HIGH POINT, N.C. – June 26, 2017 – Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective propane autogas fuel solutions for the school bus market. Through this partnership, Thomas Built Buses and Agility will provide innovative, cutting-edge propane technologies to the school bus market.
“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We have had great success working with Agility’s predecessor, CleanFuel USA, in the development of our popular Saf-T-Liner® C2 propane school bus. CleanFuel USA’s propane delivery system has been instrumental in the success of our propane product and we look forward to working with Agility to develop additional propane solutions in the near future.”
Thomas Built Buses will continue to offer the 8.0L V-8 LPG engine built specifically to run on propane in its Saf-T-Liner C2 propane. The engine is paired with a true medium-duty transmission, the Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission. The integration of the engine and the Allison transmission leads to lower fuel costs and better performance for fleets. This pairing will continue to provide greater reliability, quality, performance and efficiency than other propane offerings in the market.
“We look forward to collaborating with Thomas Built Buses,” said Kathleen Ligocki, chief executive officer of Agility Fuel Solutions. “Through our recent acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets, we now are able to offer a complete propane solution for school buses across North America. Through this partnership with one of the leading school bus manufacturers, we look forward to accelerating the development and certification of some of our upcoming propane fuel systems. We will leverage Thomas Built’s experience, expertise and industry knowledge to bring best-in-class propane autogas solutions to the pupil transportation industry.”
About Thomas Built Buses
Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at https://thomasbuiltbuses.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.
Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of Class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.
About Agility Fuel Solutions
Agility Fuel Solutions is a leading provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Its product offerings include natural gas and hydrogen fuel storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders and propane fuel systems. Agility has been manufacturing and servicing clean fuel solutions for local, regional and long-haul vehicle applications for more than 20 years, logging billions of miles on the road per year.