WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Durham School Services, a national leader in student transportation, has been awarded a contract to operate bus routes for Hardin County Schools in Savannah, Tennessee. The contract begins July 1 in preparation for the new school year this fall.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Hardin County Schools,” said Durham Region Manager Dave Brabender. “Preparations are already underway to ensure a safe and smooth operation this fall.”
Durham’s agreement with the school district calls for 43 buses to serve seven schools. All Durham buses will be equipped with GPS technology to improve communications, route efficiencies and fuel savings. In addition, the buses will feature video cameras to increase student safety.
“Forming a partnership with Durham enables our district to focus on education without compromising school bus safety and on-time performance,” said Director of Schools John Thomas at Hardin County Schools. “We did our research and feel like Durham will be a great fit for us.”
Safety directors at Durham are all certified by the Institute for Safety and Health Management. Durham is the only national school bus operator in North America to have reached this level of safety certification.
“The safety of the students we transport is the most important thing we do,” Brabender said. “Our focus is to get students to school safely, on time and ready to learn, and back home to their families every day. That’s what we’re all about.”
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Durham School Services, Stock Transportation and Petermann Bus make up National Express Corporation (NEC), headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in student transportation, NEC is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Durham and Petermann (United States) and Stock (Canada) operate more than 20,000 buses and serve 450 school districts in 32 states and four provinces. Our success rests with our dedicated employees who live our mission: “Getting kids to school safely, on time and ready to learn.” For more information, visit durhamschoolservices.com.