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
Founded 1917
Headquarters 4300 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, Illinois
Service area 32 United States
Service type School bus contractor
Fleet 16.300 (March 2017)
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 with three buses in the San Gabriel Valley, it became a subsidiary of National Express in 1999.[1]

North American sister companies are Stock Transportation in Ontario, Canada and Peterman Bus in Ohio.[2]

As at March 2017, it operated 16,300 buses in 32 states.[3]

On November 21 2016, a school bus operated by Durham was involved in an accident which left six 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.[4] Walker had been involved in an accident two months prior, and had his drivers license suspended in 2014 for failure to show proof of insurance.[5]


  1. ^ Cooper, Christopher (1999-08-17). "National Express Acquires Durham for $175.4 Million". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  2. ^ Petermann Overview
  3. ^ History Durham School Services
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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.