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Interest in Thomas Built hybrid bus grows
April 1, 2010
The school bus manufacturer reports that it has received more than three dozen orders for its new Saf-T-Liner C2e diesel-electric hybrid bus. A Texas school district is one operation that recently added 25 units to its fleet. Thomas Built says the C2e can reduce emissions and improve fuel economy by 30 percent or more.
Q&A With New President of Thomas Built Buses
March 22, 2010

School bus OEM appoints Kelley Platt as the successor of John O’Leary, who moved into a new role with Daimler Trucks North America. Platt played a pivotal role in Daimler’s acquisition of Thomas Built in ’98.

Thomas Built to deliver SCR-equipped buses to Durham
March 17, 2010
The school bus manufacturer in May will begin filling an order from the contractor for 288 Saf-T-Liner EF units. Along with a redesigned cockpit, the bus features a Cummins engine with selective catalytic reduction technology to meet EPA emissions requirements.
Thomas Built offers heated driver’s seat
March 11, 2010
The new feature is an option on the manufacturer’s Type C and D buses. A built-in thermostat lets drivers choose their ideal level of warmth, and two carbon fiber heating strips evenly distribute the heat.
Thomas Built names new president
February 1, 2010
School bus OEM officially announces Kelley Platt as the successor of John O’Leary, who moved into a new role with Daimler Trucks North America. Platt played a pivotal role in Daimler’s 1998 acquisition of Thomas Built.
NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

Thomas Built gets first order for SCR-equipped HDX buses
December 18, 2009
Fifty-nine of the manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses featuring selective catalytic reduction technology will be delivered to a Maryland school district in June and July 2010.
Thomas Built honors top dealers
November 30, 2009
Matthews Buses Inc. was named the bus manufacturer’s national and northeast region dealer of the year. Thomas dealerships in Nebraska, North Carolina and Alberta won the remaining regional awards.
Michigan district wins new bus for a year
November 24, 2009
Hoekstra Transportation offered the use of a brand new Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus as part of a giveaway contest during the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation's annual fall conference.
Thomas Built redesigns cockpit of Type D unit
November 19, 2009
The manufacturer’s 2010 Saf-T-Liner EF school bus features cockpit improvements to enhance functionality and driver comfort, including optimized driver’s seat placement and grouped switches. The unit also boasts a revamped electrical system.
NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
October 5, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — More than 1,000 entries were received for the fourth annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year nat...
New Thomas Built hybrid to be shown at Arizona dealership
August 12, 2009
PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state will have an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybr...
Thomas Built dealer expands territory through acquisition
June 16, 2009
Thomas Built Buses dealer Matthews Buses Inc. has acquired Maybrook, N.Y.-based Quality Bus and Truck Sales.
Thomas Built Institute to provide 36 hours of technician training
June 3, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses will hold training sessions for school bus technicians July 20-24, at its headquarters here.

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Thomas Built seeks ‘Driver of the Year’
March 26, 2009
To recognize the contributions individual drivers make to children's safety, Thomas Built Buses is sponsoring its annual Children's Choice School Bus Driver of the Year essay contest, now in its fourth consecutive year.
Harper Power Products to serve as new Thomas Built dealer
February 24, 2009
TORONTO — Harper Power Products Inc. has added Thomas Built Buses units to its product lineup.
Educational arts program from Daimler, Kennedy Center gets rolling
January 30, 2009
Daimler Financial Services and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which partnered last year to offer the “On Location: Spotlight on Your Community” education program, have completed the launch phase of the program.
Thomas Built recognizes top dealers for 2008
December 3, 2008
Thomas Built Buses recently recognized Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing of Silver Lake, Ind., with its 2008 national Dealer of the Year Award.
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winner
November 19, 2008
Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for the third annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year national essay contest.

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