TOP 25 CONTRACTOR FLEETS OF 2021

This list provides a ranking of the 25 largest school bus contractors in North America, based on fleet size reported to SBF among survey respondents. Additional figures include number of students transported and number of school district contracts.

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Rank Company Fleet 2021 Fleet 2019 Loss/Gain District Contracts Students Transported
1 First Student 43,000 42,000 +1,000 1,100 2,500,000
  Cincinnati          
2 National Express 20,000 21,000 -1,000 550 1,200,000*
  Lisle, Ill.          
3 Student Transportation of America 16,000 15,800 +200 300 1,250,000
  Wall, N.J.          
4 Landmark Student Transportation 4,450 n/a n/a 188 254,000
  Aurora, ON          
5 Pacific Western Transportation 3,200 n/a n/a 50 100,000
  Calgary, AB          
6 North America Central School Bus 3,172 3,092 +80 90 215,696
  Joliet, Ill.          
7 Logan Bus Co. & Affiliates 2,790 2,550 +240 21 57,000
  Ozone Park, N.Y.          
8 Krapf School Bus 2,400 2,400 0 45 110,000
  West Chester, Pa.          
9 Cook-Illinois Corp. 2,250 2,200 +50 200 200,000
  Oak Brook, Ill.          
10 WE Transport Inc. 2,025 1,739 +286 50 30,000
  Plainview, N.Y.          
11 Sharp Bus Lines Ltd. 1,900 1,790 +110 14 57,000
  Brantford, ON          
12 Apple Bus Co. 1,702 1,687 +15 80 50,000
  Cleveland, Mo.          
13 Dean Transportation Inc. 1,592 1,536 +56 100 53,000
  Lansing, Mich.          
14 The Trans Group 1,561 1,254 +7 20 56,000
  Spring Valley, N.Y.          
15 DATTCO Inc. 1,300 1,400 -100 27 90,000
  New Britain, Conn.          
16 Go Riteway Transportation Group 1,244 1,020 +224 54* 47,000*
  Oak Creek, Wis.          
17 Alltown Bus Service 655 660 +5 15 21,500
  Skokie, Ill.          
18 W.L. Roenigk Inc. 653 918 -265 24 14,555
  Sarver, Pa.          
19 Royal Coach Lines Inc. 651 651 0 27 34,500
  Yonkers, N.Y.          
20 Langs Bus Lines Ltd. 614 645 -31 4 21,892
  Strathroy, ON          
21 Selby Transportation Corp. 605 505 +100 10 5,500
  Bronx, N.Y.          
22 Palmer Bus Service 600 n/a n/a 26 n/a
  Mankato, Minn.          
23 Pennsylvania Coach Lines Inc. 572 545 +27 20 24,000
  McKeesport, Pa.          
24 AA Transportation Co. Inc. 544 445 +99 19 38,000
  Shrewsbury, Mass.          
25 The New Britain Transportation Co. 366 350 +16 4 16,946
  Berlin, Conn.          


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