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Making a Community Proud: The New Connersville Spartans Activity Bus

The new school activity bus in Fayette County, Indiana, is turning heads, creating excitement, and instilling pride among students and the community. What began as a set of rough sketches on the desk of Katrina Falk, Director of Transportation, Fayette County School Corporation, has turned into a state-of-the-art, beautiful activity bus that will provide transportation for field trips and athletic events for the corporation’s 3,500 students.
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Improvements to the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Fuel Tank

At Carolina Thomas, we’re always looking for good ideas to make the Thomas Built bus even better. So when our customers give us their opinion on something that needs improvement, we share that feedback with our manufacturer, Thomas Built Buses. And we work with them to make improvements to the bus. A recent example is improvements to the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 fuel tank.
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Service Bulletin: How to Test an Eccco LED Strobe Light

How to Test an Ecco LED Strobe LightBeginning in 2016, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses have come equipped with an Ecco LED roof-mounted strobe light with a built-in power pack. The Ecco LED strobe light is much easier to troubleshoot than previous strobe lights. It has both a power and ground wire, making it very easy to test.

In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to test an Ecco LED strobe light using a standard 9-volt battery and a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light connector (P/N: Ecco-Test). Click here for a printable copy of the service bulletin.

To order a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light test connector, call our Parts Professionals at (800) 440-3492.

Got questions or need assistance? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager
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How To Activate Cummins Diesel Engine Stay Warm Feature

How To Activate Cummins Diesel Engine Stay Warm FeatureIn early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the “Stay Warm” feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to activate Cummins diesel engine Stay Warm feature using Cummins INSITE software. 

This simple parameter settings change will allow the engine to continue its active regeneration versus regen interruption when the bus slows below 25 mph under the standard parameter settings. 

Satisfied customers have seen a dramatic decrease in aftertreatment maintenance issues with the new “Stay Warm” feature, as reported in School Bus Fleet.

Download our service bulletin for step-by-step instructions to activate the “Stay Warm” feature using Cummins INSITE software. 

Got questions or need assistance? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager
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