The New Stay Warm Feature Improves Engine and DPF Performance for Thomas Built Buses

 

HIGH POINT, NC – In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the Stay Warm feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. Over the past year, Thomas Built dealers have been implementing the Stay Warm feature in diesel school buses across North America, and school districts could not be more pleased. 

Diesel and Propane and Gas, Oh My!

One of the most important decisions regarding a bus purchase is the type of fuel to choose. There is a lot of conflicting information out there today...those that say alternative fuels are not worth pursuing, or that diesel is going the way of the dinosaur. The fact of the matter is, each fleet may operate a different fuel type in order to achieve their best total cost of ownership, or TCO. 

GPS Technology Targets School Bus Speeding

MAGTEC, a fleet management and tracking firm, conducted a recent pilot test in Canada that showed the power of GPS over other solutions (cameras, alerts and speed limiters) can help prevent school bus tragedies like the one in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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Think You Know Diesel? Think Again

New federal emissions standards ratings released this year for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards.

Thomas Built Buses Ignites More Electric Talk with New ZEV

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thomas Built Buses joined the race to zero emissions on Saturday with the unveiling of a new all-electric school bus at a joint National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit and National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Conference session.

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