Tenterfield Coaches (Roos) - Tenterfield

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Accreditation: HR & AM Roos Pty Ltd, Acc No. 8198, Tenterfield
Depot Address/s: 92 Drummond St, Tenterfield
Livery: White bus with red mid band
School Runs: N0284 Tenterfield - Mingoola

Harold Roos, as HR & AM Roos, commenced a school bus service from Tenterfield High School and Sunnyside Public School to Backwater in 1962 as a subsidised arrangement with the local Parents and Citizens' Committee. The original bus was a Morris Messenger.

Sunnyside Public School closed in 1966, necessitating a larger bus to transport the district children into Tenterfield. An Austin 2.45F was purchased. Later Mole River Public School closed and a 38 seater Ford bus was purchased to cater for the increased number of children.

The Glenlyon Dam project north-west of Mingoola in Queensland was in its construction phase in late 1978 and early 1979. To cater for the construction workers children living in the Mingoola area, the Department of Education approved an extension of the school bus route to Mingoola. The Ford was replaced by MO 4613 Bedford VAM70 / Superior 49-seater bus in early 1979.

When construction of the dam was complete, Harold Roos, with student numbers reducing, purchased his first Japanese bus chassis in the form of MO 9291 Nissan UD / Nambucca 38-seater. The purchase was so successful that subsequent purchases were of Nissan UD and Hino chassis.

The company HR & AM Roos Pty Ltd was registered on 9 August 2005 as the operating company for the business.

Around this point, Harold's son Stephen took over management of the business. He combines this with a mechanical repair business.

Stephen has continued his father´┐Żs enviable record of regular bus replacement, averaging replacement every three to four years. This maintains fresh, reliable buses for the lengthy school bus contract with solid equity in the buses. Volvo B7R chassis are now Stephen Roos favoured chassis with Murwillumbah-based P & D bodies.

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