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Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Rear End Safety Advantages

At Thomas Built Buses and Carolina Thomas, safety is our highest priority. That’s why Thomas Built engineering and design, construction methods, technology and even customer service are guided by bus safety. And it’s why Carolina Thomas is driven by the same high standards. Together, we are the recognized school bus leader for North Carolina and in the industry, and we’re proud of that.

Over the years, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 school bus has earned a reputation for innovation, durability and safety.

In this video, we’ll show you the 5-point ‘System of Safety’ that makes the rear end of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 the strongest and safest in the school bus industry.

Want to learn more or set up a Saf-T-Liner C2 demo? Please give us a call.


Phil Loflin
Sales Representative – East Region

Office:  (800) 440-3492 Ext. 370
Mobile:  336-692-1257
Email:  ploflin@carolinathomas.com


Roy Parks
Sales Representative – West Region
Office:  (800) 440-3492 Ext. 378
Mobile:  336-402-7878
Email:  rparks@carolinathomas.com

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Introducing Mobileye Collision Avoidance & Lane Departure Detection System

As part of our continuing effort to promote school bus safety and positive driving habits, Carolina Thomas is proud to be the exclusive provider of the Mobileye Collision Avoidance and Lane Departure Detection System for North Carolina school transportation fleets.

This video shows how the system works:


This NC DPI-approved system is suitable for all makes of buses as well as fuel trucks, tow trucks and fleet service vehicles.

Want to learn more or set up a demo? Please give us a call.

Steve Connolly
Parts Manager     

Office:  (800) 440-3492 Ext. 366
Mobile:  336-255-1999
Email:  sconnolly@carolinathomas.com

Vinny Rivera
Service Manager
Office:  (800) 440-3492 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com


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Saf-T-Liner® C2 Customers Are Replacing Fewer Roof Hatches. Here’s why.

By Tom Schaaf
Vice President & General Manager

Over the past several years, we’ve noticed an interesting trend:
Saf-T-Liner C2 customers are replacing fewer roof hatches compared to other buses. We used to ship several hundred replacement roof hatches each month to customers. This is no longer the case.

The obvious advantage for customers is lower replacement parts costs and less headache. But it raises an interesting question: Why does the roof hatch on a Saf-T-Liner C2 last longer than those on other buses? The answer to that question may surprise you.

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Saf-T-Liner® C2 Lift Door: Safer by Design

By Tom Schaaf
Vice President & General Manager

The American school bus is the safest vehicle on the road. Many safety features have been added over the years that were not there “in the good ol’ days!” Options such as push out emergency windows, large wheelchair lifts, and roof escape hatches are now common place.

If you’ve ever been on one of my Thomas Built Buses plant tours, you understand why the Saf-T-Liner® C2 is stronger and safer than other buses. The lift door design is one such feature that makes the Saf-T-Liner® C2 stronger and safer. Here’s why:


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