Durham School Services

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Durham School Services
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Durham School Services bus in southern Queens in New York City
Parent National Express Group
Founded 1917
Headquarters 4300 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL 60555
Service area United States (nationwide)
Service type School bus contractor
Fleet 12,000+
Website Durham School Services

Durham School Services is a school bus operator providing tendered pupil transportation throughout the United States, currently operating in 32 states, primarily along the West Coast, in the southern United States, the Midwest, and parts of the Northeast. Founded in 1917 and currently a subsidiary of National Express Group, it is the leading provider in student transportation in the United States.

North American sister companies are Stock Transportation in Ontario, Canada and Peterman Bus in Ohio.[1]

On November 21 2016, a school bus operated by Durham was involved in an accident which left 6 students dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The driver, Johnthony K. Walker was charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. The investigation revealed that though the driver was not intoxicated, he was speeding and had strayed from the assigned route. [2] Walker had been involved in a accident two months prior, and had his drivers license suspended in 2014 for failure to show proof of insurance.[3]


  1. ^ Petermann Overview
  2. ^ Blinder, Alan (23 November 2016). "Bus in Crash That Killed 6 in Chattanooga Had Strayed From Route". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Windsor, Morgan (23 November 2016). "Warning Signs About Chattanooga School Bus Driver Weeks, Months Before Fatal Crash - ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

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