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Kerlin shows commitment to training, customers
October 2, 2012

As Indiana’s Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing celebrates 50 years as a Thomas Built Buses dealer, the family-run company focuses on providing instruction for bus drivers and technicians so they are well-versed in the industry’s latest technology. Kerlin also has a rigorous system to ensure customers’ needs are met and their orders are properly filled.

New tire pressure monitoring system offered for Thomas Built Buses
September 27, 2012
Daimler Trucks North America launches new tire performance monitoring technology as an aftermarket option for Thomas Built, Freightliner and Western Star commercial vehicles. Company officials say that the system allows for real-time monitoring for better fuel economy and safety.
Thomas Built CEO sees permanent shifts in school bus market
September 27, 2012

Kelley Platt, the company's president and CEO, says that transportation changes many districts are making — from running buses longer to increasing walking distances — have reduced the need for new buses and aren’t likely to be reversed. In turn, the OEM is focused on becoming more cost-effective in its manufacturing while maintaining quality. Platt discusses the market shifts, cost of ownership and product developments with SBF.

CleanFUEL USA moves to new Mich. facility
September 17, 2012
Officials say that at 10,000 square feet, the new facility is double that of the previous facility, and that its configuration allows for better use of production space, including a dedicated clean room for sensitive component assembly and an expanded prototype shop for developing new designs and systems.
Dallas buys over 100 new buses, adds belts
August 30, 2012
Dallas County Schools has been acquiring a variety of new equipment for its giant fleet, from new school buses to lap-shoulder belts to stop-arm cameras. The district recently took delivery of 103 new Saf-T-Liner C2s from Thomas Built Buses. Director of Transportation Aaron Hobbs discusses the developments with SBF.
First Student adds 99 buses to Cincinnati fleet
August 27, 2012
The school bus contractor adds the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner buses to its fleet that serves Cincinnati Public Schools. The buses feature an enlarged front window for greater visibility and a footprint of near-zero nitrogen oxide emission.
Thomas Built offers fall maintenance training program
July 2, 2012
The school bus manufacturer’s fall Maintenance Training Institute will be held in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 11-14. Topics scheduled to be covered include EPA emissions systems; advanced electrical; coolant, maintenance and cost savings; and utilizing websites, resources and wire diagrams.
Thomas Built names new VP of operations
May 22, 2012
Caley Edgerly will oversee the company's two bus body plants, a chassis plant, a component fabrication plant and related logistics operations in his new position. He succeeds Jeff Allen, who now serves as vice president of operations, Redford Truck Powertrain, for Detroit Diesel Corp.
Green Fleets Across America 2012
May 3, 2012

From operating alternative-fueled vehicles to installing pollution-control equipment on buses to reducing idling, pupil transportation operations are doing their part to provide a healthy and safe ride to and from school for students. Here, we provide details on these and other environmentally friendly practices at school districts and contractors throughout the country.

TV show features Mich. contractor’s hybrid buses
April 11, 2012
The Clean Cities Success series of the public television program MotorWeek covers Dean Transportation’s four Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2e units. Director of Development Patrick Dean discusses the benefits the company has seen as a result of running the buses.
Achieving inventory efficiency
March 20, 2012

Adjusting your parts inventory to fulfill the needs of your technicians and to address the repairs that occur most will help bus maintenance and parts ordering in your shop run smoothly.

First Student adds 41 buses to Mass. fleet
March 15, 2012
Twenty-eight of the new buses designated for the Springfield School District are Thomas Built Saf-T-Liners. First Student also integrates 13 new small buses into the fleet.
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.

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