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.
Wayne has made several different buses
|Model Name||Type||Production||Number Built||Image|
|Wayne Chaperone/Wayne Chaperone II||School Bus||1984-1995||?|
|Wayne Papoose||School Bus||1971-1973||?|
|Wayne Conventional||School Bus||1930-1972||?|
|Wayne Lifeguard||School Bus||1973-1995||?|
|Wayne RE||School Bus||1970-1972||?|
|Wayne Lifestar||School Bus||1984-1995||?|