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Thomas Built Buses Sells Out of 2018 Allocation of Detroit DD5 Engines

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Just two months after orders officially opened for the revolutionary Detroit DD5 and DD8 engines, Thomas Built Buses has sold out of its 2018 allocation of the DD5 engine, company officials announced.

“We knew these engines would be popular, but the market demand has far exceeded our expectations. We are blown away with how quickly we sold out of our 2018 allocation of the DD5 engine. We never expected to open up orders for 2019 so soon,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “Both the DD5 and DD8 engines will be the most efficient, powerful, reliable and clean diesel school bus engines in the market and our customers cannot wait to add them to their fleets.”

  • The DD5 engine is a 5.1L engine that is adapted specifically for the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2. School districts can expect at least a 3 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to other diesel engines in the category, superior after-treatment system performance and some of the longest service intervals in its class.
  • The DD5 was designed to produce fewer emissions, so it meets 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG17) standards and will continue to meet emissions standards through 2020.
  • The DD5 engine also comes equipped with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service.

Customers can still order the DD5 for 2019 delivery by contacting their local Thomas Built 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 thomasbuiltbuses.com or at 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.

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