The Durham Difference®

Durham provides safe and reliable transportation to students across the United States, transporting more than 1,000,000 students daily. With our expertise and nationwide resources, you will no longer have to worry about: new bus capital, routing issues, bus breakdowns and the recruitment and training of drivers.

Quick Facts

Safety is Priority One

Did you know that riding a bus is the safest way for children to get to and from school? It’s 12 times safer than riding to school in a car and 10 times safer than walking.*

There is nothing more important to us than safety, one of our core values. Our safety program is comprehensive, from hiring and employee recognition to daily protocols and procedures in order to ensure all students are safe at all times when in our care.

An effective safety program must encompass all aspects of transportation, including operations, training, maintenance, and administration, while remaining focused on people, students, employees and the public. Our number one responsibility is to protect against harm and to give our customers the confidence that we will provide safe and reliable service every day.

*Source: Safety Stats

Special Needs Service

School transportation is unique to each student with special needs, and our company has a long history of partnering with districts for special needs transportation services because of the unique requirements. In its early years, Durham concentrated in special education transportation; we can trace our roots back to a three-bus company started in 1917 to serve students with special needs in the San Gabriel Valley of California, a district we continue to serve today. Many of our home-to-school brands started their companies in the same way, by providing busing to special needs students. This specialization has helped us to nurture a unique commitment to quality service that remains throughout our company.

We have maintained our passion for servicing the special needs community as we have grown our business for more than 100 years. Today, we provide special needs transportation services from more than nearly 200 customer service centers throughout North America, and are privileged to transport more than 100,000 students with special needs to and from school daily.

Our Technology

Our company is committed to staying current with changing technologies in the student transportation industry. The technology solutions we offer our customers are intended to provide increased safety and greater operational efficiencies. We can provide the following options based on individual contract specifications:

  • Cameras – Onboard video and audio recording
  • Lytx DriveCam® – Video recording and risk management tools
  • Bus and stop-arm cameras
  • Two-way radios
  • Bus WiFi
  • GPS
  • Zonar® electronic vehicle inspection tool
  • Bus Tracker® mobile app
  • Student tracking
  • COMPASS – Proprietary operations scheduling platform
  • Driver DashBoard
  • Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) reporting tool
  • DOMO analytics dashboard
  • Computerized routing software
  • Applicant Tracking System (A.T.S.) for recruitment

Many of our technology tools are tied to our safety initiatives. Click below to learn more.

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There are many benefits that come from partnering with an external provider for your student transportation needs. Find out how Durham School Services is the right solution for you.

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