How to Start a School Bus Business

School busses nowadays are very important for parents who don’t have time to bring their children at their schools but the problem is not all schools offer this kind of service.

If you are living in a neighborhood where there are a lot of students, starting a school bus business could be a success.

Buying a Vehicle and Enhancing It

When you are going to start a school bus business, purchasing a vehicle that will serve as the ride of the students will be the key for it to become successful. You need to own a bus that will accommodate the number of students that you are going to fetch and bring to their schools. Also, choose a bus that is not that big or small instead choose a medium size bus, for you to look after the students because if you own large bus it would be hard to manage them. You can add television on the bus that features videos that are helpful for the students.

Planning to Start a School Business

After you bought a bus, you need to make a plan for your next move. It must include the things that are needed in the bus. You must also have a list of the names of schools that could be your possible clients. This way it will be trouble-free for you to offer them the service that you are providing and it could be great help for their children. Your every move must be according to what you have planned to avoid problems that might affect your business even if you are just starting.

Promoting your Business

Choose a school where you are going to offer the service but have at least three options in case the first school you have visited did not agree to your offer. You need to promote your business in a way that will encourage the school to acquire what you are trying to recommend. Be patient in searching for clients because it would be possible that they will turn you down. Look for a school that have a lot of students that live in far places, if possible talk to the parents, so that they will encourage the school to hire you.

Securing the Passengers’ Safety

If you finally have a client to serve, you must follow the rules that you and the school have settled. Before operating check the gears of the bus as well as its tires and the entire part that might affect its performance when you are already driving it. The safety of your passengers lies in your hands. That is why before and after you use the bus, check its part. Seatbelts and other protective gears must be placed in the bus for additional protection on the students.
 

