Contractor Membership

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Who Can Be a Contractor Member?

NSTA's Contractor Membership is open to any school bus contractor operator.  NSTA Bylaws define a school bus contract operator as, any entity operating as owner or leaser of one or more vehicles engaged primarily in the transportation of children to or from school or related events.

Contractor members make up the vast majority of NSTA membership base and is the only group afforded voting rights within the association.

Current NSTA Members Please Click here for a full list of benefits and contact information.

Why Should I Become a Contractor Member? 

NSTA Contractor Members have access to: 

Information

NSTA Newsletter: The NSTA Newsletter is delivered to members via email every other Wednesday.

NSTA Toolkits: NSTA has several toolkits available.  Our most popular are: Outsourcing, Operations, Controlling Fuel Costs, Transit Encroachment and Security Preparedness.  These are available electronically for free to NSTA Members.  The Outsourcing Toolkit is also available in a printed version -- $50 for members and $150 for non-members.

Anti-Bullying Tools:  Many of you are aware of the dangers bullying presents itself outside of the classroom.  This portion of our website has been designed to give our Contractor and School Administrator members access to interactive anti-bullying tools that they may share with staff members and drivers.  We hope that you take advantage of these resources and continue to keep pupils safe to and from school. 

Staff Expertise: Have a question that you need answered? Start with NSTA to find the answers. Between our industry specialists, lobbyists, and staff, you'll get the answers you are looking for. 

Insurance

Keystone Insurers Group is the preferred insurance provider for NSTA members. Keystone has developed a customized insurance program for private school bus contractors providing Workers' Compensation coverage and Comprehensive Commercial Transportation Insurance.  Take advantage of this long established relationship and receive the best possible combination of coverage, services and extremely competitive pricing.  This program is offered to NSTA members through our independent Keystone insurance agents only.  

Financial Services Programs

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. knows the School Bus industry and can provide consistent, professional service. Wells Fargo offers members the following services: an equipment loan; lease purchase agreement; standard and modified TRAC leases; and a line of credit.

Daimler Financial Line of Credit Program allows members to open a line of credit to finance the purchase of vehicles if needed. There’s no cost to open the line and it will be available for one year. Rates are established at the time the vehicles are to be delivered and the documentation and application process is easy to understand. 

Blue Bird Financial Services (BBFS) program gives members access to preferred rates and special programs to make the most of their working capital. There are four financing programs available to NSTA members:

Discount Programs

Bus Parts Warehouse is a long-time supporter of NSTA, provides significant discounts to NSTA members on all kinds of parts that you use every day -- at just 15% over distributor net!

IC Parts/Fleetcharge Program provides NSTA members with excellent discounts on parts for your school buses regardless of fleet size.

Unity Bus Parts Program: Unity Bus Parts Program saves members on parts for their fleet. The Unity School Bus Parts Program offers NSTA members the following: across the board discounts on our entire product line; free freight on all orders $250.00 or more; same day shipping! Easy on line ordering with member discounts once they have signed on with Unity Bus Parts' office! A friendly and knowledgeable who have over 26 years of bus parts knowledge! 

Technology, Tire, Fuel, and Shipping Programs

Zonar System Discount Program: Zonar Systems Discount Program provides NSTA members will receive a 10% discount on all Zonar hardware. You can learn more about Zonar System’s products and services by visiting their website at www.zonarsytems.com.

UPS Freight: NSTA members receive significant, customized savings on all LTL freight shipments (150 to 20,000 lbs).  Discount applies to/from all 50 states and Canadian provinces.  

How Do I Join? 

To join NSTA, please and complete the Contractor Member Application and mail it to:

National School Transportation Association

623 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446

**Completed applications must include a check.  Applications can also be faxed or emailed provided the credit card information is also included. **