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Go Green, Save Green: The Monetary Benefits of Clean Diesel

Purchasing a new bus can be overwhelming. Yes, that gasoline-powered bus has a lower purchase price, but will you get anything for it when it comes time to sell? Yes, the propane to run that propane-powered bus is dirt cheap right now, but does this really offset the higher initial cost? There are so many variables…

Time for a Trade-in? Tips on Buying and Selling in Today’s School Bus Market

So you’re ready to buy a bus? The first decision that you must make is whether you want to buy new or used. This decision is primarily a financial one based upon what you can afford. Generally speaking, buying a new bus with a warranty and reselling it while it still has value is a good option. That doesn’t mean…

How to Make the Case for Clean Diesel at your School (or Organization)

Maybe you know that clean diesel is the right choice, but you’re having a hard time getting all of the decision makers on board at your school or organization. These talking points should set you on the path to success as you make the case for clean diesel. Clean diesel is proven. People have been using diesel to…

Diesel vs. Clean Diesel:  What’s Really the Difference?

As many of you probably know, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is mandating the use of a new, cleaner-burning diesel fuel. This fuel, known as ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD), has replaced the diesel of years past thanks to its reduced sulfur content at only 15 parts per million (ppm). According to the Diesel…

Kerlin Bus Sales Honored at Dealer Meeting

Thomas Built Buses recently honored its top dealers at the annual dealer meeting held in Orlando, FL. Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc was one of the dealerships receiving the prestigious President’s Club Platinum Award. Kerlin was also awarded the Midwest Regional Dealer of the Year. This award distinguishes…

Thomas Built Buses Receives “World Class” Net Promoter Score

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (February 5, 2018) –Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, and its dealer network, has received top marks from its customers, resulting in an outstanding Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS®) for 2017. Through research conducted by The Daniel Group, Thomas Built has achieved a…

School Bus to RV Conversion

Want to convert a school bus to an RV, there are a few things you need to know. This varies from state to state but in Indiana: 1. School bus yellow is a federally mandated color for school buses only. So, you will need to paint your bus. The sky is the limit here but not school bus yellow. 2. Since it is going to be…

2017 Clean Diesel National Grants

​Learn more at: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants and be sure and contact our Sales team to learn more about how clean today’s diesel engines are!PM Chart