Thomas Built Institute Announces Technician Service Training - West


High Point, N.C. - June 10, 2014 - Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce the Thomas Built Institute Service Training - West set for September 9–12 in Dallas, Texas.  The technicians’ training Institute will enhance bus technician skills and complement school bus maintenance programs.

“We know how tough it is to keep up with ever-changing technology, EPA standards and safety regulations,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses. “The annual Thomas Built Institute has become a very popular opportunity for school bus technicians to get hands-on training and a factory-certified curriculum in small classes, all in less than a week’s time.”

Participating technicians select the track they want and receive 28 credit hours of continuing education.

The 2014 Institute curriculum includes:
- An Introduction to Propane
- 2014 Emissions System
- Advanced Electrical
- Coolant, Maintenance and Cost Savings
- Utilizing Websites, Resources and Wire Diagrams
- Wheelchair Lifts and Seats
- And a choice of one of the following tracks:
        - Type C: Multiplex, Service Link or Troubleshooting
        - Type D: Electrical and Fan Drive

To register, visit Early enrollment is recommended, as classes fill up quickly. Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. The cost is $325, which includes lunch and ground transportation.

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 or at

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.




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