Caterpillar engines partnering with Blue Bird buses

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MOSSVILLE, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. recently announced a long-term engine supply deal with a major school bus manufacturer, Blue Bird Corporation.

Caterpillar will supply Blue Bird with its 312E, C9 and C12 on-highway bus engines equipped with its ACERT emission reduction technology.

The supply agreement becomes effective on Blue Bird’s Type D school buses beginning Nov. 1.

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