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Twin Rivers Unified School District fields one of the largest electric school bus fleets

The fleet’s lower prices and operating costs are coupled with the sustainability benefits.

Thomas Built Buses celebrates 200th Proterra-powered electric school bus delivery

Thomas Built Buses (TBB) announced the delivery of TBB’s 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus to Monroe County Public Schools in Indiana. Monroe became the first county in the state to receive an electric school bus in fall 2020. Since then, the district has continued to grow its zero-emission fleet, ordering an additional two buses

Daimler Trucks N.A. names new general manager of product strategy, market development

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Mary Aufdemberg, currently general manager and president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing (DTR), has been appointed general manager of product strategy and market development. Aufdemberg succeeds Kary Schaefer, who transitions to a new role as chief engineer, cab systems / entire vehicle engineering. Aufdemberg started her career with Daimler

Daimler Trucks N.A. makes senior operations leadership changes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it has appointed current Thomas Built Buses President and CEO Caley Edgerly to the role of general manager of operations planning and quality at DTNA. Edgerly joined Daimler in 1994, starting as a quality engineer at Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC). He later became the director of product development

Alliance Truck Parts launches second annual Fan Friday

Alliance Truck Parts announced that, in honor of The Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team and Brad Keselowski, driver of the Alliance Truck Parts No. 2 Ford Fusion, completing a successful year in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Alliance will once again launch its Fan Friday promotion. Every Friday, from Nov. 21, 2014, through Feb.

Detroit announces new medium-duty engines

Photo caption: Martin Daum (center), president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks of North America, announced the Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines, branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8, will allow DTNA to further expand

DTNA’s eco initiatives extend from the plant to the road

Daimler Trucks North America sustainability efforts extend from the plant to the road. While initiatives focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption have been around for some time, new greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards continue to propel manufacturers to develop alternatively powered vehicles. “Our ongoing support for the environment is found in our commitment

Thomas Built Buses expands natural gas lineup

Thomas Built Buses will expand its alternative-powered product offerings with production of a Minotour school bus fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new Type A CNG Minotour, which will be converted by IMPCO Automotive, will utilize a GM 6-liter engine on the OEM’s 4,500 series cutaway chassis. The 30-passenger bus will have Type 1