December 7, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Launches 3-D Printing for Parts

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.
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November 27, 2017

Virginia Area Transportation Supervisor Named One of 10 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation

School Bus Fleet News recently published "10 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation" and among the 10 was Ashley Fussell of...
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November 7, 2017

Thomas Built Reveals New Electric School Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio: Thomas Built Buses unveiled a new electric school bus at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) conference...
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October 30, 2017

In Memory of John W. Thomas, Jr., a True Pioneer

Former President of Thomas Built Buses, John W. Thomas, Jr., passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 after a short illness....
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October 2, 2017

Virginia Pupil Transportation Official Receives National Recognition

Assistant Transportation Director, Kevin Roye, was nationally recognized in the October 2017 School Transportation News magazine for his outstanding work...
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September 28, 2017

Thomas Built Debuts First C2 School Bus With Detroit DD5 Engine

ATLANTA — Thomas Built Buses’ first Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus equipped with the new Detroit DD5 diesel engine went on...
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September 27, 2017

Allison Transmission 7-Year Warranty Program Extended

Thomas Built Buses will again offer as standard equipment the 7-Year Extended Warranty Coverage on certain Allison transmissions (2300 PTS,...
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September 8, 2017

Thomas Built Buses Adds Manager of Powertrain and Technology Sales

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has named Kim Alston its new manager of powertrain and technology sales, effective...
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September 6, 2017

Daimler Donates $1 Million to Texas Harvey Relief

Daimler AG’s U.S.-based subsidiaries—Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz US International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Trucks North America — have announced a joint support...
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August 29, 2017

Lynchburg City Schools Welcomes New Transportation Director

New school years are always accompanied by new faces, but Lynchburg City Schools didn’t just welcome students this year. Russell...
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August 17, 2017

Installation of Parking Brake Interlock on Thomas Buses Operating in Virginia Complete

This past spring, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) discovered approximately 4,000 public school buses operating in Virginia lacked the...
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May 19, 2017

Nine Virginia Students Attending Virginia Tech Awarded Scholarship Funds

Nine students have been awarded scholarship funds for their education at Virginia Tech. The scholarships are made possible through an...
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May 18, 2017

Important Information Regarding Parking Brake Interlock

Check here for the latest updates regarding the Parking Brake Interlock feature on Thomas school buses. UPDATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AT...
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May 12, 2017

Jeff Allen Promoted to DTNA Senior Vice President of Production, Quality, and Specialty Vehicles

On Tuesday, May 9, Daimler Trucks North America appointed two new members to its Operating Committee, Jeff Allen and Stefan...
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April 10, 2017

Team Sonny Brings Home Top Awards From Thomas Built Buses

Several Team Sonny members headed out to Dallas, Texas this week for Thomas Built Buses’ annual Dealer Meeting. On Monday...
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March 30, 2017

Allison Delivers 5% Better Fuel Economy vs. Eaton Procision

Two equally spec’d class 7 trucks were tested by a certified, third-party at an independent testing facility in West Texas....
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March 27, 2017

Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines available on Thomas Built Buses in 2018

Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines available on Thomas Built Buses in 2018 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the...
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March 22, 2017

Roger Neilsen appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Chief Operating Officer Roger Neilsen will become chief executive officer and president, effective...
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March 15, 2017

Floyd Merryman Named as Member of New Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg Economic Development Council

The Virginia Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia) initiative began in 2016 with the purpose of promoting economic and workforce development across...
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March 1, 2017

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and...
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February 27, 2017

AngelTrax Unveils New HD Video Surveillance System, Software

Mobile video surveillance supplier AngelTrax has introduced several new solutions for the transportation industry. The Vulcan Series in-vehicle surveillance systems...
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February 13, 2017

10 Reasons [We] Love the Bus

February is "Love the Bus" Month 1. School buses are the safest way for kids to get to and from...
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February 3, 2017

Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

Daimler officials also said the company has dramatically increased spending on research and development for 2017, up 15% from 2016 to more than 7.5 billion euros.
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February 3, 2017

DTNA preparing for year of milestones in 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a quartet of anniversaries for its Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star and Thomas Built Bus brands in 2017. Sonny Merryman Inc. President & CEO, Floyd Merryman had this to say, “We are proud to have been a part of the Thomas Built Buses family for the last 50 years and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future. Being a part of the Daimler Trucks North America group has allowed Thomas Bus to separate itself from the competition by developing safety and technology innovations for our customers to transport our most precious cargo to and from school daily.”
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January 31, 2017

January 2017 Bus Report

Check out the January 2017 Thomas Built Bus Bus Report. Included in this issue: the Benefits of Diesel Far Surpass What You Might Expect, Road Map with Caley Edgerly, Connectivity and Telematics, and Total Cost of Ownership Pro Tip.
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January 31, 2017

January Tuesday Tune-Up

In this month's Tuesday Tune-Up:Daniel Droog Awarded Southeast Trainer of the Year Award, New Hampton Roads Parts Salesperson, January/February Parts Special, New Sonny Merryman Inc. Website Revealed, and How-To Video: Entrance Doors Adjustments
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January 30, 2017

Sonny Merryman Inc. Service Trainer, Daniel Droog, Awarded Southeast Trainer of the Year

For the second year in a row, Daniel Droog, the Sonny Merryman Inc. Service Trainer, has been named the Thomas...
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January 24, 2017

Freightliner Custom Chassis Named to DOE Consortium

The U.S. Dept. of Energy has selected Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) as part of a multidisciplinary consortium that will explore improving on-road freight efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks.
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January 20, 2017

Patrick County residents are tripping out over donated bus at the Reynolds Homestead

Staff at the Reynolds Homestead provide cultural and educational experiences to the residents of Patrick County and surrounding areas. Their job has been made easier with the addition of a 15-passenger bus funded by a $50,000 donation from long-time patrons Ray and Nancy Dietz, of Martinsville, Virginia.
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