This list provides a ranking of the 40 largest school bus contractors in North America, based on fleet size reported to SBF. Additional figures include number of students transported and number of school district contracts.

*Latest data available      

Rank Company Fleet 2019 Fleet 2018 Loss/Gain District Contract Students Transported
1 First Student 42,000 44,000 -2,000 1,100 2,500,000
  Cincinnati          
2 National Express 21,000 21,500 -500 585 1,200,000
  Lisle, Ill.          
3 Student Transportation of America 15,800 13,500 2,300 300 1,250,000
  Wall, N.J.          
4 North American Central School Bus 3,092 3,004 +88 117 217,000
  Joliet, Ill.          
5 Logan Bus Co. & Affiliates 2,550 2,550 0 12 55,000
  Ozone Park, N.Y.          
6 Krapf School Bus 2,400 2,644 -244 45 180,000
  West Chester, Pa.          
7 Cook-Illinois Corp. 2,200 2,225 -25 200 200,000
  Oak Brook, Ill.          
8 Sharp Bus Lines Ltd. 1,790 1,575 +215 13 46,000
  Brantford, ON          
9 WE Transport Inc. 1,739 1,650 +89 100 40,000
  Plainview, N.Y.          
10 Apple Bus Co. 1,687 1,493 +194 76 74,200
  Cleveland, Mo.          
11 Dean Transportation Inc. 1,536 1,475 +61 100 50,000
  Lansing, Mich.          
12 Reliant Transportation (a subsidiary of MV Transportation Inc.) 1,520 1,468 +52 7 43,000
  Dallas          
13 Suffolk Transportation Service Inc. 1,500 1,500 0 20 50,000
  Bay Shore, N.Y.          
14 Lamers Bus Lines* 1,430 1,430 0 41 67,000
  Green Bay, Wis.          
14 North Reading Transportation* 1,430 1,430 0 50 73,000
  Methuen, Mass.          
16 DATTCO Inc. 1,400 1,300 +100 25 110,000
  New Britain, Conn.          
17 The Trans Group* 1,254 1,254 0 37 44,000
  Spring Valley, N.Y.          
18 Campeau Bus Lines Ltd. 1,158 1,128 +30 19 40,500
  Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec          
19 Go Riteway Transportation 1,020 985 +35 54 47,000
  Oak Creek, Wis.          
20 Huntington Coach Corp. 1,006 975 +31 12 26,000
  Huntington, N.Y.          
21 W.L. Roenigk Inc. 918 891 +27 25 n/a
  Sarver, Pa.          
22 All-Star Transportation* 818 818 0 23 45,000
  Waterbury, Conn.          
23 Sunrise Transportation* 725 725 0 65 9,000
  Lisle, Ill.          
24 Alltown Bus Service 660 660 0 15 23,000
  Skokie, Ill.          
25 Royal Coach Lines Inc. 651 647 +4 27 34,500
  Yonkers, N.Y.          
26 Langs Bus Lines Ltd.* 645 645 0 4 26,000
  Strathroy, ON          
27 Pennsylvania Coach Lines Inc. 545 502 +43 23 33,000
  McKeesport, Pa.          
28 Rolling V Companies 525 540 -15 9 15,000
  South Fallsburg, N.Y.          
29 Selby Transportation Corp. 505 505 0 4 4,000
  New York, N.Y.          
30 Harlow's School Bus Service Inc.* 478 478 0 54 16,796
  Bismarck, N.D.          
31 Robert's Hawaii School Bus Inc.* 470 470 0 22 22,000
  Honolulu          
32 AA Transportation Co. Inc. 445 450 -5 20 35,000
  Shrewsbury, Mass.          
33 Holcomb Bus Service 375 347 +28 35 14,000
  Bellmawr, N.J.          
34 The New Britain Transportation Co. 350 340 10 4 13,712
  Berlin, Conn.          
35 Boyo Transportation Service Inc.* 337 337 0 6 n/a
  Harrisburg, Pa.          
36 Reliance Student Transportation 310 n/a n/a 4 17,500
  York, Pa.          
37 Butler's Bus Service 302 303 -1 30 12,280
  Manchester, N.H.          
38 Fullington School Bus LLC* 297 297 0 6 12,000
  Clearfield, Pa.          
39 Mainline Transportation Inc. 200 n/a n/a 4 8,000
  Golden Valley, Minn.          
39 McIlwain School Bus Line Inc. 200 n/a n/a 15 8,500
  Johnstown, Pa.          
40 Villani Bus Co. 175 n/a n/a 12 7,500
  Linden, N.J.          


*Latest data available

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