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3 Quick Tips for Buying A Used Bus

Buying a bus is a big decision and there are many different aspects to consider before making the purchase. Below you will find a list of tips to help potential bus buyers make the right choice. Establish the Intended Use These days school buses are used for more than just picking kids on their way to school or…

School Bus to Camper

For our third bus conversion blog post, we had the privilege of interviewing a man who’s passion for buses led him to transform a used bus into a dream family camper Meet Gene A bus mechanic by trade, Gene Noble is no stranger to the new and used bus market. That’s why when his family became interested in…

School Bus to Food Truck

Continuing on with our series on unique bus conversions, we wanted to tell you about another amazing bus renovation that we recently came across. If you missed our first post in this series you will definitely want to check that out to read about Taylor’s amazing bus conversion in progress!) Meet Ray Ray Trump is…

School Bus to Tiny Home

School Bus to Tiny Home When you picture a bus in your mind, you’re probably picturing a traditional yellow and black school bus toting children back and forth to school and other extracurricular activities - but did you know that some people are using buses for an entirely different purpose? Being in the…

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…