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FL DOE ITB: 2017 - 02 Pricing and Ordering Guide

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Volusia County takes delivery of the first 9 of 25 C2 77 passenger buses 


Bill French Assistant Director Transportation Services for Volusia County takes delivery of the first 9 of 25 C2 77 passenger buses from Matthews Buses Florida Account Manager, Tim BeVier.

"The decision to change, which is HUGE for us, was largely due to our confidence that the support will be there. We believe that the level of support has significant value that impacts the overall cost of the product and we hope to build a long-term relationship based on support, trust and confidence." Bill French 


Volusia County -Bill French & Matthews Buses Florida Tim BeVier 

Tim BeVier, Account Manager Matthews Buses Florida and Bill French Assistant Director Transportation Services for Volusia County

 Volusia County Shop Managers 

John Wilson and James Wade shop managers for Volusia County Transportation inspect new Thomas C2 bus deliveries from Matthews Buses Florida.

 Volusia County Techs

Technicians from Volusia County 


First Annual Orange County Public Schools Operations Employee Car and Bike Show

Matthews Buses Florida participated in the First Annual Orange County Public Schools Operations Employee Car and Bike Show by displaying our 1967 Thomas Classic School Bus.  

Pictured are the 1967 bus next to a 2017 OCPS Thomas C2 and the 1967 classic school bus next to 1967 Impala. 




1967 -2017 Buses  1967 Thomas Bus and 1967 Impala


Marion County Receives Delivery of New Buses

Matthews Buses Florida delivers 9 Thomas 77 passenger C2’s and 4 Thomas 77 passenger C2’s with Wheelchair Lifts to Marion County School District. The buses feature Rifled Air Conditioning AC Systems, Ricon Lifts and Gate Keeper Camera Systems. This is the second group of C2 buses received by Marion County after making the decision to switch to Team Matthews.

Receiving the deliveries for Marion County is Rebecca Rora, Transportation Director and Chico Moore, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.

Thank you, Marion County, for choosing Matthews!

Marion County Transportation Director  Chico Marion County


Volusia County District Schools Inspect New Buses

Key members, Assistant Director Bill French, Shop Managers John Wilson and  Jim Wade and Tech Support James Townsley, of the Volusia County District Schools Transportation Department inspected some of their 25 new 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses at Matthews Buses Florida, 4802 West Colonial Drive.

Glenn and Lori Matthews’ daughter, Justine, was on hand to meet everyone as it just happened to be National Take Your Child To Work Day. 

Glenn Matthews, Don Ross, Bob Dolan, and Tim Bevier were also on hand to help Volusia County Bus People review their new buses. 

Everyone at Team Matthews Florida says Thank You to everyone at Volusia County District Schools for choosing Matthews.  

Volusia County Inspects New Bus


Platinum Logo

Congratulations To Matthews Buses Florida for Going Platinum! Platinum Support that is!  

Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between Thomas Built Buses and its dealers, focused on improving the customer experience.

Platinum Support provides rapid diagnosis, responsive turnaround and quality, consistent communication, robust parts availability and superb customer service; all provided by a highly-trained staff.

Through rigorous Platinum Support training, dealers learn to eliminate all areas of waste from day-to-day business practices, including faster vehicle assessment, reducing vehicle down time and lowering vehicle life cycle costs to the customer.

“In meeting the criteria to become a certified Platinum Support dealer, customers can rest assured that their servicing dealer is committed to continuous improvement and to providing a service level that greatly exceeds industry standards,” said Paul Start, market growth development manager, Thomas Built Buses. “As industry leaders we are always in a culture of continuous improvement, as it is considered a corner stone of our success.”

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the FreightlinerWestern Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.


  Award AcceptanceAward with C2

Thomas Built Buses International Sales Meeting

April 3, 2017

Matthews Buses Florida was honored once again as a Platinum Level Dealer at the 2017 Thomas Built Buses International Sales Meeting in Dallas Texas. This is the highest level attainable from Thomas Built Buses. 

Congratulations to Carolina Thomas for being selected Southeast Regional Dealer of the year (Thomas’ Strongest Region) and overall Dealer of the Year! 

Ali Rampartab was honored once again as a Platinum Level Trainer. 

This year’s Dealer of the Year Reception was held at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium fittingly to honor us Platinum Level Dealers as Champions for Thomas Built Buses. 



4/3/17 -Thomas Built Buses International Dealers Meeting 
Dallas, Texas

Glenn MatthewsDon & SherrySpealer1Speaker 2Speaker 3

Orange County Receives Key To First of 109 Buses

Don Ross, General Manager with Matthews Buses Florida, presents the key to the first of the 109 buses currently in production for Orange County to (left to right) Mark Chiampi Sr. Administrative Business Support Services, and Maurice Frye Sr. Administrator Fleet Support, Orange County Schools. 

Thanks Orange County for Choosing Matthews!

Orange County Receives Keys


Orange County Valued Customer


Marion County Receives Keys to New Thomas Bus

Marion County Receives Delivery of their Thomas Built Bus from Matthews Buses Florida.

Marion County’s Maintenance Supervisor Chico Moore received the keys to their Thomas Built Bus from Matthews Buses Florida’s Account Manager, Tim BeVier. Marion County will receive delivery of 9 C2s and 4 C2 lift buses in the second quarter of 2017.

Marion Delivery


Matthews Buses Florida is pleased to welcome Bob Dolan to TEAM Matthews!

Bob Dolan has accepted the position of Account Manager with Matthews Buses Florida. He brings with him 35 years of sales and sales management experience with some of the largest sales organizations in the United States. Bob’s experience in the school bus industry has given him in-depth knowledge of the needs of the school districts making him one of the top account managers for bus sales specializing in large counties throughout Florida. 

Please join us in congratulating Bob.

Bob Dolan

Orange County Schools visits Rifled Air Conditioning 

Rifled Air Conditioning in High Point, NC welcomed Orange County Schools as they viewed for the first time the newly designed front bulk head AC and 3 compressor bracket. Comments were "wow what a difference", "it’s cold in here" as they commented on the AC flow from front to back! 

The Orange County team was joined by Matthews Buses Florida, General Manager, Don Ross. 

As Pictured (left to right) 
Greg Roberson-Fleet Service Manager 
Brett Cairns IT- Fleet Support Communications 
Mark Chiampi Senior Administrative, Business Support Services 
Maurice Frye- Senior Administrator Fleet Support 

Orange County Visits RAC


Brevard County Receives Thomas C2 Saf-T-Liner

Director of Transportation Arby Creach (right) and Assistant Director of Transportation Randy Wheeler (left) with Brevard County Schools are receiving delivery of the first of nineteen (19) new Thomas C2 Saf-T-Liner Buses from Matthews Buses Florida’s Account Manager, Cliff Clare Jr. 

Brevard County Schools will receive a total of nineteen (19) new Thomas C2 Saf-T-Liner Buses from Matthews Buses Florida’s. Thanks Brevard for choosing Matthews!


Brevard County

Martin County Schools Receives First Delivery

Matthews Buses Florida’s Cliff Clare Jr., Account Manager, is handing over the keys to the first delivery of a new Thomas C-2 Saf-T-Liner to Jerry Briggs, Fleet Manager of Martin County Schools. 

Martin County Schools will receive a total of fifteen (15) new Thomas C-2 Saf-T-Liner Buses this year from Matthews Buses Florida. 

Thanks Martin for choosing Matthews!

Martin County