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Safety First!

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

At Trinity Transportation we pride ourselves in making safety our number one priority. Safety is the most important thing to be focused on and practiced when operating a vehicle. In order to ensure our drivers are taking the necessary precautions before, during, and after operating their vehicles, we have monthly safety meetings at each of our terminals.

In December, Trinity’s operations and safety departments put on their monthly safety meeting with the help of Safety Claus! Regional Operations Manager Dave Holls dressed up as Safety Claus to add a fun touch to learning about safety.

The meeting was required for all school bus employees and was headed by Safety Director Carl Ingram and School Bus Training Manager Derrick Ingram. They discussed the different tactics of staying safe on the road while driving a school bus (and being an aide!). Many topics were covered, including proper safety procedures, distracted driving, and having heightened awareness while on the road. There were even some fun quizzes thrown in the presentation!

Our employees are prepared to work together and practice all safety procedures learned in order to reach our goal of becoming the safest transportation company!

Christmastime at Trinity

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Christmas is an exciting time, with joy and love filling the air. It’s the season where we spend time with loved ones, celebrate the wonderful memories surrounding this wonderful holiday, and give to those in need if we can. To celebrate Christmas, each of our terminals held potlucks over the past two weeks, where Trinity provided the main dishes and employees brought in their favorite holiday foods!

Each morning started off with a safety meeting held by our very own Safety Claus! Safety Claus, Safety Director Carl Ingram, and School Bus Training Manager Derrick Ingram discussed the different tactics of staying safe on the road while driving a school bus (and being an aide!). Topics covered included distracted driving, proper safety procedures, and having heightened awareness while on the road. Our goal is to become the safest transportation company!

After the safety meeting, it was time to eat! Employees at each terminal reveled in each other’s company while enjoying some delicious food. The potlucks were full of laughter, joy, and plenty of holiday spirit.

For more pictures from our Christmas potlucks, visit our Facebook page!

Basketball Season with Trinity Transportation

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

November is under way, the weather is cooling off, and the excitement of the upcoming holidays is surrounding us….and basketball season is starting! Basketball is the sport of winter, allowing us to cheer on our favorite teams and watch them excel throughout the season. This year is especially thrilling since the Pistons are now in downtown Detroit with Michigan’s other professional teams!

If you’re heading to a game this season, we can get you there and provide you with time to relax and enjoy the drive! Avoid the hassle of construction and have fun with your friends the entire night by using Trinity. We have the vehicle for you!

This basketball season, Trinity Transportation will be rooting on the Eastern Michigan Eagles, the Oakland Grizzlies, and the Wayne State Warriors! We are proud to sponsor and provide our buses for the athletic departments of Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and Wayne State University. We’re ready to show our pride and watch our teams shine!

Oakland University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Illinois State – 1:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. Michigan State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/16 – vs. Northwestern – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/19 – vs. Niagara – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/22 – vs. Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/29 – vs. Canisius – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/03 – vs. Central Michigan – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/10 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Cornell – 12:00pm – Away
  • 12/21 – vs. Old Dominion – 7:30pm – Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic
  • 12/22 – vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 7:30pm – Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic
  • 12/28 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/30 – vs. Youngstown State – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Wright State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/06 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 01/13 – vs. IUPUI – 3:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Milwaukee – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Green Bay – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Cleveland State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/08 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 5:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Wright State – 4:30pm – Away
  • 02/15 – vs. IUPUI – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. UIC – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/19 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/23 – vs. Green Bay – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/25 – vs. Milwaukee – 3:00pm – Away
  • 03/02 – vs. TBA – Time TBA – Motor City Madness Horizon League Championships

Oakland University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Fort Wayne – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. New Orleans – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/18 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/20 – vs. Syracuse – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/24 – vs. Kansas – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/30 – vs. Texas Southern – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/27 – vs. Oral Roberts – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/02 – vs. Western Michigan – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/06 – vs. Eastern Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Chicago State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Michigan State – 2:30pm – Little Caesars Arena
  • 12/20 – vs. Towson – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/22 – vs. Eastern Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/28 – vs. Milwaukee – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/30 – vs. Green Bay – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/05 – vs. Northern Kentucky – TBA – Home
  • 01/07 – vs. Wright State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/10 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/12 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/15 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 01/20 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 4:00pm – Away
  • 01/26 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 9:00pm – Away
  • 01/28 – vs. Wright State – 2:00pm – Away
  • 02/02 – vs. UIC – 9:00pm – Home
  • 02/04 – vs. IUPUI – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/09 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 9:00pm – Home
  • 02/14 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/16 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/19 – vs. IUPUI – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/22 – vs. Green Bay – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/24 – vs. Milwaukee – 3:00pm – Home

