Increased Costs and Savings Tied to New Federal Emissions, Fuel Economy Regs

The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are targeting 24 percent in added reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption for school buses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles over the next decade with new Phase 2 rules to cut greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.

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Thomas Built Buses Announces New 7-Year Coverage on Allison Transmission Products

RICHMOND, Va. – Nov. 10, 2015 – Thomas Built Buses, manufacturer of some of the most reliable and durable school buses on the market, has announced they will provide their customers with an additional two years of transmission coverage on selected Allison Transmission products, for a total of seven years. This additional transmission coverage will be provided on all school buses built in calendar year 2016 that include the 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS or 2350 PTS.

IC Bus First to Offer New Eaton Transmission Option

RENO, Nev. — Trish Reed said IC Bus is excited to be the first brand in the school bus industry to offer its customers the option of the new Eaton's new dual-clutch, seven-speed Procision that was released last year.

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