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NEW BUSES HELP KCKPS SAVE TIME AND MONEY


The KCKPS transportation team is saving time and money after a smooth integration of 47 new compressed natural gas Thomas Built HDX buses. Although the district hasn't yet received its first gas or electricity bill for the new buses, at $1.19 a gallon for natural gas and $3.29 a gallon for diesel, the director is sure he's "saving more money than you can shake a stick at." Read article >

WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A CULTURE OF TRAINING

Maintenance and repairs are part of every school bus transportation program. Having the right information to make the most cost-effective, time-efficient decisions means more than having a service manual, it means having the biggest informational toolbox. At Thomas Built Buses and in the Thomas Built dealer network, we make that possible through a robust Train the Trainer program. By delivering hands-on and meaningful training to our customer base, customers can more easily keep their people informed and their buses in peak condition. Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing is a model of how effective that approach can be. Read article >

"JUST ASK YOUR CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY WANT"


Thomas Built Buses' customer commitment reaches far beyond our dedicated employees and high quality products. Across North America, Thomas dealers focus on creating customer relationships. Dealer W.C. Cressey & Son shares its approach to customer service and how it creates the Thomas Built Customer Experience. Read article >

Also in this issue:

Thomas Debuts New Customer Videos >
Three customers share experiences with C2, HDX and EF SCR-equipped buses.

Thomas Becomes First Zero-Waste-to-Landfill School Bus Manufacturer >
Sustainable manufacturing program looks at more than recycling to build greener buses.

The focus on Zero-Waste-to-Landfill requires a little more work, but it's important that we make the extra effort.

-Jeff Allen, vice president of Operations, Thomas Built Buses


Kelley's Corner - An update from the President & CEO

SPOTLIGHT ON...

THOMAS BUILT BUSES: A FAMILY HERITAGE

This is the second in a series of BUS REPORT articles profiling some of the multi-generational families who have helped make Thomas Built Buses a great place to work. Read more >

UPCOMING EVENTS

SESPTC
7/10/2011 - 7/13/2011
Oklahoma City, OK
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NSTA
7/16/2011 - 7/20/2011
Baltimore, MD
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STN Expo
7/23/2011 - 7/27/2011
Reno, NV
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FedFleet
7/26/2011 - 7/28/2011
Orlando, FL
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Sign up for the western edition of the Thomas Built Institute, a hands-on school bus technician training in Reno, Nev. this July.
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