Thomas Built Buses, Inc. is a bus manufacturer based in High Point, North Carolina, United States and a subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. Thomas produces school buses, activity buses/MFSAB (Multi-Function School Activity Buses), and commercial buses; both small and full-size buses are produced.

Thomas traces its roots to 1916, when it was incorporated as the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in High Point, North Carolina. The company specialized in the manufacture of electric streetcars; as buses superseded them in the middle of the 20th century, Thomas switched to bus production (primairly school buses). By the 1970s, Thomas Car Works had become one of the dominant school bus manufacturers in North America. In 1972, the company reorganized, adapting its current name, Thomas Built Buses.

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Thomas Built Busses


Thomas makes School buses and Transit Buses

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
Thomas Minotour School Bus 1980-present ? Minotour
Thomas MyBus Transit Bus 2009-present ? MyBus
Thomas Mighty Mite School Bus 1985-1994 ? Mighty Mite
Thomas Conventional School Bus 1972-2002 ? Thomas Conventional
Thomas/Freightliner FS-65 School Bus 1997-2007 ? Freightliner FS65
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus 2004-present ? Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2
Thomas Vista School Bus 1989-1998 ? Vista
Thomas Saf-T-Liner HDX/Thomas Saf-T-Liner MVP EF/Thomas Saf-T-Liner EF/Thomas Saf-T-Liner MVP ER School Bus/Transit Bus 1991-present ? Thomas Saf-T-Liner
Thomas All Star EF School Bus 1990-1994 ? Thomas All Star
Thomas CL960/Thomas TL960 Transit Bus ? ?

Thomas CL960


Thomas SLF200 Transit Bus ? ? Thomas SLF200 Sleep School Buses
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 For Sleep

2014-2015 Sleep School Buses