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Thomas Built Buses Zonar technology comes standard on Saf-T-Liner® and Minotour® models
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Zonar TCUs are already on board.

With our telematics control unit (TCUs) already on board, your Thomas Built Bus comes equipped to provide insightful vehicle data to manage fleet efficiency, increase safety and maximize uptime. Track the location, speed and fuel consumption of your bus. Get a direct line to your Cummins or Detroit engine with seamless remote diagnostics services. Monitor driver performance and deliver state-of-the-art, in-cab training. Gain access to instantaneous rider reporting, so you know when each student enters and exits the bus.

  • Fewer upfront fleet technology investment costs
  • Eliminates the need to purchase additional telematics hardware
  • Comes standard on Saf-T-Liner C2, EFX and HDX models, as well as Minotour models

Simply put, manage your school bus fleet better than ever before with line-installed TCUs.

60-day free trial, start any time.

Budgets are tight. Try before you buy to make deciding to install a smart fleet management system that much easier. Whether you’ve had the bus for a while or you’re buying the vehicle new, you can still participate in our 60-day free trial by activating the line-installed Zonar TCU. Contact a Zonar specialist to get started.

The power of possibility.

Whichever engine you choose, you can now maximize your fleet's performance with the ability to decode fault events, maximize uptime and proactively manage maintenance costs. It’s your choice. Opt in and turn on your remote diagnostics service today.

Detroit™ Connect Virtual Technician℠ Available on Detroit DD5™ and DD8™ engines

Virtual Technician helps fleet's make informed service decisions within minutes of an engine or aftertreatment fault event by not only notifying fleet managers that a fault code has been triggered, but also by diagnosing the root cause of the code, recommending a solution and helping source the parts needed for repair. The magic? Virtual Technician records critical vehicle performance data immediately—before, during and after—a fault occurs, giving Detroit engineers the most relevant information to interpret fault codes—and provide expert recommendations. Discover engine issues quickly, avoid costly downtime and locate nearby service when critical repairs are needed.

Activate Virtual Technician, which comes standard on Detroit during the engine warranty period.

Cummins Connected Diagnostics™ Available on Cummins Engines

The unique analytics data sent by Cummins Connected Diagnostics is more valuable than a simple lamp on the dash and more complete than raw data pulled from the electronic engine system. It identifies and prioritizes the fault codes, determines the probable cause of the fault, reports this information to fleet management through preferred communication method: email,  mobile app or online portal. And with Cummins Connected Advisor™, receive expert, in-depth analysis, recommendations and reporting from Cummins diagnostics technicians—straight to your email inbox. Facilitate repairs, minimize costly downtime and protect the overall health of your vehicle.

Plus, keeping Cummins engines updated is now easier, faster and more cost effective with our free Zonar OTAir™ mobile app. Opt in to activate Cummins diagnostics services on your TBB during the engine warranty period or for one year if out of warranty. And, gain access to Zonar OTAir for Cummins engines 2017 or newer.

Thomas Built Buses Thomas Built Buses with Zonar Download the brochure from Thomas Built Bus to learn more about how this partnership puts you more in control of your fleet. Then contact a Zonar specialist to activate your 60-day free trial.

Keep your eyes on the road.

Follow every Saf-T-Liner and Minotour model in your fleet remotely with Ground Traffic Control™, our web-based data management software. Customize the system for a variety of real-time alerts that monitor driver behaviors like speeding, excessive idling, hard acceleration, braking, cornering and out-of-route miles. Keep track of dozens of bus functions, including seat belt use, door opening and closing, wheelchair-lift activation, stop-arm operation and the parking brake. This system not only puts you in control of your buses, it will give you greater peace of mind.

Some words from Leadership
The integration of Zonar as standard on all of our school buses is one more example of the Thomas Built Buses commitment to innovation. We are proud to offer our customers best-in-class vehicles made smarter by the most comprehensive telematics system available.
Tracy Mack-Askew, Vice President of Engineering, Thomas Built Buses
Zonar telematics equips vehicles with turnkey solutions for adhering to strict safety and compliance regulations. Along with making every Thomas Built Buses vehicle safer, Zonar will simplify workloads, improve processes and lower the overall cost of ownership for all vehicles.
William Brinton, Co-founder, Zonar
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