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05/17/2016

Thomas Built Buses Announces New Platinum Support Certified Dealers

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

HIGH POINT, N.C. – May 17, 2016 – Thomas Built Buses, a leading U.S. manufacturer of school buses, announced today that Kerlin Bus Sales in Silver Lake, Ind. and Omaha Truck Center in Omaha, Neb., are the latest Platinum Support certified dealers.

Both dealerships underwent rigorous service training in order to reduce vehicle downtime and lower vehicle life cycle costs for their customers.

Platinum Support, a collaborative effort between Thomas Built Buses and its dealers, focuses on improving the customer experience. Platinum Support dealers and their highly trained staff provide rapid diagnosis, responsive turnaround and quality, consistent communication, robust parts availability and superb customer service.

 “We are proud to add two more dealerships to our Platinum Support program,” said Paul Start, market growth development manager, Thomas Built Buses. “Reducing downtime, service time and the cost of repairs and maintenance is important to us and important to our customers.  Through this program, we ensure that customers across the nation experience best in class service that will save them time and money as they service their fleets.”

Kerlin Bus Sales and Omaha Truck Center join other Thomas Built Platinum Support certified locations including American Bus Sales & Service in Annapolis, Md., Carolina Thomas of Greensboro, N.C., Sonny Merryman  of Evington, Va., Autobus Thomas of Drummondville, Quebec and Transportation South of Pelham, Ala.

For more information about the Platinum Support program, customers may contact their local Thomas Built Buses dealer.

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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