Juniata County’s Transportation Services Provider — Rohrer Bus
Rohrer Bus…four generations of transportation experience.
It all began in the early 1920’s when Howard E. Rohrer Sr. started transporting school children with his horse and wagon in Allen’s Cove, just south of Duncannon, Pennsylvania. The early horse-and-wagon evolved to a few wooden school bus bodies being built on car chassis’. Over the years, the need for student transportation grew. That’s the way Rohrer Bus began.
Now fast forward to 1975. Howard E. Rohrer Jr. was running the business and our school bus fleet had grown to 70 buses. In addition to our growing school transportation service, Rohrer Bus added a Sales company and teamed up with Wayne school buses to represent their products. It was soon apparent that our company was quickly outgrowing the facility on the family farm. So in 1976, ground was broken for a new sales and service facility where our headquarters remain today.
By 1981, the 3rd generation of the Rohrer family was well on their way to continuing our company’s transportation legacy. H.E. “Skip” Rohrer III and his brother-in-law John Schrantz, who continue to oversee the business operations today, took over the company from H.E. Rohrer Jr.
By this time, our operating fleet had grown to over 200 buses and, in 1982, we became a dealer for Champion Bus selling commercial buses.
In the fall of 1999, Rohrer Bus Sales proudly became the Thomas Built Bus dealer for the much of the state of Pennsylvania. Our experience in the sale and operation of school and commercial buses, along with our reputation for providing outstanding customer service made Rohrer the logical choice when Thomas Built Buses was looking for a full-service dealership to partner with. And in 2006, just one year after receiving the Pennsylvania School Bus Association’s (PSBA) Platinum Bus Award for 75 years of service to the transportation industry, Rohrer Bus was celebrated as the Thomas Built Bus Dealer of the Year.
Today, the 4th generation of the Rohrer transportation legacy is now in place with Tahva Rohrer Wylie and David Schrantz continuing our family’s dedication to the transportation industry. We currently sell vehicles throughout the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia. Rohrer Bus offers a complete lineup of vans and buses ranging from small, wheelchair-accessible passenger vans to 90-passenger buses. On top of that, we are a FULL service dealer with factory-trained, ASE certified technicians providing factory approved service and warranty repairs for the ENTIRE bus.
In addition to our dealership growth, over fifteen (15) Pennsylvania school districts rely on our fleet of 700+ vehicles to provide them with safe transportation services for their students. Our Duncannon headquarters has expanded several times, now with over 30,000 square feet, offering complete support along with the latest tools and equipment. With that, we are proud to be recognized as Perry County’s largest employer. In addition to our Duncannon facility, Rohrer Bus has instituted several satellite facilities located throughout our growing sales territory.
Although we may have grown much larger over our many years in business, our Rohrer Bus family still prides itself on one thing: providing the very best transportation products and services available. With over 1000 years of combined industry experience, we can handle just about any transportation need, while consistently demonstrating our commitment to the highest level of quality, safety, and customer service. So, as “The Transportation Company You Can Depend On”, we look forward to a very long and successful relationship with you!
UPDATE! As of March 30, 2020, JCSD Schools will remain closed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.