Trinity looking to hire extra drivers for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, July 15-19

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Trinity looking to hire extra drivers for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, July 15-19

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or the ELCA, is having a Youth Gathering conference in Detroit from July 15-19th. Thousands of people will pack into Cobo Hall and Ford Field to listen to guest speakers, musicians and watch videos that promote the daily Scriptures.ELCA_RiseUp_Logo_300

Trinity Transportation will be providing transportation services the whole week for this event. If you’re in downtown Detroit, you’ll most likely see one of the 300+ Trinity vehicles driving around.

Trinity is looking to hire extra drivers just for these days to help work this event. If you are a current non-Trinity school bus driver with a CDL B (P and S endorsements included) and would be interested in picking up some extra summer work, this opportunity would be perfect for you! Please call our Human Resources department at 313-295-6242.

Trinity Transportation Lands Contract for Detroit Public Schools, Plans to Hire over 200 Bus Drivers

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Trinity Transportation Lands Contract for Detroit Public Schools, Plans to Hire over 200 Bus Drivers

Trinity Transportation has been awarded a contract with Detroit Public Schools to handle over 100 school bus routes throughout the school district.

The contract will begin at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Trinity will be running their services out of two DPS terminals that they will be taking over in the fall.

Trinity Owner and President Jerry Sheppard’s knowledge of the transportation industry in Detroit is extensive and he feels that Trinity was the perfect fit for Detroit Public Schools’ transportation.

“Trinity Transportation has had the pleasure of serving Southeast Michigan for over 30 years,” Sheppard said. “We are thrilled to welcome Detroit Public Schools to our family and continue serving the metro Detroit area.”

The company currently services several academies in Detroit and many businesses based in the city, according to Trinity Sales Director Austin Arksey.

“We are pleased to be involved with Detroit Public Schools during the revitalization of the city,” Arksey said. “Many great things are happening downtown and we are excited to be on board.”

Trinity plans to hire more than 200 school bus drivers this summer to serve Detroit Public Schools.

“We are really excited to bring on current drivers for DPS, as well as new drivers, to become a part of the Trinity team,” said Adina Allen, Trinity Transportation’s human resources manager.

Applications for positions as a school bus driver are available at www.trinitytransportation.com/careers.

Trinity Transportation is active in over 100 school districts and safely transports more than 10,000 students each day.

About Trinity Transportation
Trinity currently has 8 different terminals throughout the Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio regions. Trinity not only runs school bus operations, but Motor Coach and Sedan services, too.

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One Day at Summer Camp…

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

As school comes to an end and summer vacation begins for kids, some parents are left asking, “What is my child going to do all summer long?” One option that some parents opt into is summer camp.

Photo by Archie Binamira from Pexels

Essentially, your child could attend two different types of camps: “day camp” or “sleep-away camp.” At a day camp, the child would spend 8-9 hours there and then come home in the evening time, just long enough for a parent to go to and come back from work. Then you have sleep-away camps, where your child can spend the night, often times in a cabin with other camp mates.

No matter what type of summer camp you choose for your child, there are many benefits that come along with going to camp.

  • Teaching teamwork and independence: Camp gives your children the opportunity to mingle and work with not just other kids, but with mentors and camp counselors that continue to hone their social skills. At the same time, your child will gain independence by being away from home and on their own..
  • Staying physically fit: It’s very easy for a child to sit at home all summer watching TV and playing on his or her iPad. At camp, there’s no chance of that happening. Depending on the weather and type of camp they attend, they will most likely spend most of their time outside either playing sports with other kids or exploring nature. Lots of camp activities are built around physical activity which will help keep your child healthy during their growing years.
  • Feeling a sense of belonging: It’s easy during the summer time for a child to become bored and for them to feel left out because they don’t see their friends every day and their parents are away at work. At camp, they normally emphasize a “family environment” among the campers, and this can help a child feel a sense of belonging. If you find your child to be quiet and reserved, they can feel more comfortable around other children their own age.

