Since 1974, Palmer Bus Service has been involved in the school transportation business and serving more than 20 Minnesota School Districts. The bus service organization also provides transportation to governmental entities, including colleges and universities. Palmer Bus Service operates approximately 500 school buses, vans and trucks. The company is a recipient of the 2001 National School Transportation Association Golden Merit Award, in recognition of excellence of service, safety and outstanding demonstration of community responsibility. The charter company of Palmer Bus Service is known as Palmer Charter Services.