Wayne Corporation was a large manufacturer of buses and other vehicles branded with the trade name "Wayne." The corporate headquarters were in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County, Indiana, in the United States. Wayne became a leading producer of school buses in North America.

Among innovations Wayne introduced were the first school bus application of the now popular cutaway van chassis and the first large school bus bodies featuring continuous longitudinal panels to reduce joints and improve structural integrity a number of years before FMVSS standards were required for all US school buses. After 1980, Wayne faced difficulty competing in a market with overcapacity. Declaring bankruptcy, the company discontinued operations in 1992 and the assets were liquidated.

Wyane logo

The Wayne Corporation Logo


Wayne has made several different buses

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
School Bus 1973-1990 ? Wyane Busette
Wayne Chaperone/Wayne Chaperone II School Bus 1984-1995 ? Wayne Chaperone
Wayne Papoose School Bus 1971-1973 ? Wayne Papoose
Wayne Conventional School Bus 1930-1972 ? Wyane Conventional
Wayne Lifeguard School Bus 1973-1995 ? Wyane Lifeguard
Wayne RE School Bus 1970-1972 ? Wyane RE
Wayne Lifestar School Bus 1984-1995 ? Wayne Lifestar