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The DATTCO Difference


  • DATTCO Inc. is a family owned transportation business founded in 1924 and currently employs over 2,200 people in the Northeast.
  • DATTCO is an authorized dealer for IC School Buses and eight other manufacturers, and we have a sales team supplying new and used buses to our customers in the Northeast.
  • Our fleet of vehicles is held to a high standard of excellence, which is reflected in our DMV inspection report card stating that only 3.70% of our total fleet of 1,350 school buses were out of service last school year (9/1/2017-8/31/2018) – one of the best (lowest) rates among our competitors statewide. In comparison, our closest competitor – who operates over 2,300 school buses had 12.82% buses out of service.
  • Our Safety & Training department includes two Master Instructors and 19 State Certified Instructors.
  • DATTCO’s safety training for all its drivers now includes active shooter and school bus security awareness; which follows Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal guidelines. It educates drivers on being more aware of surroundings, what to do in the event of an active shooter situation and proven tactics to disarm and overtake if needed.
    Swat Training
    Disaster Training
  • The service we provide includes live operations personnel on duty 24 a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to providing the client with management and dispatch coverage for operations occurring after 5:00 p.m., or on non-school days.
  • DATTCO’s employees are leaders in safety and driving experience; each employee is asked to sign our “Safety Starts with Me” pledge of commitment. Our drivers receive thorough – and ongoing –driver training and are required to master State and Federal regulations. Many of our drivers have been recognized in recent years for their commitment to keeping their student passengers safe.
  • Our state-of-the-art routing services provide districts with opportunities to make efficient routes, and in many cases, reduce the number of vehicles needed, providing savings year in and year out.
  • Discovery Bus
  • DATTCO invests in the communities it serves through its support of events and charities. We believe it is vital to demonstrate our commitment to good corporate citizenship. For example:
    • In 2015 DATTCO converted a decommissioned bus into the “Discovery Bus” – Plainfield school district’s mobile library. The bus travels around town bringing books and special guest readers to community members.
    • In 2017, DATTCO provided in-kind services to convert a decommissioned International school bus into a “Smart Bus” for Newington public schools. The Smart Bus travels around the district (and visits other districts) to provide students and community members with access to technology they wouldn’t otherwise have.
    • Each summer, DATTCO donates a bus and driver to the New Britain Public Library, to bring library services to the community. The “Traveling Books” bus makes stops across the city, all summer long.
  • We provide ADA compliant Para-Transit Transportation in alliance with multiple Connecticut communities, offering on-call transportation for people with special needs.
  • DATTCO is diverse. The Motorcoach and Contract Services Group operates a total of 186 vehicles, 109 of which are over-the-road motorcoaches. The remaining 77 are transit buses, Activity Transport buses, shuttle buses and luxury vans, providing group transportation throughout North America.
  • Our Sales and Service Division has 6 locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 60 certified mechanics and 18 fully equipped road service vehicles all providing parts, service and collision repairs to the transportation and transport refrigeration industries for CT, MA, RI, NH, VT and ME.
  • We are affiliated with the following organizations:
    • CT School Transportation Association
    • CT Association of Boards of Education
    • CT Association of School Business Officials
    • RI School Superintendents’ Association