The aftermarket parts supplier celebrates 30 years in business and the opening of a new warehouse facility in Clinton Township, Michigan.
The 160,000 square-foot facility in Washington stocks TRP parts for all makes of buses, in addition to trucks and trailers.
Officials say that the new facility in Dallas will enable customers of DTNA brands, including Thomas Built Buses, to receive parts faster.
Autobus Thomas in Quebec will use Platinum Support, which trains dealership staff to provide rapid diagnosis and turnaround, consistent communication, and eliminate all areas of waste.
The company is now offering individually packaged bus seat covers and foam in packages of three to five, reducing or eliminating additional freight costs.
Jim Hogan will oversee parts management, purchasing, inventory, sales and supply of parts for the Blue Bird school bus dealer.
The free mobile app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Lista’s new aluminum anodized drawer handle cover for the Lista toolbox features an anodized finish that stands up to harsh environments and applications and a smooth shape that is easy to clean, company officials said.
Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.
Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.
The supplier increased the warranty on Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 automatic slack adjusters for school buses from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles.
Managers say setting up a barcoding and scanning system, fleet standardization and daily tracking of pricing have been indispensable practices. Additionally, good housekeeping and strategic organizing expedite jobs.
Fleetrite.com lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.