Thomas Built Buses Offers Heated Seats for Driver Comfort

High Point, N.C. – Thomas Built Buses (TBB) has introduced an optional heated driver’s seat, a first in the industry. The new feature exemplifies the history of market-leading innovations provided by TBB that are focused on driver comfort and passenger safety.

Now available on Type C and D buses, the driver’s seat provides dual zone heating for the lower back and seat areas. A built-in thermostat offers two settings so drivers can choose the level of warmth they prefer, and two carbon fiber heating strips deliver fast, even heat distribution.

“School bus drivers now can enjoy the comfort and benefits of a heated seat,” said Ken Hedgecock, vice president of sales, marketing and service for Thomas Built Buses. “Whether drivers use the heated seat to increase comfort on cold mornings or to soothe aching muscles at the end of a long, hard day, we know they’ll appreciate this feature.”

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 been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc. 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.

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