Thomas Built Buses Announces New Seven-Year Coverage On Allison Transmission Products

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Richmond, Va. – Nov. 10, 2015 Thomas Built Buses, manufacturer of some of the most reliable and durable school buses on the market, has announced they will provide their customers with an additional two years of transmission coverage on selected Allison Transmission products, for a total of seven years.  This additional transmission coverage will be provided on all school buses built in calendar year 2016 that include the 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS or 2350 PTS.    

“Allison Transmission, like Thomas Built Buses, continually focuses on providing an industry-leading quality product with a low total cost of ownership,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses.  “This additional coverage is just another way Thomas Built Buses is making a commitment to the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers.”

Beginning with buses built on or after January 1, 2016, Thomas Built’s transmission coverage will provide a total of seven-years of industry leading warranty coverage, rather than the previous five-year warranty.  This offering is for a limited-time at no additional cost and is available only for models manufactured January through December 2016 and ordered through Thomas Built Buses.

“Both Thomas Built Buses and Allison Transmission have had a rich 100-year history,” explains Edgerly. “Thomas Built Buses is thrilled to offer a differentiated school bus product to provide our customers with what they demand.  No other school bus or transmission manufacturer is as dedicated to this market as Thomas Built Buses and Allison Transmission.”

For complete information about Thomas Built Buses or warranties, customers can consult their local dealer. 

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com

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