our purpose

Our services

​Palmer Bus Service provides pupil transportation services to Minnesota Schools. We take pride in providing safe and reliable transportation with a high degree of customer service. Currently Palmer Bus Service employs about 900 employees and operates about 600 buses, vans and trucks.

Our core values

Our company

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Palmer Bus Service began in St. Clair, MN in 1974, with 8 buses and a dream. It is a family owned and operated business that has grown over the years with the hard work and commitment of many individuals​​. We are committed to our Purpose and Core Values. They represent WHO we are as a company.

​Serving our communities by safely transporting students

​​​1. Safety and quality of service are essential.


​2. We are honest, have integrity and are ethical in our business.


3. We treat each employee with dignity and as an individual.


4. We are a business family and we help each other.


​5. We are responsible and contribute to the communities we serve.