DTNA Brings Vocational, Electric Solutions to the IAA 2018

HANNOVER, Germany — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is showcasing the Freightliner EconicSD, Freightliner 114SD and the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 all-electric school bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. The products will be part of the Daimler exhibit (#FG P98), which will feature Daimler commercial vehicle solutions from around the world.

Bitimec’s Cost-Effective Wash-Bots Win Over School Bus Operators

Bitimec’s Wash-Bots have become the ‘go-to’ machines nationwide for affordable school-bus washing. The ingenious Bots are simply walked around the vehicle, as ‘they’ apply soap, rinse-water and power-brush, all at the touch of a button. The small footprint systems do not need a dedicated building and can be tucked out of the way when not in use. Wash-Bots ‘mechanize’ the wash process and remain under the operator’s control for the best possible results in 6-8 minutes per bus.

Kirk Dawson Named General Manager of Vehicle Service Group (VSG)

MADISON, Ind. – Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager of The Americas effective Dec. 1, 2018. VSG is the parent company of 13 leading brands in the vehicle lift, wheel service and collision repair markets including Rotary, Chief, Forward, Ravaglioli and Direct-Lift. Dawson takes over from Matt Webster, who is retiring after 35 years with the company.

Blue Bird Tender Offer to Buy up to $50 Million of its Capital Stock at $28

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. (NASDAQ: BLBD) announced today that it is commencing a tender offer to purchase up to $50 million in aggregate value of shares of its (i) common stock at a price of $28.00 per share, and (ii) 7.625% Series A Convertible Cumulative Preferred Stock, at a price of $241.69 per share, which is equal to the common stock offer price multiplied by 8.6318.

U.S. is Now the No. 1 Crude Oil Producer in the World

It’s official: The U.S. is now the top global producer of crude oil for the first time since 1973, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Energy Department. This is good news for future diesel fuel prices nationwide.

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