The school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the association’s trade show on Tuesday.
The school bus manufacturer sponsors Brad Keselowski as he drives the No. 2 Thomas Built Buses Ford Fusion in the First Data 500 Race.
Thomas Built Buses is now accepting orders for school buses equipped with the Detroit DD5, adapted for the Saf-T-Liner C2, and the DD8, adapted for the Saf-T-Liner HDX.
When a pedestrian is detected, the system will alert the driver on an in-cabin tablet as well as through caution lights on the cross-view mirrors.
ESC will be standard on all new Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel and CNG school buses produced on or after July 23.
The new diesel engine will power a Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus that the OEM will showcase next month.
The New York State Head Mechanics Association’s Summer Seminar will take place on July 25 in Syracuse and includes training classes and opportunities to meet with suppliers.
Electric school buses are becoming more prominent in pupil transportation as the "Big 3" manufacturers release their own models and tour them, and pilots see positive results.
Diesel has long been the foremost fuel when it comes to large school buses, but there was a noteworthy shift in 2017 as gasoline Type C school buses came into the picture. Propane was the most popular alternative fuel.
Wills spent three decades in the bus business, starting with her family company and ending with Rohrer Bus Sales in Pennsylvania. With her retirement, Mike David steps into her role.
Daimler Trucks North America says it can now deliver 80% of dealer order volume in the U.S. by the next day.
Operators see reliable and quieter operation, fuel cost savings, and longer brake life. They recommend partnering with utility companies, installing charging infrastructure before receiving buses, and extensive driver training.
The Canadian contractor’s new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses are equipped with the Perimeter View 360 camera package and Mobileye collision avoidance.