From school buses and activity buses to motor coaches and shuttles, with over 200 locations and more than 22,000 vehicles in our North American fleet, we are the right size for any event.
National Express may have many names, but rest assured you are working with one of North America’s largest student transportation providers.
The U.S. federal government recognizes that yellow school buses are the safest mode of surface transportation, outranking passenger vehicles by more than eight to one in the number of fatalities.
School buses are manufactured to comply with 37 Federal motor vehicle Safety Standards, the highest number of standards issued for public transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
In support of our commitment to safety, we meet or exceed all required federal and state mandates for school bus transportation. The depth of our practice for checking employee backgrounds, motor vehicle records and work history sets us apart from our competitors, both in the work environment we create and in the service we provide.
We use a third party vendor, HireRight, an industry-leading, hiring process management and compliance company, to ensure the background checks, drug testing, DOT checks, physicals, driving records and other mandated background information is thoroughly screened for the most qualified candidates.
Our fleet vehicles, made up of both small and large buses, are also wheelchair accessible to accommodate disabled passengers that need charter services.
Our drivers are trained to expertly operate lifts and will safely get disabled passengers on and off the buses as needed.
Before transporting special needs students, drivers and aides must have hands-on, practical experience in the following areas:
This program takes three hours to complete, including classroom instruction, practical training and completion of the written exam.