If you’re looking for some camps in the local area, check out City Camp, Summer Safari Camp at the Detroit Zoo, or the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

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Trinity Transportation Donates 9 Laptops to Graduating Seniors

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Sales Director Austin Arksey speaking about education

Trinity Transportation’s Sales Director, Austin Arksey, speaking about the importance of education.

Last night, River Rouge School District hosted a “Student of the Month” event where they recognized students from elementary, middle, and high school for their academic excellence. Trinity Transportation was in attendance and donated 9 laptops to the seniors that were there. The event was held at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, Michigan, and dinner was provided for the students and their parents.

The program consisted of River Rouge administrators thanking their corporate partners, parents, and exceptional staff for all of the hard work over the past school year. Then, the principal from each River Rouge school stepped up to the podium to acknowledge the students from their respective schools.

The last principal to praise his students was Principal Michael Mokdad from River Rouge High School. He went through his list of freshman, sophomores, and juniors, saving the seniors for the end. Little did the seniors know, they were not just receiving praise for their academic excellence.

Before Principal Mokdad called their names, Austin Arksey, the Director of Sales for Trinity Transportation stepped up to the mic. Austin gave the graduating seniors advice on how to succeed in college and why it’s important to focus “not on what you do, but how you go about doing it.

“Students are the future of our society,” said Arksey. “It’s important for parents, teachers, and mentors to help pave the way for young people to become successful leaders of tomorrow.”

He then announced that Trinity Transportation would be donating 9 laptops to the graduating seniors, who were attending universities such as Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan-Dearborn. Austin told them that he cannot wait to see each of them grow and continue to exude excellence in whatever they do in life.

Trinity Transportation has worked closely with River Rouge Schools to provide them safe and reliable transportation. We are a proud community partner for River Rouge Schools and continue to invest in the children of our community.

River Rouge Seniors with Austin Arksey

Austin Arksey presenting laptops to River Rouge seniors.

 

Trinity Transportation’s "Employee of the Week" Candidates

Monday, May 18th, 2015

This week, we have chosen new candidates for our Employee of the Week program!

Our employee of the week winners all receive picture recognition at their local terminal, a special Trinity t-shirt, and a reserved parking spot just for them. What’s better than that?

Check out our previous Employees of the Week here.

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2015 Downriver Prom Pictures

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Photo by Kam Pratt from Pexels

Some of us went to prom a few years ago. For others, it’s been ages! Nonetheless, prom is always a fun event that helps to wrap up the school year and celebrate the upcoming summer vacation.

But the preparation can be a headache at times. Trying to figure out what you’re going to wear, what transportation you’re going to use to get there, and the plans afterwards are all things that can be stressful for not only the students attending, but for their parents as well.

After all of that is said and done, the end result is usually satisfied students and a million and one photos from the event.

Take a look at some of Downriver Prom Photos from The News Herald!

Trinity Transportation’s "Employee of the Week" Program

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Each week, employees at each Trinity terminal are nominated to be the “Employee of the Week.” The employee nominated is chosen by a superior based on their actions that put them above and beyond for the week. This could be providing exceptional service to a customer or jumping in to help one of their fellow employees! Please take a moment to recognize these men and women for their positive attitudes and determination at Trinity Transportation.

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Cedar Point – The All Access Pass to the Amusement Park

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

If you haven’t tossed your jacket into the bottom of your closet, it’s about time you do. The season for warm weather is among us and even though we must deal with the fluctuation of Michigan Cedar Pointweather, outdoor activities are a must!

One of the hottest attractions during the spring and summer time is Cedar Point. Whether you are going on a family trip or a group excursion, Cedar Point is a great opportunity for people to spend the day outdoors in the warm weather. Don’t like roller coasters? No problem. Aside from roller coasters you have Soak City (water park located in Cedar Point), tons of live entertainment such as bands and performances, and Cedar Point’s private beach.

What’s new at Cedar Point in 2015?Rougarou

    • Rougarou: Out with the old and in with the new! Last year Cedar Point retired the Mantis and this year is introducing a new ride called Rougarou, the first floorless ride.
    • Hotel Breakers: This year Cedar Point’s infamous hotel will complete its two year renovation project. Guests will enjoy new restaurant options such as the Surf Lounge bar and a Starbucks. Included will be a new entrance, exciting new room decorations, and many other amenities!
    • Lakeside Pavilion: For groups visiting Cedar Point with 50 or more people, this option will definitely be a good fit. The Lakeside Pavilion will now have a more open entrance near Planet Snoopy and will be a great meeting option for large groups (for lunch or other gatherings).

