Dale Howard, owner of Howard Bus Service receives new gasoline-powered CE Series school buses from Dave Thomas, sales representative for Leeds Transit
LISLE, Ill. – June 18, 2018 – IC Bus announced today that Howard Bus Service headquartered in Ontario, Canada, has taken delivery of the first six CE Series gasoline-powered school buses.
“The opportunity to be among the first to operate an IC Bus gasoline school bus is an honor,” said Dale Howard, owner, Howard Bus Service. “In our experience, gasoline engines generally start easier and are more affordable and simpler to maintain than diesel engines. We are confident that the IC Bus CE Series gasoline-powered buses will help us provide our customer the most economical, reliable and safe transportation.”
The gasoline-powered bus is designed to make ownership more affordable and to provide easier maintenance for school districts and contractors, and utilizes the purpose-built Power Solutions International’s (PSI) modern and highly-efficient 8.8L V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions.
“IC Bus is proud to partner with Howard Bus Service to help them meet their transportation needs,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “Our customers want a choice in powertrain options and the CE Series gasoline-powered school bus is another example of how IC Bus is responding to market demand by providing affordable and reliable engine offerings. With the start of a new school year approaching, this is an exciting time for our customers throughout North America who can count on their CE Series gasoline school buses to reliably and safely transport their students to and from school.”
Howard Bus Service has been transporting students safely to and from school since 1955 and has been a loyal IC Bus customer doing business with Leeds Transit since 1970, the very first IC Bus® dealer in Canada.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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