Manufacturing

100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 Thomas Built School Bus Delivered

The landmark 100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 from Thomas Built Bus was delivered to Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia, which has added the vehicle to its current fleet of 130 buses that collectively travel almost 2 million miles per year.

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Daimler Trucks Announces Automated Truck R&D Center in Portland

PORTLAND, ORE. — Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Ore. The facility will be located at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, where DTNA already has a significant R&D presence, including a full-scale heavy-duty truck wind tunnel on Swan Island, plus the High Desert Proving Grounds nearby in Madras, Ore.

Navistar Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

LISLE, IL. — Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) today announced a second quarter 2018 net income of $55 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to a second quarter 2017 net loss of $80 million, or $0.86 per diluted share.

Lion Electric Reveals All-Electric Midi/Minibus

Zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer The Lion Electric Co. revealed its new all-electric, 26-foot midi/minibus at the Movin’On event in Montreal, the eLionM. The low-floor bus meets paratransit/transit/urban requirements, and can travel 150 miles on a single charge, said compay founder and CEO Marc Bedard.

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Blue Bird Electric School Buses Showcased at Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT CANADA — At the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference (CPTC) trade show, Blue Bird featured its exclusive, all-electric type D and A buses for attendees to preview. Today, at the conclusion of the event, Blue Bird hosted the Blue Bird Experience, a customer ride-and-drive featuring a full line-up of Blue Bird’s class-leading products and services. School buses in the ride-and-drive event included buses powered by electric, gasoline, diesel and propane engines. In showcasing the widest range of powertrain offerings in the industry, transportation leaders from across North America have the power of choice when they select Blue Bird buses for their fleet, with every fuel type available.