The Petermann Promise®Petermann provides safe and reliable transportation to students across the United States, transporting more than 84,000 students daily. With our expertise and nationwide resources, you will no longer have to worry about: new bus capital, routing issues, bus breakdowns or the recruitment and training of drivers.
School Districts Served
Vehicles In Fleet
Students Transported Daily
Customer Service Centers
* Pre-COVID Figures
Safety is Priority One
Did you know that riding a bus to school 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 your 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 1921. C.H. Petermann founded Petermann Bus Company to provide transportation for children with special needs in Cincinnati, Ohio. In its early years, Petermann concentrated in special education transportation. Many of our home to school brands started their companies in the same way, by providing busing to students with special needs. 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, National Express School provides special needs transportation services from nearly 200 customer service centers throughout North America, and is privileged to transport more than 100,000 students with special needs to and from school daily.
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
- 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.