Windsor, CT, August 2, 2016: DATTCO, the largest Connecticut-based, passenger transportation company, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Windsor Board of Education to provide school bus transportation for the district. The company will provide service to grades K-12 and includes home-to-school routes, special needs transportation, and summer school.
DATTCO will provide all of the routing implementation and will introduce 70 new state-of-the-art vehicles to the Windsor School District fleet, all 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 fleet, DATTCO is hiring 70 drivers and has opened a new school bus terminal in town, located at 1001 Day Hill 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.
After careful consideration by the Windsor School Board, DATTCO was awarded the contract based on its capabilities and stellar safety record. “We realize The Board (of Education) did not have an easy choice to make in choosing its next transportation contractor,” said Don DeVivo, President of DATTCO. “We commend the Town of Windsor and its Board of Education for their cooperative spirit in transitioning the contract to DATTCO.”
“We are excited to partner with the school district of Windsor,” said Cliff Gibson, Chief Operating Officer of DATTCO. “We thank the school board for their support and confidence in us to provide safe and efficient transportation to their students. All of the people we have met during this transition time have been positive and supportive. Our new employees are very excited as well.”
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.