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Aug 21, 2017
Independence, KS - Durham School Services, a leading provider in student transportation, received a perfect score of 100 percent on their recent fleet inspection by the Kansas State Patrol (KSP).
The inspection performed by KSP encompasses an assessment of the entire vehicle, exterior and interior, to ensure the fleet is well-equipped to safely transport the students of Independence USD 446, Cherryvale USD 447 and Parsons 503.
“We’re proud to receive this recognition from the Kansas State Patrol—it is a great confirmation of the outstanding work that our team is doing,” said Mary Leonard, senior vice president, chief operations officer for Durham. “As a core value, safety is always our top priority, and safe service starts with safe, well-maintained buses.”
In addition to the Kansas State High Patrol, Durham received a perfect score from the Kansas State Department of Education’s auditor safety review. 
Keith Dreiling, state director of school bus safety for Kansas State Department of Education, commended Durham for earning this important recognition.
“School buses transport our most precious gift, our children, and your achievement of a perfect score reflects highly upon the whole team,” Dreiling said
Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services in Racine, WI, with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the bronze category. The certification program has been endorsed by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA program and is the only green fleet certification available in the school bus industry. NSTA recognizes operators for the steps they have taken to reduce emissions and make a positive enviromental impact. “We understand our responsibility to help reduce emissions and create a cleaner environment,” said Bob Foxley, regional manager for Durham. “Any adjustment to our operations, no matter how small, can have a substantial positive impact on the environment. Through the implementation of programs such as idle reduction and fuel conservation, we’ve taken the first steps towards doing our part.” “We have a long and proud tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “It is my pleasure to recognize them.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports students across the U.S. every day. The four Durham locations were awarded with Green School Bus Fleet certification - Racine, WI, Casa Grande, AZ, Rosemead, CA and Waterbury, CT. The Racine location has ten maintenance team members, 176 buses and provides service for Racine Unified School District.
Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services’s Casa Grande, AZ, shop with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the gold category. The certification program has been endorsed by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA program and is the only green fleet certification available in the school bus industry. NSTA recognizes operators for the steps they have taken to reduce emissions and make a positive enviromental impact. “We understand that even small adjustments to our operations can have a substantial positive impact on the environment,” said Tony Mancini, regional manager for Durham. “We are doing our part through programs, such as idle reduction and fuel conservation.” “It is my pleasure to recognize this group for their work towards a cleaner environment,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “We have a long tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports students across the U.S. every day. The four Durham locations were awarded with Green School Bus Fleet certification - Racine, WI, Casa Grande, AZ, Rosemead, CA and Waterbury, CT. The Casa Grande location has two maintenance team members, 43 buses and provides service for Casa Grande Union High school District 82.
Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services in Rosemead, CA, with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the gold category. The certification program has been endorsed by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA program and is the only green fleet certification available in the school bus industry. NSTA recognizes operators for the steps they have taken to reduce emissions and make a positive enviromental impact. “Our dedication to emission reduction is evident in the programs we’ve implemented such as idle reduction and fuel conservation,” said Matthew Lehane, regional manager for Durham. “We will continue to focus on making changes and innovations to do our part in helping make the environment cleaner.” “It is my pleasure to recognize this group for their work towards a cleaner environment,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “We have a long tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve.”
Jul 26, 2017
Lisle, Il - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded Durham School Services General Manager Alma Lawrence from the Irvine, CA facility the Golden Merit Award for her work in safety, advocacy and customer service. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alma over the past 20 years,” said Bob Ramsdell, chief safety officer for National Express LLC. “I’ve witnessed firsthand her efforts to support and promote the student transportation industry. She is truly deserving of this recognition. ” Alma joined Durham School Services two decades ago as a driver and has shown a passion for the transportation industry ever since. One of the many examples of Alma’s support is her advocacy for school bus drivers, helping them understand their importance to both the company and the students they serve. Additionally, her focus on customer service has helped customers have confidence in the safety and services provided by her facility. “It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their commitment to service and community responsibility,” said Todd Monteferrario, NSTA past president. “This award was created to honor those who have made valuable contributions to safety, the students we transport and the communities we serve.” NSTA’s Golden Merit Award was established in 1969 to recognize school bus employees for their achievements in safety, driver training, business practice, vehicle maintenance and superior service to their school district, community and the student transportation industry.
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