Thomas Built Buses® Proud OEM Partner

Thomas Built Buses Zonar technology comes standard on Saf-T-Liner® and Minotour® models
Activate a free trial on your factory-equipped Thomas Built Bus today.

Start your insights on the line.

When you choose to have our telematics control unit (TCUs) line-fit at the factory, your Thomas Built Buses vehicle will come equipped to provide insightful vehicle data to manage fleet efficiency, increase safety and maximize uptime.

  • Track your bus’s location, speed and fuel consumption.
  • Monitor driver performance and deliver state-of-the-art, in-cab training.
  • Access real-time ridership reporting to know when each student enters and exits the bus.

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

60-day free trial, start any time.

If your Thomas Built Buses vehicle already has a Zonar TCU on board, activate your 60-day free trial. One easy way to try before you buy. Contact a Zonar specialist to get started.

The power of possibility.

Maximize your fleet’s performance with the ability to decode fault events, maximize uptime and proactively manage maintenance costs. 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 notifying fleet managers that a fault code has been triggered, and 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.

Thomas Built Buses Thomas Built Buses with Zonar Download the brochure from Thomas Built Buses 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®, Minotour® and C2 Jouley™ model in your fleet remotely with Ground Traffic Control®, our secure online smart fleet management platform. Customize for a variety of real-time alerts that monitor driver behaviors such as speeding, excessive idling, hard acceleration, braking, cornering and out-of-route miles. Track dozens of bus functions, including seat belt use, door opening and closing, wheelchair-lift activation, stop-arm operation and the parking brake. You have greater control of your buses and 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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