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.

At Van Pool Transportation, our people matter. Van Pool is proud to be part of Beacon Mobility, a family of transportation companies dedicated to helping adults and children get where they need to go – safely, on time, and by people who care. Our core purpose is to provide Mobility Without Limits by Transporting People to Live, Learn, and Achieve, and we take that responsibility very seriously – for us it’s a labor of love, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the individual requirements of our students are met each and every day.

Beacon Values

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

Van Pool establishes new office in Bedford, MA

Van Pool acquires JYL Transportation of Spencer, MA

Van Pool establishes new office in Framingham, MA

Van Pool merges with NRT Bus of North Reading, MA

Van Pool acquires Hunter Transit of Milford, MA

Van Pool becomes part of the Beacon Mobility Family of transportation companies