 

Check out CedarPoint.com for other options and updates. Cedar Point’s opening day this year is on Saturday, May 9th.

And remember to check Trinity Transportation’s Cedar Point Charter for only $79. This includes a Cedar Point ticket and transportation to and from the park.

Cedar Point

 

March/April Madness Photo Contest Results

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Over the last two months, we asked our employees to send us their best photos from the routes that they were on. Prizes included a Garmin GPS unit, $50 gas card, and a $25 Subway gift card. Out of all of the photos, here were the best 3 sent in!

1st Place

42nd Street in Times Square

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2nd Place

Cobo Hall

 3rd Place

Mano de Obra Campesina

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Trinity Job Fair – Start Your Career Today!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Trinity is hosting a Job Fair at the Detroit Marriott Troy on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM – 4 PM.

We are looking for CDL holder’s who are interested in driving Motor coach or School Buses in the Southeast Michigan area.

Aside from drivers, we are also interested in hiring School Bus Aides, Diesel Mechanics, and Bus Washers.

You can apply in person at the event or on our website.

Directions to the Marriott Troy:

I Almost Met the President on My Trip to Washington D.C.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When Spring rolls around, so does vacation season. Kids normally have spring break during this time, so it’s a perfect opportunity to take a break from everything and visit a destination city.

One of the most popular cities to travel to, whether it be with the family or with a group, is Washington D.C. I’m sure when you think of our nation’s capital, at least 10 different things pop into your head as far as what you could do there.

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To simplify your options, here is a list of places you could check out while in Washington D.C.

  1. Go to a Museum – You’re in a city filled with so much history, there’s no way you can leave before checking out one of the 19 museums located here. Whether your interest is space, natural history, or art, there’s going to be a museum for you. If you brought the kids, it would be a good plan to dedicate one day to “museum hopping.” The cool thing about the museums is that most of them are opened 7 days a week and a lot of them are free to visit. Click here to review a list of museums that you can visit.
  2. Visit the National Monuments/Memorials –It wouldn’t make sense to visit D.C. without checking out some of the historical monuments found here. The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are two of the best to see. One of the good things about them is that most of them are open all day and night, so you don’t have to go during a scheduled time. They look just as beautiful at night as they do during the day.
  3. The White House – The White House is one of the hottest attractions in the entire country, so it’s only fitting that you make time to see this hot spot. If you want to actually tour it, you’ll have to book in advance. If you’re in the city, it’s not hard to just walk up to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and take a selfie of yourself outside the building.

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Belonging to the Trinity Family

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Rehman Bhatti
Marketing and Public Relations Director

We are entering the busiest time of the year and for me, it will be my first spring experience with Trinity Transportation. While it can seem a little scary, it also sounds like it’s going to be fun!

During busy times of the year, things can often get very hectic. The amount of trips you may be dealt with, whether you are booking them, driving, or riding along, might be more than normal which can be overwhelming. This will most likely be the same at other transportation companies across the country.

But what sets us apart from those companies can be summed up in one word: Family. I have only worked here for 4 months, but the friendly and caring atmosphere that I’ve observed by EVERYONE has been amazing. Joining Trinity, you don’t just become another employee, but another addition to the always growing Trinity family.

At Trinity, there seems to be the words teamwork and comradery built into our foundation. No matter how busy we get, or how difficult the task at hand is, we are able to put on a smile and get through it, even if that means asking a fellow team member for assistance or support. Even if it’s as simple as saying “hello” or smiling, it can make someone’s day 10x better.

So as you move forward in the next couple of busy months, remember that we are all working towards the same goal: “Creating a more accessible world. If you feel overwhelmed at any time, don’t be afraid to ask someone for help. And on the opposite side, if you notice someone stressed out from their work, please lend a helping hand. Together, we can knock this spring season out of the ballpark!

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