Industry Updates

11/30/17 – Thomas Built Buses – Think you know diesel? Think again.

Did you know that diesel emissions are 90% cleaner today than in 2006? Based on EPA-regulated emissions, diesel is comparable to or even cleaner than other fuel types. In fact, 60 of today’s Saf-T-Liner C2 buses produce fewer combined emissions than one school bus from 2002. Diesel also has the lowest carbon footprint over the operational life of a school bus. Diesel. It’s no longer a dirty word.  Read More

11/5/17 – Thomas Built Buses Debuts “Jouley”

Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now we’re driving it in a whole new way with Jouley, the first generation Saf-T-Liner® C2 electric bus.

Named after the joule unit of energy, Jouley is our first electric bus and a working example of not only how important electric vehicles are to us, but how important they are to Daimler as a whole. Read more and watch the video

9/26/17 – Thomas Built Buses Debuts New Diesel Engines

Thomas Built Buses, along with Detroit, soon will launch some of the most efficient, powerful, reliable and, most important, clean diesel engines on the market. In 2018, the new Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™ will debut, after being engineered from the ground up to change the diesel engine as you know it.

Meet the DD5 – The DD5 engine, which is the latest in medium-duty engine technology, will deliver power, performance and best-in-class fuel economy and reliability. Suited for the Saf-T-Liner® C2, it was designed to offer a low overall total cost of ownership and make serviceability a breeze.  Read More