About Van Pool


To positively and significantly contribute to the success of our students, our schools, and our communities.

Whatever it Takes

In 1986, Van Pool was founded with the idea of partnering with school districts to provide superior service and expertise in transporting special needs students to and from educational settings. Since that time we’ve steadily grown by providing best in class service, creating significant value to our school district partners.

As we’ve grown, we’ve always maintained a local presence with fully staffed bases in Wilbraham, Barre, Hudson, Fitchburg, Wrentham and Duxbury, serving over 100 school districts and 5,000 students in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Van Pool has built its brand upon doing “Whatever It Takes” to ensure that the individual requirements of our students are met each and every day.

Historical Milestones


Founders begin providing special transportation services in Pittsfield, MA


Incorporated as SECCO of Palmer, d/b/a Van Pool Transportation


Van Pool moves its headquarters to Wilbraham, Massachusets


Van Pool opens second office in Barre, Massachusetts


Kevin Hinkamper becomes President and CEO


Van Pool opens third office in Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Van Pool opens fourth office in Northborough, MA, later moves to Hudson, MA


Van Pool opens fifth office in Franklin, MA, later moves to Wrentham, MA


Van Pool acquires Clinton Livery, Inc


Van Pool acquires Judco, Inc, establishes new office in Duxbury, MA
Rick Jones joins Van Pool as President and CEO