A History of Excellence
Atlantic Express Transportation Corp., one of the largest providers of bus transportation in North America, was founded in 1964 with a 16-van operation. Through hands on management and our dedication to our clients, the Company grew at an average annual rate of 25%. We now manage a fleet of several thousand vehicles operating from numerous facilities throughout the U.S., staffed by the best operations and maintenance personnel in the industry. We live by our motto of providing excellent quality service and value to our customers and realize that well trained employees are the keys to customer satisfaction.
With over 40 years of experience, we have developed a reputation for excellence, with unmatched standards in safety, quality and reliability. Our experience will make a real difference in the quality of service you receive. We're proud of our reputation. Since 1979, Atlantic Express has achieved an outstanding contract renewal rate of over 90% as a direct result of our regard for passenger safety and efficient, on-time service.
Atlantic Express provides a myriad of services for all your transportation needs. In 1989, we added a coach division to our successful school bus company. And our fleet of luxury European-style coach buses moves thousands of people everyday.
In addition, we've pioneered a paratransit division to provide passenger trips to persons with disabilities. When it comes to transportation, think of Atlantic Express - because it all rides on reputation.
Our Drivers & Escorts
Atlantic Express employs thousands of drivers and escorts all of who display a "can do" attitude. Our uniformed drivers and escorts are highly trained and qualified professionals who comply with federal and state Department of Transportation motor vehicle regulations and Board of Education requirements.
They receive extensive in-house training, refresher courses and safety workshops. They are also subject to the Company's stringent pre-employment screening, ongoing random drug and alcohol testing programs and annual medical examinations.
Fleet Maintenance Program
Scheduled, well-supervised vehicle maintenance and repair has been a key factor in our company's success. Quality workmanship and high productivity are expected from our expertly trained mechanics. We operate one of the most highly computerized state-of-the-art maintenance facilities in the country, resulting in minimized breakdowns.
All vehicles are subject to regular inspection, as often as routine daily pre-trip checks performed by the drivers, to extensive monthly preventive maintenance procedures by our highly qualified and certified mechanics, in order to provide safe and reliable transportation.
The Field Supervisors Program is an Atlantic Express innovation. Our Field Supervisors, most of who are retired police officers, have many years of experience in driver performance evaluation and accident investigation. They initiate accident prevention programs and respond to any school complaint, accident or incident.
Our company has developed and maintained a commitment to passenger safety and service. Atlantic Express encourages safety consciousness among all personnel and periodically issues posters, manuals, slogans and even safety tips on pay stubs. Periodic in-service safety programs are administered to drivers, escorts and mechanics.
Atlantic Express also provides appropriate and necessary school bus safety training to students that we serve. Topics in this training include:
- Do's and Don'ts of going, coming and waiting at the bus stop
- Getting on and off the bus
- Behavior while on board the bus
- Bus emergency evacuation
- Getting around the bus
- Danger zones
Our fleet is as myriad as the transportation services we provide in order to accommodate a variety of passenger needs. They range from 4 to 7 passenger full sized sedans and wagons, to lift equipped wheelchair vans, to a variety of school bus configurations and 40 to 59 passenger luxury motorcoaches.