High Point, USA – Thomas Built Buses, the school bus subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, has added a new product offering to its lineup. The new vehicle, “MyBus,” was designed specifically to fill the transportation needs of small groups and is particularly well suited for childcare centers, service organizations, small businesses, and other groups and clubs.
Thomas Built Buses’ MyBus is a Multi-Function Student Activity Bus (MFSAB). This category of the U.S. classification system meets the same Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard as school buses, except MFSABs are not required to have traffic control lights or to be yellow, which is mandatory in most U.S. states. Year after year, studies have shown that school buses (including MFSABs) are the safest form of transportation on the streets. “As a leader in the transportation industry, we are committed to designing and building innovative, safe, and reliable transportation in order to meet our customers’ needs when it comes to safety and comfort,” says John O’Leary, head of Thomas Built Buses.
The new vehicle is easy to maintain and durable enough to withstand the daily rigors of transporting children and adults. Its 73 inches of interior headroom, outward-opening entrance door, and wide aisle enable passengers to move around freely inside the bus.
MyBus is available in three models: the up-to 14 passenger SRW (single rear wheel), which does not require a bus driver’s license in most U.S. states; the up-to 20 passenger DRW (dual rear wheel) 041; and the up-to 30 passenger DRW 051.
Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, is one of the leading manufacturers of school buses in North America, with a market share equal to more than one-third of the region’s total. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, the company has focused on producing top-performing, innovative school buses. About Daimler
Daimler AG, Stuttgart, with its businesses Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Financial Services, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses, is a globally leading producer of premium passenger cars and the global market leader of heavy- and medium-duty trucks as well as buses. The Daimler Financial Services division has a broad offering of financial services, including vehicle financing, leasing, insurance and fleet management. Daimler sells its products in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, continued to make automotive history following their invention of the automobile in 1886. As an automotive pioneer, Daimler and its employees willingly accept an obligation to act responsibly towards society and the environment and to shape the future of safe and sustainable mobility with groundbreaking technologies and high-quality products. The current brand portfolio includes the world’s most valuable automobile brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as smart, AMG, Maybach, Freightliner, Western Star, Mitsubishi Fuso, Setra, Orion and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt, New York and Stuttgart (stock exchange abbreviation DAI). In 2008, the Group sold 2.1 million vehicles and employed a workforce of over 270,000 people; revenue totaled €95.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €2.7 billion. Daimler is an automotive Group with a commitment to excellence, and aims to achieve sustainable growth and industry-leading profitability. Press Release: media.daimler.com