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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 ...

Focus Groups Help in Designing New Bus Model
March 1, 2000

<i>SBF</i> Editor Steve Hirano discusses the new Saf-T-Liner ER with Ed Swaim, product manager of Type D buses at Thomas Built Buses.

Tackling the Issues of Consolidation, Competition and Quality Control
September 1, 1999

Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.

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