In an interview with SBF, IC Bus exec Trish Reed discusses the new gasoline option, which is expected to provide easier maintenance and quieter operation compared to a diesel.
The new nine-liter diesel engine option will be available for the rear-engine Type D bus in 2017.
The 7.6L engine, which is remanufactured using a standard set of new parts, is available for 2007 to 2010 IC Bus 300 Series buses.
Delivery of the CE Series buses, which are equipped with Power Solutions International engines, began in June and will be complete in time for the 2016-17 school year.
NSTA will host the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition at Thomas Built Buses’ headquarters on Sunday.
The New York dealership is certified as a Navistar Diamond Edge dealer by IC Bus. The designation is based on parts and service metrics.
Fitzgerald, who has been with the IC Bus and Collins dealership for more than 30 years, is named president of school bus and director of strategic accounts.
Fifty-one of the school bus manufacturer’s dealers have met its Diamond Edge Certified qualification by improving service dwell times in the second quarter of this fiscal year.
Longhorn Bus Sales of Texas wins the school bus manufacturer’s top honor. IC Bus also recognized the dealer with its “Pursuit of Excellence” award and Diamond Premier Dealer recognition for 2015.
The school bus manufacturer invests $17 million in lean manufacturing at its Tulsa, Oklahoma-based plant to increase production efficiency.
The school bus manufacturer upgrades its Tulsa, Oklahoma, plant and implements automotive lean manufacturing practices as it launches new products and technology in the market.
The winners of the company’s 2015 Diamond Premier Dealer award and its 2015 Diamond Dealer award are recognized for their efforts to improve sales and grow market share.
Dealers in the U.S. and Canada win the company’s annual Pursuit of Excellence dealership award for their performance in 2015.