Thomas Built Buses Adds Dealer in New Mexico

Zia Bus Sales in Albuquerque will be Exclusive Dealer of Thomas Buses

High Point, N.C. – Thomas Built Buses has added Zia Bus Sales to its dealer network. Located at 2655 Baylor Drive S.E. in Albuquerque, Zia Bus Sales will become the exclusive Thomas dealer for the state of New Mexico. Zia has been in business 13 years and has a staff of knowledgeable sales professionals and skilled service technicians.

“Zia Bus Sales has been the leading bus dealer in New Mexico for many years and now we’re proud to be associated with the leading bus manufacturer in the country,” said Lynn Degenhart, president of Zia Bus Sales.

Ken Hedgecock, vice president of sales, marketing and service for Thomas Built, said Zia will be a strong addition to its dealer network. “Zia Bus Sales is a very professional organization with an excellent reputation for customer service,” he said. “We’re excited about the new opportunities awaiting Zia and Thomas Built in New Mexico.”

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Thomas Built Buses ( is the leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, with more than one-third of the market. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, the company has focused entirely on delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America.

Thomas Built Buses is a member of Freightliner LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 3-8 vehicles. Freightliner LLC produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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