Thomas Built Institute Updates Bus Maintenance Skills May 11-14, 2010

Hands-on Workshop Keeps Technicians and Vehicles Up to Speed

High Point, N.C. – The fleet technicians who maintain Thomas Built buses take their responsibilities very seriously. And once again Thomas is doing its part by offering the Thomas Built Institute, a training designed to complement school district maintenance programs.

“It’s tough enough to inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair bus and chassis systems on school buses from delivery to 20 years old,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses. “And then you add the challenges of constantly changing technology. The institute offers technicians extensive, hands-on training and first-hand experience in small classes, all in less than a week’s time.”

The 2010 institute curriculum includes:

To register for the 2010 Thomas Built Institute May 11-14, visit Early enrollment is recommended, with registration limited to 100 participants to ensure small class sizes and personal attention.

The training is $250 and includes lunch and ground transportation. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 28 credit hours of continuing education.

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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