The parent company of Thomas Built Buses adds new facilities in Grimes, Iowa, and Whitestown, Indiana. The new facilities will hold more than $15 million of inventory and over 20,000 parts.
The school bus manufacturer’s new site incorporates a dynamic design and a news service feed, along with product-related offerings.
Thomas Built Buses is now offering a feature called Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization, aka “Stay Warm,” on its buses with Cummins diesel engines.
North Kansas City Schools is reportedly the first school district to win the ACT Expo’s Transit and Mobility award for sustainable transportation.
Lee’s Summit’s purchase of Thomas Built C2 CNG buses continues the district’s conversion of its fleet to compressed natural gas.
Carolina Thomas is named Thomas Built’s Dealer of the Year. The school bus OEM also awards regional winners and President’s Club recognitions.
In his new role, Roger Nielsen will oversee DTNA and its subsidiaries, including Thomas Built Buses.
The 7.7-liter medium-duty diesel engine will be offered for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus starting in 2018.
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.
Mid-South Bus Center in Tennessee and Warner Bus Industries in Saskatchewan are the latest dealers to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
In addition to donating time and money to benefit local students, the school bus OEM and its employees recently gave $300,000 to the United Way.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered stop-arm cameras, electric school buses, and student behavior management, among other topics.
Tobias Waldeck is appointed vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing for Daimler Truck Financial, which supports Thomas Built Buses and other DTNA vehicle brands.