Who builds the American yellow school bus?

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The primary manufacturers are Thomas Built Buses, Blue Bird Bus Company, IC Bus, and there are a couple others. If they use a Freightliner Chassis, they are probably Thomas Built... Thomas Built is a subsidiary of Daimler A.G. (the parent company of Freightliner, Western Star, Mercedes Benz, etc.). The chassis are assembled at Freightliner Custom Chassis in Gaffney, South Carolina, and the bodies are built in High Point, North Carolina. Much of the steel used for the bodies comes from Lackawana, New York. These are the only full line manufacturers, making Type A - D buses, and are also the only ones who manufacture Type B, C,, and D buses. Blue Bird bus company used to use a lot of Navistar International chassis, but now manufacture their own. The chassis are assembled in Fort Valley, Georgia, and the bodies are manufactured in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

IC Bus is a subsidiary of Navistar International, and are the only ones using Interrnational chassis now.

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