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School bus contractor VP receives Thomas Built education award
August 27, 2015
Patty Riviello, The Trans Group’s vice president of human resources, wins the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 grant is presented annually to an employee of a contractor.
Thomas Built parent company DTNA, Zonar partner on vehicle connectivity
June 25, 2015
The OEM has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems Inc. The investment is designed to help DTNA put connected services in its vehicles with even greater speed and variety.
Thomas Built completes $12M plant expansion
June 18, 2015
New equipment and infrastructure and an increased workforce are designed to boost production capabilities of the Saf-T-Liner C2 facility by more than 25%, company officials say.
Thomas Built Buses names VP of operations
May 26, 2015
In his new role with the school bus OEM, Chris Russell will oversee two bus body plants, a chassis plant, a component fabrication plant and related logistics operations.
Freightliner unveils autonomous truck
May 7, 2015
The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane, keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles, and slow or stop based on traffic and road conditions.
Thomas Built Buses honors top dealers, dealer trainers
May 6, 2015
W.C. Cressey & Son is named the school bus OEM’s 2014 Dealer of the Year. The Dealer Trainer of the Year award goes to Trace Tolby of Auto Safety House.
Thomas Built Buses adds dealer in New Mexico
April 27, 2015
Albuquerque Freightliner, which is part of LoneStar Truck Group, will offer all Thomas Built Buses products, including Type A, C and D school buses.
New Thomas Built CEO Discusses New CNG Bus, Plant Expansion
April 22, 2015

Caley Edgerly takes the helm as the school bus OEM launches another alternative-fuel option and works to increase plant production by 25%.

Thomas Built donates $10K to schools for contest winners
April 2, 2015
Five schools were awarded $2,000 each in recognition of their winning photo entries in the second annual Thomas Built Buses Back to School Photo Contest.
Thomas Built launches dealer certification program
March 10, 2015
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between the school bus OEM and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
Thomas Built to hold 2 tech training events in 2015
February 11, 2015
The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in North Carolina in May, and the Service Training West will be held in Nevada in July.
New president appointed at Thomas Built Buses
February 3, 2015
Caley Edgerly, the current VP of operations for the school bus manufacturer, will be promoted to president and CEO after Kelley Platt moves to truck manufacturer Western Star.
Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show
January 22, 2015

Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.

Alabama district gets 10 new Thomas Built buses
November 18, 2014
The Limestone County Schools transportation department showcased its new school buses last week. The buses include new seating features, a new bus body design and Wi-Fi capability.
Thomas Built to offer CNG Type C school bus
November 17, 2014
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016. It will be powered by a Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine.
Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?
October 31, 2014

With advancements such as Google’s road-testing of self-driving cars, the notion is no longer relegated to episodes of “The Jetsons.” However, practical use is still a long way off, though automated vehicle technology and connected vehicle technology are arriving in increments. School bus manufacturers are keeping pace, as the technology stands to help enhance pupil transportation safety even further.

Thomas Built invests $11.8M to expand C2 production
October 23, 2014
The investment will increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
New 4-year contract for union workers at Thomas plant
October 20, 2014
Officials say that the contract ratified by the United Auto Workers rewards the contributions of Thomas Built Buses’ workforce while improving efficiency.
Thomas Built parent company DTNA to offer new Detroit engines
October 7, 2014
The new Detroit DD5 and DD8 engines will be offered throughout Daimler Trucks North America’s product portfolio, which includes Thomas Built Buses. More details about the engines’ impact on Thomas Built are expected to be announced later this year.
Owatonna Bus Co. Shares TCO Secrets
September 30, 2014

Greg Lammers, Owatonna Bus Co.’s fleet manager, attributes his success to a dependable software management system and efficient procedures, which keep his total cost of ownership at a minimum.

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