We are pleased to introduce one more reason to choose Thomas Built Buses and Carolina Thomas. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now standard and factory installed on all new Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel and CNG school and activity buses.
ESC systems have been required by law for all passenger vehicles in the U.S. since 2012, and for air brake-equipped commercial vehicles exceeding 33,000 GVW – heavy trucks and large buses – since August 2017. As a result of several recent school bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now recommend that manufacturers install electronic stability controls on all buses. Why is electronic stability control important and what exactly does it do? (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)