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Press Release

11/08/2016

Thomas Built Buses Extends Seven-Year Coverage on Allison Transmission Products

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Nov. 8, 2016 – Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of some of the most reliable and durable school buses on the market, has extended its seven-year Allison Transmission warranty. Announced late last year, this warranty coverage now will  cover buses manufactured in 2016 and 2017, including the 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS or 2350 PTS.    

“We continue to stand behind the quality and durability of Allison Transmissions,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses.  “We share a dedication to the school bus market and to manufacturing quality, long-lasting products. We are pleased to offer our customers additional peace of mind and a lower total cost of ownership with this extended coverage.”

Thomas Built’s transmission coverage will provide a total of seven years of industry-leading warranty coverage.  This offering is for a limited-time at no additional cost and is available only for models manufactured January 2016 through December 2017 and ordered through Thomas Built Buses.

For complete information about Thomas Built Buses or warranties, customers can consult their local 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 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.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison  has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.