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Established in 1971 in Rolette ND, Harlow’s has provided reliable safe transportation to the most valuable cargo for over 40 years; our children, our friends, and our families.  


Our founder, Harlow H. Hageness was born in 1942 and a native to North Dakota, growing up and going to school in Rugby N.D.  He attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton earning an associate’s degree while playing football for the collage.


A true entrepreneur, Harlow started early in his passion for building a business.  Owning and operating Harlow’s Repair, the Rolette Theater, and a Mobile Station.  A certified diesel mechanic, Harlow saw a need when he took an opportunity to run a local bus dealership called Lashman’s Bus Service in Rolette, ND.  Harlow’s bought the small company and changed the name to “Harlow’s School Bus Service”.


From Harlow’s actions was born our Mission Statement: “To transport each and every student safely everyday no exceptions”.   With the determination of a classic entrepreneur, Harlow built his company from a small one shop facility to a multi-million dollar organization that we know today.   


Harlow believed in serving his community by being more than just part of the growth, he became actively involved in leadership advisory boards, and developing safe secure routing programs across the northwest.  


Harlow’s passed on his aptitude for entrepreneurship to his two son’s Jason and Jeremy Hageness. Both with 20 years dedicated to the family owned business, working in tandem to continue the growth and community involvement that their father started. 


Expanding over 7 states, from North Dakota to Washington, Harlow’s has 27 locations managing over 40 operations.    Harlow’s now ranks as one of the top 30 contractors in the US transporting over 10,000 students daily in over 450 buses. 


The Harlow’s Team

Founder:  Harlow H. Hageness:  Harlow Hageness started in the transportation business over 40 years ago.  He attended the North Dakota State School of Science as a diesel mechanic.  He worked as a mechanic in Rolette, ND.  He was offered an opportunity to take over a local bus dealership.  He literally built his company from a small one shop facility to a multi-million dollar business.  He served in leadership positions for several OEM’s on dealer advisory boards. He won several Dealer of the Year awards over his career. He developed school bus route systems in seven states and 20 locations.  He was the classic family business entrepreneur. He was committed to his family and community.  He served on several local business and community board of directors.


Jason Hageness, President and CEO:  Jason Hageness has over 20 years of service in the school bus transportation and bus sales business. He is currently a member of the IC School Bus Dealer Advisory Board.  He is a participant in the IC 20 group. He is a licensed CDL driver and still drives a route bus or delivers a sales unit.  He is a member of the Bismarck CEO Vistage Group.  He is a graduate of Dickinson State University.


Jeremy Hageness, President:  Jeremy Hageness has over 20 years of service in the school bus transportation and bus sales business.  Jeremy is an active member of the MTPTA, serving on the board of directors.  He is a participant in the IC 20 group. Jeremy maintains a CDL license and drives routes and delivers sales units. He is a graduate of Dickinson State University.


Jacob Iverson, Corporate General Manager:  Jacob Iverson has over eleven years of transportation experience.  He joined Harlow’s early 2014.  He is the Vice President of Idaho Association of Pupil Transportation, member of National Association of Pupil Transportation. He is the former Director of Transportation for a large school district in Idaho. He created a Commercial Driver’s License Training Academy.  He served as a Regional Operations Manager for Schneider National, Inc. He holds a CDL.  He is a graduate of Portland State University as well holds a Master’s of Business Administration.