57 Comments

  • tanya ballesteros said on December 9, 2010
    what do you have to do for insurance and i though u had to put a bid in with the school district to start a school bus business
  • EMMANUEL ETIM said on February 9, 2011
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  • ELISA said on February 28, 2011
    woodbridge nj .... then what do i have to do next....do i have to go any place to have my paper ready .....than please HELP SOON..
  • Sametra Moorer said on November 2, 2011
    I would like to start my very own school bus transportation in Broward County. I dont know where to begin but would like to know if you have any helpful information for me. I need to know the steps to starting my business.
  • Hammed said on November 18, 2011
    I need a feasibility study on staring a school bus business in Shomolu, Lagos.
  • Marie said on July 13, 2012
    I live in Broward County, Florida and would like to start a school bus transportation for children in the area. I have no clue where to start and the steps to follow. I feel like I am running out of time because school is going to reopen pretty soon. Any helpful information will be more than welcome. Thank you.
  • MaryAnne said on July 14, 2012
    Australia. I have been running my Bus Business. For the past 16 years. It is mainly for Private Child Related Bus Trips. This also includes transportation to & from Schools. But the major work load comes from Private Engagements which are more profitable. To ensure my Service is running professionally I have a ruling that when Maintenance is done all old parts must be replaced with brand new parts. Daily Checklist for Safety & Driver Procedures must be followed before the Ignition is Turned before every bus Trip. All Bus Drivers & Bus Monitors must Sign On & Sign Off after each bus Trip. This ensures smooth operational procedures for our company. Safety is Our First Priority. Good Service is the Customer's Right to enjoy whenever using Our Services. Respect the Rights of the Public. Thank You MaryAnne
  • walexy said on October 6, 2012
    I want to start school bus business in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Nigeria. How will i go about it? Help...........
  • Riffat Naqvi said on October 9, 2012
    I my name is Riffat Naqvi I want to start school van business. Please help me where to start. Where to register the company & where to bid & how to bid . I have my CDL & PS license . Which place I can bid . Where to go & bid. I have worked for school for 5 years. Thank you please help
  • Premal Vora said on December 12, 2012
    hi need to start a school van business in Mumbai /maharsahstra/India. please reply with the procedure for the same . regards Premal
  • AMANOR said on December 12, 2012
    I am in GHANA ACCRA we want to start a bus service .what to do
  • ahmed said on February 14, 2013
    i want to start a school run company in medway cantt uk .can some body guide me what is the process.
  • Veronica said on March 16, 2013
    I want to start a school bus private business and I live in Lee County, Florida. I would like to know where ca I go for to known the requirements of the county plus the insurance and all the paper work.
  • Kelly McDonald said on April 4, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start my own school bus company in Toronto Ontario Canada. would you be able to tell me all the regulations that are required? Thank you advance.
  • sonia guillory said on April 6, 2013
    I live in houston texas can u please give me some info on a school bus service for this area thinking about buying a van
  • Resiti Opaletswe said on May 1, 2013
    i am Resiti Opaletswe living in Letlhakane, 20KM from Orapa city, i like to OPEN a school bus business, so how should i write i BUSINESS PLAN
  • Livi said on May 3, 2013
    Hi Every one, I am currently unemployed due to compulsory redundancy. Having worked back to back for nearly twenty years. I have a technical background but one thing I really want to do is start my own business on transporting school children to and from school. I live in London and would appreciate any guidance from anyone out there with similar experience especially Mary Anne from Australia.
  • dean panday said on May 12, 2013
    hi would like to start a school bus business . can you give me a call p/s..
  • Clementine said on June 10, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start my own transport business transporting school kids and night shift people. I already have a vehicle top use. Please contact me with more information regarding this business. Thank you. Clementine, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mrs.Neera Kumar said on July 6, 2013
    i want to lease buses or vans for school children kindly help me how to go about
  • Arnaldo Morillo said on July 9, 2013
    I recently purchased a school bus in Queens, New York and am looking to start a private school bus service. Please tell me what is my next step to register the vehicle, develop a company name, insurance, etc. What are the requirements? Thank you!
  • John said on July 12, 2013
    I would like to start a private school bus business utilising vans (not buses) in Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Fl and would like to know the steps to begin. Thank you.
  • dee said on July 13, 2013
    i have been in transportation for over 30 yrs. i became manager and now would like to start a business of my own i have a mini van. i am already inc. and reg, as a business. what i want to know now can i transport students to school or other activities or home from after school programs. what is the legal way to do this. what kind of plates do you use and what kind of insurance do you need to be fully cover in case of a accident. i don't want to be personally responsible please help me asap school is about to re-open soon! thank you dee
  • Tim Bankole said on July 16, 2013
    I will like to start a transportation business from school to school for appointments. it will be in twin cities, MN area.
  • Sonia said on July 25, 2013
    I live in Paterson, N.J. And would like to start my own school bus transportation business please contact me with details. Thanks Sonia
  • Cecilia said on July 29, 2013
    I'm from Orlando Fl and I would like to learn what are the licenses, permits or/and insurance required to start a private school bus services.
  • Camillia said on August 7, 2013
    I live in Macon, GA and I would like to learn what are the licenses, permits or/and insurance required to start a private school bus service.
  • Fran said on August 22, 2013
    Hi I live Miami, Florida and I would like to start school bus service and I would like to know what and how to get the licenses, permits, and insurance I need to get started Please help me. Thanks Fran
  • nelson garcia said on September 20, 2013
