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First Student, Thomas Built sign contract
May 8, 2008
CINCINNATI — First Student has signed a $90 million contract with Thomas Built Buses to supply Type D Saf-T-Liner school buses over the next thr...
Thomas Built develops hybrid bus
April 3, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has developed and begun evaluating a prototype of a hybrid Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

The prototype is po...

College student receives school bus scholarship
January 2, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — American Bus Sales & Service has awarded Wesley Harris, a sophomore who attends Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, its ...
Restored school bus donated to North Carolina museum
September 1, 2007

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Transportation Museum will add a school bus to its collection with the donation of a restored 1940 school...

Q&A: Large Bus Manufacturers
June 1, 2007

Key executives at the three large bus OEMs weigh in on industry developments and challenges.

Thomas Built names 'Driver of the Year'
April 1, 2007

Thanks to one of her more grateful passengers, Elaine Brogan of the Branchburg (N.J.) School District was named the “Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year” for 2006.

Thomas Built plant renovations underway
February 1, 2007

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses began renovations to its 1408 Courtesy Road plant late last year and expects the $10.3 million improvement plan to be completed by January 2008.

Last FS-65 bus delivered
January 1, 2007

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses reached a milestone as it handed over the keys to its last customer-ready FS-65 conventional school bus.

Q&A: ‘Pre-Buy’ Activity Boosts School Bus Sales in 2006
October 1, 2006

Thomas Built Buses President and CEO John O’Leary says the manufacturing sector is seeing increased sales due to customers increasing their bus purchasing before the EPA’s stricter emissions standards take effect in 2007.

Thomas Built asks children to choose 'Driver of the Year'
June 1, 2006

Thomas Built Buses has created a contest in which school bus drivers will be honored by those who rely on them most — their passengers.

Q&A: School Bus Manufacturers Beset by Higher Costs
December 1, 2005

The rising cost of raw materials — and the impending introduction of 2007-compliant engines — is driving up prices for school buses, says John O'Leary, president of Thomas Built Buses. Profitability is the greatest challenge.

Teamwork Keeps Industry on Track
December 1, 2004

Teamwork was the theme of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) meeting Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in Cincinna...

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

Enhanced Ergonomics Highlighted in New Conventional Bus Designs
March 1, 2004

Unlike automobiles, which can undergo drastic design changes from year to year, school buses tend to look the same, at least to the general public, no...

NAPT 2003 Marked by a Trade Show to Remember
December 1, 2003

With five extraordinary professional speakers, 55 workshops and multiple training programs, the educational opportunities at the 2003 National Associa...

Riding a New Look Into the Future
December 1, 2003

In an interview with SCHOOL BUS FLEET last year, John O’Leary, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, said he wanted to differentiate his com...

Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

Q&A: New President at Thomas Faces Key Challenges
December 1, 2002

In late August, Thomas Built Buses announced that longtime president John Thomas III was stepping down and being replaced by John O’Leary, a driving f...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Thomas to close Canadian plant
November 1, 2001

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Thomas Built Buses will close its Woodstock, Ontario, manufacturing plant later this year as part of a broad cost-cutting strategy ...

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