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SCR-equipped, Saf-T-Liner®

Customers Clamor for Thomas Built, SCR-equipped, Saf-T-Liner® Buses

Thomas Built Buses offers selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology on all Type C and D vehicles to maximize fuel efficiency and performance, while meeting new 2010 federal emissions standards. With orders for SCR-equipped Saf-T-Liner® buses in 44 states and five Canadian provinces in the first four months of 2010, Thomas Built Buses' sales demonstrate its customers' support for the new 2010 EPA-compliant technology.

"We don't just buy school buses. We invest in new safety and emissions technology because we know it's the best thing to do not only for the safety of the students we transport, but also for the environment in the communities we serve," said Ed Bishop, transportation director for Prince William County School District, who ordered 40 SCR-equipped buses in early 2010. "We have chosen SCR because we understand that it is a proven technology over other alternatives, and we believe it's the best technology over the long term."

Thomas Built Buses worked diligently to prepare for the 2010 changes in EPA emissions requirements and to provide reliable information about the transition to SCR technology for its dealers, customers, technicians, and for the school transportation industry as a whole.

Partnering with engine partner Cummins, the introduction of SCR technology on Thomas buses was designed to maximize fuel efficiency and engine performance, while meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards, all without compromising the reliability and safety customers expect from Thomas. The hard work and thoughtful planning paid off quickly as orders started coming in, demonstrating customer acceptance of the proven technology.

Thomas Built Buses is the primary supplier of Type C and D buses for Durham School Services, for which it has provided school buses for more than 20 years. Greg Miller, senior vice president of fleet operations for National Express Corporation, was eager to help Durham School Services take a step toward cleaner emissions. "Our customers are increasingly interested in a sound environmental strategy that includes vehicle replacement programs," said Miller. "The new SCR-equipped Thomas Built buses will help improve overall fuel economy and reduce our carbon footprint."

And the orders keep coming in from school districts and transportation providers across North America, demonstrating a shared commitment to sound environmental strategies with the selection of proven SCR technology. Thomas is proud to be the first choice of so many customers choosing to incorporate SCR technology into their fleets.

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