    i need lie to start my own school transportation i would like what are the licenses permits and insurance am live en lake hiawatha new jersey morrris county please help me
  • Ivan chavez said on October 10, 2013
    I want to start a school bus private business and I live in Orlando, Florida. I would like to know where can I go to known the requirements of the county plus the insurance and all the paper work. Thank you.
  • Ann said on October 21, 2013
    Hi I live in Lancashire uk. And I'm considering starting my own school bus run I'm particular thinking going to try private schools firstly what do you think ? We're do I go first to get a license to do this to drive children around. Kindest regards
  • Claude charles said on December 6, 2013
    I am in union New Jersey I would like to start a private school bus business . Can you help me
  • Tijani Oluwasegun O. said on December 26, 2013
    I am in Nigeria, I would like to start a private school bus business in few months time. Can you help me some information to do my plan with. also all the branding i must take into consideration as part of my start up cost. also the easier way to do the marketing. thank you
  • Glenn said on March 8, 2014
    I want to start a school bus company but I don't know how to star in New Jersey please help
  • Jennifer McLaughlin said on April 23, 2014
    I would like to start my own school bus transportation company for special needs children. I have a vehicle how do I obtain the license and business requirements. I know that I have to be insured and bonded. Can you help me with what needed to be done legally by new jersey laws
  • Renee said on June 13, 2014
    I would like to start a business in Essex Cty NJ. I work for a company now I have my CDL P&S. If you have any information I would appreciate it. Thanks so much.
  • claudio connell said on July 8, 2014
    I would like to start my own business transportation, transporting middle school to high school students, how do I need to do first how do I approached the(sba)lenders, to purchase 2 school buses, and how do I get a contract with the schools. Please advice. thanks. .
  • Terra said on July 17, 2014
    Hi I live in south jersey and I'm looking to start up a school transportation service and would like to know how to start the process.
  • emad hanna said on August 18, 2014
    I live in 24 richter ave. milltown N.J I would like to start a school bus transportation service using vans not a big buses I need the procedures in details and step by step THANK YOU SO MUCH N.B: THERE IS A SCHOOL BUS COMPANY CLOSE TO ME
  • divya said on September 4, 2014
    i stay at tilak nagar i want to start my own private school van can u please help me with the procedure
  • Hisham Aldale said on October 17, 2014
    I WANT TO START SCHOOL VAN BUSINESS.(I,M SCHOOL BUS DRIVER)PLEASE HELP ME WHERE TO START. I LIVE IN WEST WINDSOR, NJ ,08550 MERCER COUNTY.THANK YOU.
  • dan seko said on November 8, 2014
    hi I want to start school transport in south africa limpopo mokopane I want to know about the permits or legal requirements
  • Ana Perez said on November 26, 2014
    Hi I live in Lodi NJ I would like to start my own school bus company I already have my cdl license I would like to know how to start a school bus business please help thank you...
  • Tshepo said on December 28, 2014
    hi, I live in South Africa, i got 20 kids to transport them to the same school, my challenge is i only have a car which accommodate 9 student, what must i do to accommodate them all of them?
  • ear2549@email.vccs.edu said on January 13, 2015
    Well, I Emmanuel 32 years old, and I live at Broward County Florida. Also I can work in miami Dade county. I just got my Cdl class B ps. If you need a driver or want to do business with me please let me know. I am a highly motivated person, respectful, reliable. Thank you, ear2549@email.vccs.edu
  • Monica said on February 24, 2015
    I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I am trying to start a bus business.. Need help on making a contract, any Info helps a lot. Don't know what's steps to do already have a bus and a school, now need to get that contract made. Thank you
  • Manuel said on June 29, 2015
    Hi, I'm from Woodbridge nj .I would like to start a school bus transportation business and I need help to do it. how many minivans I will need. what insurance I need etc
  • Maks said on October 31, 2015
    i am looking to start a school bus company in New York or New Jersey . can you please explain to me how to start and how to manage the business . i know you need a 3 million dollar insurance policy and your school bus can be no older then 15 years old in NJ but what else . Thanks
  • Eboni said on November 17, 2015
    Hi, I'm from Orlando Florida. I would like to start my own private bus service can you please explain to me what I need to get started as far as licenses, insurances and making my private bus service a legit business I already hold my CDL class "B" license with "S" and "P" Endorsement. I would just like to start a bus service that transport kids from home to their local private schools.
  • navin jani said on December 1, 2015
    Hello sir,I want to start a new type school van transportation. which provide a special benefit for student and parents. I want to start in ahmedabad/Gujarat/india. so how can i start initially. please help me sir. My contact number- +91 890 553 5509.
  • patricia wise said on March 30, 2016
    Hello, I want to start my own school bus transportation, but i need to know how much i need to pay to get my license permit.
  • sazia said on April 14, 2016
    How to start my own school bus in state what is the procedure please answer me I will be great full to you.
  • Sol said on July 9, 2016
    Hello, I am interested has well to start my own private van business for school's. What are the requirements and how much is it to start off? Miami fl
  • james wanjohi said on October 13, 2016
    I intend to start school bus business. How do I prepare cash flow budget?
  • supriser said on November 18, 2016
    hy would like to start school business in a new house development that i have just move into. where to start and how can i approach parents to gain their trust and my business. My email robles@webmail.co.za., Regards Suprise
  • Dee said on March 6, 2017
    Hello, I would like more information in regards to starting a private school transportation bus service in the broward county area, May someone contact me in regards to starting I've been driving for over 30 years I've relocated from another county. Thank You
  • Esther Ali said on June 9, 2017
    Hi my name is Esther, from Nigeria. I want to start a school bus transportation business in September. I need a feasibility study for this business here in Abuja . Kindly help with advice and the feasibility. Thank you

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