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Thomas Built Buses Announces New Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization

New Feature Diminishes Aftertreatment Maintenance Concerns

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

HIGH POINT, N.C. – May 10, 2017 – Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines – Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization, also known as the Stay Warm feature.  This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of engines, improving engine performance and enhancing the frequency of active regeneration. 

It will be standard and factory-installed on all Cummins engines with a standard exhaust configuration starting April 11, 2017. More important, any customer with a Cummins engine, model year 2010 or later, can visit their local Thomas Built dealer to have their engines programmed with this new Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization Parameter. 

“Diesel is now one of the cleanest fuels available today. Yet, one of the results of diesel running so cleanly is that in some instances, engines may not regenerate frequently enough in order to properly clean out the diesel particulate filter. This lack of regeneration frequency leads to the need for more frequent service cycles,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “Through significant testing, we have determined that we can optimize the DPF parameters, which helps to improve the frequency of the regeneration without affecting the cleanliness of clean diesel. Through this exciting development in clean diesel, fleets will see significant improvement in their engine and DPF performance along with reduced engine maintenance, maintenance costs and fleet downtime.”

To learn more, visit a local Thomas Built 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 www.thomasbus.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.

 

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