The parent company of Thomas Built Buses says it sees 3-D printing as a better way to provide rare parts when customers need them.
NAPT sessions show that vehicle technology is advancing rapidly, and the school bus industry needs to keep pace or be left behind.
At the NAPT conference, the manufacturer surprises attendees with a Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, which has a range of about 100 miles.
The medium-duty diesel engine is expected to boost fuel economy, reliability, and serviceability, according to the manufacturer.
In the new role, Kim Alston will work with school bus dealers and customers to determine the best powertrain offerings for fleets.
The company’s U.S.-based subsidiaries, including the parent company of Thomas Built Buses, are donating the money to the American Red Cross.
Schetky Northwest Bus Sales sees improvements in efficiency and customer experience through the certification program for Thomas dealers.
School bus dealer Sonny Merryman equips all Thomas Built school buses in the state with the safety device. Some buses were found to be missing the device in May.
The NASCAR star surprises drivers at Cabarrus (N.C.) County Schools, thanking them and other school bus drivers for the service they provide for students.
Sessions at the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association event cover such compelling issues as missed bus stops, stop-arm running, and crashes with stationary objects. New school buses and a scenic river also catch attendees' attention.
The school bus OEM’s strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions follows Agility’s acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets.
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.
Matthews Bus Alliance of Orlando, Florida, is the latest dealer to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.