2017

Technology Making Buses Safer, Easier to Maintain and More Efficient

Due to several key innovations in the school bus industry, school buses today are safer, smarter, cleaner and more efficient than they were ten or five years ago. It’s true that school buses remain the safest form of transportation to and from school but, because even one bus-related injury is one too many, Thomas Built Buses strives to make school buses even safer. Thomas Built’s BusWise® Technol...

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 Buses is...

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, infrastructure, e...

January 2017

The Benefits of Clean-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” in the school bus industry, and while propane and compressed natural gas are indeed great options for some school districts, these fuel types are portrayed as cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable solutions than clean-diesel. While other fuel types are clean-burning, the claim that they are sign...
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