SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS CHOOSES DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES FOR STUDENT TRANSPORATION Durham will be creating 265 new jobs
Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation in North America, was recently awarded a four-year student transportation contract with the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, TN. The company will begin providing transportation on July 1, 2014.
Durham has served Shelby County Schools in a smaller capacity since 2010, but will now take over and operate the district’s entire fleet and all of its routes.
“Durham School Services is looking forward to serving the Shelby County Schools,” said Tom McBride, senior vice president of operations, Southeast Area. “We are committed to delivering the highest level of safety and customer service to the schools, students and families. Our focus is on getting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn, and back home to their families every day.”
Durham’s agreement with the school district calls for 580 buses to serve 527 routes. All the buses serving Shelby County Schools will be equipped with a GPS tracking system and video cameras, which will ensure safety and on-time arrival for all students. In addition, 265 jobs will be created with Durham holding job fairs seeking bus drivers, dispatchers and monitors.
Job fairs will be held:
- 5/27/14, Tuesday Collierville Public Library 5pm – 7pm
- 5/28/14, Wednesday Desoto WIN Job Center 9am – 1pm
- 5/30/14, Friday West Memphis Job Fair 8am – 1pm
Applicants may also apply online at www.durhamschoolservices.com or visit Durham’s facility at 1681 Getwell Road.
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About our company
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.