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Thomas Built updates Type C unit for commercial bus use
February 28, 2012
The manufacturer introduces a new version of its Saf-T-Liner C2 bus design that officials say is well suited for long distance commuting, tour operators, city buses, university transit, shuttle buses, church groups and sports teams. The bus does not have school bus guard rails, and it features panoramic, solid pane windows and optional coach-style recliner seating.
Thomas Built Buses seeks ‘Driver of the Year’
February 23, 2012
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to submit essays nominating their favorite school bus drivers for the manufacturer’s seventh annual Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year essay contest. Entries must be postmarked by June 30.
Thomas Built again steps up production, staff
February 9, 2012
The school bus manufacturer adds 50 new line positions and increases production levels in response to large orders from the state of North Carolina and other customers. The company also expands its field sales and service teams, releases results of a fuel economy test and earns an environmental award.
Thomas Built recognized for environmental performance
February 8, 2012
The school bus manufacturer is named a 2011 Environmental Steward by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Among the reasons for Thomas Built receiving the award, officials say, is the High Point facility’s commitment to continue to reduce waste even after achieving its zero waste-to-landfill goal through a waste-to-energy plan.
Thomas Built to offer hands-on bus maintenance training
January 26, 2012
The school bus OEM will hold two sessions of its Thomas Built Institute this year. The first will take place at the company's High Point, N.C., facility April 24-27 and will include hands-on training covering a number of topics.
Laser cutters boost quality, efficiency at Thomas Built
January 18, 2012
The new equipment allows the school bus manufacturer to eliminate five other machines, reorganize work flow and reduce the average time it takes to fabricate parts by about 25 percent.
Insight on timely topics
January 10, 2012

Speakers during the NAPT Summit discuss such issues as bullying, wheelchair use, training and alternative fuels. Attendees also see several new school buses.

Thomas Built expands Canadian dealer’s area
December 22, 2011
The school bus manufacturer increases the area of responsibility for Warner Bus Industries from the 251,366-square-mile province of Saskatchewan to also include the 250,946-square-mile province of Manitoba. Warner Bus will serve its Manitoba customers using fully equipped "Warranty on Wheels" trucks.
Thomas Built honors suppliers at annual event
November 17, 2011
The school bus manufacturer holds its sixth annual supplier day event in Greensboro, N.C. Julian Electric Inc. receives the 2011 Supplier of the Year award, and numerous gold and silver awards are given out to other companies.
NAPT trade show features many new products
October 27, 2011
Among the new products from the nearly 130 exhibitors is a quasi-static three-point activity seat from Freedman Seating Co., a camera system from Fortress Mobile that captures stop-arm violators and a condenser from American Cooling Technology. Thomas Built Buses displays its redesigned Type D unit, the Saf-T-Liner EFX, while Blue Bird displays its Next Generation Propane-Powered Vision school bus.
42-year school bus driver wins ‘Children’s Choice’ title
October 22, 2011
10-year-old Mauriene nominated Joyce St. John, who also drove the youngster’s mother and four siblings. Mauriene wrote in the Thomas Built Buses contest that St. John “taught us manners” and expected riders to help keep the bus clean.
Thomas Built employees carry out bus delivery
October 11, 2011
VP Ken Hedgecock is among the team members who drive 10 school buses more than 500 miles to New Jersey. Hedgecock says that third party driveaway companies couldn't deliver the buses on time, "so we decided to do it ourselves.”
Thomas Built honors top dealers
October 10, 2011
The school bus manufacturer names Whayne Supply Co. of Louisville, Ky., its 2011 Dealer of the Year. President and CEO Kelley Platt says Whayne helped Kentucky obtain the first and biggest federal hybrid school bus grant in the U.S., and that the dealer provides excellent customer service. Regional dealers were also recognized.
Thomas Built boosts storage, access in redesigned Type D bus
September 27, 2011
The school bus manufacturer says that the Saf-T-Liner EFX’s redesigned exterior allows easier access to electrical components, while increased cockpit storage makes it more comfortable and convenient for drivers. President and CEO Kelley Platt and Product Planning Manager Jed Routh discuss the new bus in an interview with SBF.
Thomas Built announces activity bus rental program
July 6, 2011
The manufacturer’s MyBus vehicles with a 14-passenger configuration are available for short- and long-term rental through the company’s dealers. The program includes complete physical damage and liability insurance.
The Latest in Emission-Control Technology
July 5, 2011

From diesel particulate filters to diesel oxidation catalysts to crankcase filtration systems to a hybrid system, there are numerous products available to the industry. Their emission-reduction capabilities range from 20 to more than 90 percent, and they can be applied to a variety of engines and school buses.

Thomas Built Buses receives clean-air award
June 16, 2011
The school bus manufacturer is awarded a 2011 North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the category of Technology/Fuel Provider. The company operates the nation's first zero-waste-to-landfill school bus manufacturing facility and produces both compressed natural gas and hybrid-electric school buses.
IMMI bus seating line to be available for Thomas Built units
May 17, 2011
The company's SafeGuard XChange product line will soon be available to order on the manufacturer's buses. SafeGuard XChange allows school bus operations to buy standard seating now and then exchange seating modules to add or configure belts at a later date.
Everyone’s a Customer
May 12, 2011

Since taking the transportation helm at Montgomery County Public Schools two years ago, Todd Watkins has focused on enhancing customer service while growing and diversifying his management team.

Thomas Built to hold western tech training
April 20, 2011
The first western region edition of the school bus manufacturer's technician institute will cover such topics as maintenance and inspections, 2010 emissions systems and advanced electrical.

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