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.
The second-largest school district in the country places a big order of Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses.
The warranty will now cover Thomas buses manufactured in 2016 and 2017 with the Allison 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS, or 2350 PTS.
Zonar’s V3 telematics control unit solution will be installed into the school bus manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner HDX, Saf-T-Liner EFX, and Minotour buses, starting with new buses ordered on Nov. 14, 2016.
The new diesel engine, equipped with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician, will be available for order in 2018.
The district recently replaced the majority of its diesel fleet with 124 new CNG buses. Here, Director of Transportation Lon Waterman discusses the financial and environmental aspects of the decision.
Des Moines Public Schools will run two buses equipped with lap-shoulder belts to gauge potential benefits and to assess student usage.
School Bus Fleet turns 60 this year — a remarkable achievement for any magazine — but that’s only one of the noteworthy milestones in 2016.
Blue Springs (Mo.) R-IV School District purchases the Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses from Thomas Built Buses. It is the second U.S. school district to introduce these buses into its fleet.
BusWest increases service efficiencies and earns the certification from the school bus manufacturer.
Leslie Kilgore, a 20-year veteran of General Motors, will oversee the development of new technologies for Thomas Built.