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National Express Group to acquire Petermann
September 13, 2011
The parent company of Durham School Services and Stock Transportation has signed an agreement to acquire Petermann, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and has operations across 10 states in the West, Midwest and Southwest. Officials say the acquisition will increase National Express’ fleet size to 20,000 buses and introduce the company to new states.
Durham provides bus service for Fla. magnet school students
August 26, 2011
As a result of budget shortfalls, Duval County Public Schools cut all bus service to and from magnet schools this summer. The contractor is operating eight magnet school routes for the district.
Bus fee program to use high-tech tools
August 11, 2011
The superintendent of Keller (Texas) Independent School District says that the system “will operate in much the same way as a city bus pass.” Families can use an online portal to pay either monthly or by the semester for a pass, which will come in the form of a student ID card with embedded RFID tags.
Texas district approves fare-based bus system
July 21, 2011
Keller Independent School District's board of trustees meets to address $32 million in budget cuts, and establishes a pay-for-ride bus service to replace the free service. The new service offers a monthly payment option for parents.
Bus driver credited with saving special-needs student’s life
June 2, 2011
After noticing that Connor DiLorenzo is choking, Danny Waldrum pulls his bus over, calls 911, checks to see if the boy is breathing and administers an abdominal thrust, which dislodges a small pebble from his throat. A paramedic who responded to the incident says “it's absolutely possible” DiLorenzo could have lost his life without Waldrum's quick action.
Durham, Stock Transportation celebrate employee appreciation
May 9, 2011
The contractors will recognize their more than 20,000 school bus drivers and support staff this month for their continued commitment to safely transporting students. Employees will be given lanyards with the logo for Enjoy the Ride, the contractors’ new employee relations program.
Durham donates services for home renovation project
April 11, 2011
The contractor provides shuttles for the filming of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. One shuttle was used for the volunteers helping to build the home. The other shuttle was used for spectators.
Durham donates services to Special Olympics event
March 25, 2011
The school bus contractor provides seven buses and has nine employee volunteers to help out at Special Olympics Illinois’ annual Polar Plunge. In other news, the company wins contracts for school districts in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Operations honor staff during Love the Bus month
February 15, 2011
At events held around the country — many of which took place on Valentine’s Day — school bus drivers and others involved in transporting students are recognized for their dedication. Barbecue lunches and breakfasts are among the celebratory activities.
National Express Corp. welcomes new execs
January 26, 2011
The company, which comprises Durham School Services in the U.S. and Stock Transportation in Canada, appoints John Harvey as chief financial officer, Timothy Canavan as senior vice president of maintenance, Timothy Walter as senior vice president of safety and Kim Worster as vice president of operations for Canada.
Durham School Services acquires New Jersey contractor
January 5, 2011
Durham has begun integrating Vogel Bus Company Inc., which serves 40 customers throughout the state with a fleet of approximately 195 buses. Officials say the acquisition will allow Durham to increase market presence in New Jersey and continue to achieve growth goals.
Durham School Services wins Mississippi contract
September 28, 2010
The contractor began providing student transportation services to Hinds County School District on Aug. 11. The 105 new buses are equipped with air conditioning systems, GPS, video cameras and electronic child-check reminder systems to help ensure student safety.
Durham wins two more contracts
August 12, 2010
The contractor will serve school districts in Louisiana and Michigan under three-year contracts that began on July 1.
Durham wins four new contracts
August 5, 2010
The contractor will serve school districts in South Carolina, California, Mississippi and Tennessee under four- and five-year agreements that began on July 1.
What's New in the Top 50
July 1, 2010

Recent developments with several of this year's largest school bus contractor companies.

School bus contracting veteran to retire
May 25, 2010
Barry Stock has been a fixture in the pupil transportation community since he launched Stock School Transport in 1988. He recently served as president of NSTA and was named SBF’s Contractor of the Year in ’97. He describes his career as “exhilarating and rewarding.”
Thomas Built to deliver SCR-equipped buses to Durham
March 17, 2010
The school bus manufacturer in May will begin filling an order from the contractor for 288 Saf-T-Liner EF units. Along with a redesigned cockpit, the bus features a Cummins engine with selective catalytic reduction technology to meet EPA emissions requirements.
Durham fleet achieves 100-percent inspection rating
March 15, 2010
Durham School Services operates 99 routes for Tacoma (Wash.) Public Schools and also provides maintenance services for the 70 district-owned buses used for special-education routes.
Durham School Services wins Indiana contract
January 25, 2010
The contractor will serve Indianapolis Public Schools under a five-year agreement that begins July 1. The contract is Durham’s first in the state of Indiana. It includes 250 home-to-school routes, supplemental transportation routes, and athletic and field trips.
Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

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