South Windsor, CT, August 2, 2016: DATTCO, the largest Connecticut-based, passenger transportation company, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the South Windsor Board of Education to be responsible for the operations of its school bus transportation. The contract will provide service to grades PK-12 and includes home-to-school routes, in district special needs transportation, summer school and charter services.
DATTCO will work with the Board’s administration and will upgrade the fleet this year by replacing the district’s “flat-nosed” buses with “conventional” style buses. The new buses will be equipped with GPS vehicle tracking technology, two-way radios and onboard camera systems. DATTCO operates a system of service departments and body shops across the state, allowing ease and cost savings of fleet maintenance.
With this new contract, DATTCO is hiring 40 new drivers and has opened a school bus terminal in town, located on Ident Road. DATTCO seeks to fill vacant positions with local residents who are interested in becoming drivers. Free training for CDL licenses is provided to new hires. Interested applicants should visit www.dattco.com/join-our-team.
The South Windsor Board of Education selected DATTCO as its new contractor after receiving competitive bids last fall. A review of DATTCO’s safety record and their reputation as a reliable provider ultimately resulted in the Board’s final decision.
“Being selected by the South Windsor Board to become part of the community is a great honor, and we will do our best to ensure that the transition is a smooth one; and that the Board, parents, students and town are pleased with their decision,” said Don DeVivo, President of DATTCO.
“We are extremely excited to partner with the school district of South Windsor,” said Cliff Gibson, Chief Operating Officer of DATTCO. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the South Windsor Board of Education to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of their students. Our new employees are excited to be part of this transition, and we are so pleased to welcome them to our company.”
To learn more about DATTCO and its other divisions, please visit www.DATTCO.com.
Established in 1924, DATTCO, Inc. is a third generation family-owned business headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. From its early roots as operator of three school buses, DATTCO now services more than 40 school districts throughout Connecticut. Today, DATTCO is New England’s top bus dealer and leader in vehicle service, including fleet, collision, and trailer repair services. Its motor coach division specializes in providing personal and group travel services, and operates a number of routes for the discounted intercity bus service Megabus. Additionally, Thermo King Northeast, a dealer of Thermo King products and parts, is a subsidiary of DATTCO. For more information, visit DATTCO.com.