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Thomas Built Buses Partners with Trans Tech to Introduce New Narrow Body Type A School and Activity Bus

Contact:  Fred Ligouri – fred.ligouri@daimler.com     

HIGH POINT, N.C. – July 29, 2019 – Available only through Thomas Built Buses Inc, the Minotrek is a new Narrow Body Type A school and activity bus, made possible through a joint partnership between Thomas Built Buses and Trans Tech.

“As one of the leaders in Type A school bus manufacturing, we are delighted to partner with Trans Tech on this new Type A option for the industry,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “This pairing will bring together the fuel-efficient innovations that Trans Tech is known for along with Thomas Built’s quality, durability, safety and reliability. The Minotrek will be a great addition for schools, childcare centers, churches, activity centers and youth organizations looking for a new option.”

Built with big-bus safety and durability, the Minotrek’s aerodynamic design improves fuel economy and reduces transportation costs all while carrying up to 20 passengers. The Minotrek will sit on a 138" chassis platform and will be available with a gasoline or diesel engine.

“We are proud to partner with Thomas Built Bus and are honored that they chose Trans Tech to manufacture their new Minotrek Type A school bus,” said Trans Tech president, John Phraner. “Our partnership with Thomas Built Buses will provide even greater product choice for school districts and contractors alike.”

The Minotrek Series will be available with multiple seating styles along with an array of optional features.  

To place your order or for more information, contact your local Thomas Built Buses dealer.


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 ThomasBuiltBuses.com or at https://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 Trans Tech

Trans Tech manufactures industry-leading, Type A school buses, Multifunction School Activity Buses and commercial buses. Trans Tech is known for its innovative and fuel-efficient conversion designs. Trans Tech meets ever-changing customer demand with its Versa-Track seating system ranging from 9 to 30 passengers. Trans Tech buses are tough and designed for safety and enhanced crash protection with pan-formed floors and bolted safety cages. Trans Tech is bringing green solutions to the market with aerodynamic designs and its all-electric eSeries.

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