Carolina Thomas Blog

Why Your Church Needs a Bus (and Not a 15-Passenger Van)

Choosing the right vehicle for your church’s transportation needs can feel like a daunting task. Many decision-makers wind up in the classic church bus vs. a 15-passenger van dilemma. Carolina Thomas has been helping congregations navigate the long list of essential factors in this decision for many years.  When it comes to the costs, insurance, […]

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3 Ways a Bus Will Benefit Your Child Care Business

If you’re weighing the benefits of purchasing a bus or fleet for a child care business, there are a lot of good questions to ask and consider. Many business owners are justifiably concerned about potential liabilities and expenses. It’s also easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options in the market. And of course, […]

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Thomas Built Buses Makes Electronic Stability Control a Standard Feature

Story originally published on SchoolBusFleet.com. HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has added electronic stability control (ESC) as a standard, factory-installed feature for some of its school buses, the company announced on Tuesday. The standard ESC feature applies to all new Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel and compressed natural gas school buses ordered on or after July 23.

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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 […]

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How To Activate Cummins Diesel Engine Stay Warm Feature

In 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 […]

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Building the Perfect Bus: Great Customer Service Shows at Carolina Thomas

When Enterprise Baptist Church in Littleton, NC, needed a new bus for traveling and mission trips, Mr. Joseph Edwards, chairman of the transportation committee and associate Sunday School teacher, was assigned the task of finding the perfect vehicle. The church decided they would like to replace their old 15-passenger van with a 15-passenger bus in […]

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Thomas Built Buses Receives “World Class” Net Promoter Score

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (February 5, 2018) –Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, and its dealer network, has received top marks from its customers, resulting in an outstanding Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS®) for 2017. Through research conducted by The Daniel Group, Thomas Built has achieved a “World Class” NPS, which is any score […]

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