HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has developed educational materials for fleet managers seeking information on the pros and cons of fueling options available for school buses.
Dubbed “Facts About Fuels,” the Thomas Built materials present information about the cleanliness, cost-effectiveness, durability, and future of diesel, propane, compressed natural gas, and gasoline.
"Thomas Built Buses is committed to developing technologies that meet the emerging needs of our customers," said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO. "We also are committed to helping our customers choose the best products and, in this case, fuel type, that is best for their fleet.”
According to Edgerly, developing a fuel strategy is made more difficult with “confusing and contradictory information swirling about in the industry.” While diesel remains the top fuel in pupil transportation, he said, it is being overshadowed by alternative fuels.
“We wanted to clear up the confusion and use facts backed by verifiable sources to shed light on the advancements of diesel fuel and how it stacks up to many of the alternatives fuels in the marketplace,” Edgerly said.
"Facts About Fuels" can be viewed on the Thomas Built Buses website. The site features an informational video and an animated interactive course on different fueling options. Posters and additional printed materials also will be available in the coming months through Thomas Built Buses dealers.