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Site Manager:Andrew Gerdes
Facility Address:1601 5th St. SE
Waseca, MN 56093
Mailing Address: PO Box 577
Waseca, MN 56093

Palmer Bus Service has been serving the Waseca community by safely transporting students since 2016. We safely transport about 600 students each school day in Waseca, MN.

Waseca School District #829 consists of Waseca High School, Junior High, Intermediate, Hartley and Sacred Heart Elementaries and the Waseca Area Learning Center. We also serve TEAM Academy, a local charter school.

The Waseca community is located in Waseca County, Minnesota and is about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities.

Andrew Gerdes manages Palmer Bus Service of Waseca, MN. Andrew has been involved in the school bus industry since 2013 when he started driving for Palmer Bus Service. Andrew enjoys the variety of tasks that come up on any given day. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with family and friends along with taking motorcycle rides.

Our Waseca Team

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Core Value Award Winners for Palmer Bus Service of Waseca 2018-2019

Waseca Award Winners 2019

Core Value Award Winners for 2018-2019

These drivers faithfully served the Waseca community by safely transporting students and exemplified our Core Values all school year. They demonstrated:

SAFETY by being accident free and completing every monthly safety training before it was due.
INTEGRITY by always conducting themselves as a professional driver.
DIGNITY by completing daily pre trips, and ensuring their bus is swept, clean and fueled.
HELP by being present to drive almost every single school day.
COMMUNITY  by safely transporting students!

Congratulations and thank you for your superior service!

MSBOA Transportation Specialist Award Winner 2018

Bruce Long - MSBOA Transportation Specialist 2018-1018


April 23, 2018

MSBOA Transportation Specialist Award
I would like to submit school bus driver, Bruce Long for consideration to be nominated to this prestigious award.
Bruce first started driving a school bus shortly after graduating from Waseca High School 69 years ago that has turned into 35 years of dedication to school bus driving in both Iowa and lastly Minnesota. Bruce is a current driver that drives a daily rural bus route for Palmer Bus Service, serving the Waseca Public Schools. Bruce will run any activity trip whether it is in town, out state MN or downtown Minneapolis, with confidence and dedication to student safety and efficiency. Whenever or whatever the driving job is, we can count on the job getting done like clockwork, on time and without delay, safely.
Bruce is well respected by the students on his bus, parents along his route, teachers, administration as well as his peers here at Palmer Bus Service, Waseca MN.
Bruce fits our company core values of Safety, Integrity, Dignity, Help, and Community on or off duty.
We are proud of Bruce’s dedication to student safety as a Palmer Bus Service driver!

Brian A Lynch
1601 5th St SE
Waseca, MN 56093