Eastern Michigan University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Florida A&M – 1:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. Rochester – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/16 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/18 – vs. St. Bonaventure – 1:30pm – Away
  • 11/24 – vs. Denver – 1:00pm – Loyola Marymount Tournament
  • 11/25 – vs. Loyola Marymount – 3:30pm – Loyola Marymount Tournament
  • 12/03 – vs. Minnesota – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/08 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/10 – vs. Illinois State – 3:00pm – Away
  • 12/17 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 12:00pm – Away
  • 12/20 – vs. Longwood – 4:00pm – Home
  • 12/30 – vs. Kent State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/03 – vs. Bowling Green – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Toledo – 2:30pm – Home
  • 01/10 – vs. Kent State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/13 – vs. Miami – 2:00pm – Away
  • 01/17 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Illinois – 2:00pm – Away
  • 01/24 – vs. Miami – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Buffalo – 2:00pm – Away
  • 02/03 – vs. Central Michigan – 2:30pm – Home
  • 02/07 – vs. Ball State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/11 – vs. Akron – 2:00pm – Home
  • 02/14 – vs. Ohio – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. Central Michigan – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/21 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Illinois – 2:30pm – Home
  • 02/28 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/03 – vs. Ball State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 03/05 – Mid-American Conference Tournament First Round – Campus Sites
  • 03/07 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Quarter Finals – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/09 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Semifinals – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/10 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/16-03/19 – NCAA Tournament First/Second Rounds
  • 03/23-03/26 – NCAA Regionals
  • 03/30-04/01 – NCAA Championships – Columbus, OH

Eastern Michigan University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Spring Arbor – 10:30am – Home
  • 11/12 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 2:00pm – Home
  • 11/16 – vs. Arkansas State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/18 – vs. Howard – 2:00pm – Home
  • 11/24 – vs. Indiana – 4:30pm – Away
  • 11/26 – vs. South Florida – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/29 – vs. North Florida – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/06 – vs. Oakland – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/09 – vs. Central State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Long Beach State – 4:00pm – Away
  • 12/22 – vs. Oakland – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/27 – vs. Syracuse – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/29 – vs. Rochester – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/02 – vs. Ball State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Bowling Green – 12:00pm – Home
  • 01/09 – vs. Central Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northern Illinois – 3:30pm – Away
  • 01/16 – vs. Akron – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Ohio – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/23 – vs. Buffalo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/27 – vs. Miami – 3:30pm – Away
  • 01/30 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Ball State – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/06 – vs. Kent State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Bowling Green – 4:00pm – Away
  • 02/13 – vs. Miami – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. Central Michigan – 4:30pm – Away
  • 02/20 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Illinois – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/27 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/02 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/05-03/10 – Mid-American Conference Tournament – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/13-03/14 – NCAA Tournament First Four – Dayton, OH
  • 03/15-03/18 – NCAA Tournament First/Second Rounds
  • 03/22-03/25 – NCAA Tournament Regionals
  • 03/31-04/02 – NCAA Championships – San Antonio, TX

Wayne State University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Findlay – 6:00pm – Away
  • 11/12 – vs. Lake Erie College – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/16 – vs. Oakland City – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/18 – vs. Southern Indiana – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/21 – vs. Wright State Lake – 5:30pm – Home
  • 11/26 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 3:00pm – Home
  • 11/30 – vs. Grand Valley State – 5:30pm – Home
  • 12/02 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/07 – vs. Ashland – 5:30pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Tiffin – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Davenport – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Ferris State – 7:30pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Lake Superior State – 1:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 5:30pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northwood – 4:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Michigan Tech – 5:30 – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Michigan – 1:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Davenport – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Ashland – 5:30pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Tiffin – 3:00pm – Away
  • 02/08 – vs. Grand Valley State – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/15 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 6:00pm – Away
  • 02/17 – vs. Northwood – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/22 – vs. Michigan Tech – 5:30pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Michigan – 3:00pm – Away
  • 02/28 – GLIAC Tournament Quarter Finals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/03 – GLIAC Tournament Semifinals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/04 – GLIAC Tournament Championship Game – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/09-03/12 – NCAA Regionals – TBA

Wayne State University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Alderson Broaddus – 8:00pm – Home
  • 11/12 – vs. Kentucky Wesleyan – 3:00pm – Home
  • 11/21 – vs. Bellarmine – 7:30pm – Home
  • 11/25 – vs. Lewis – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/30 – vs. Grand Valley State – 7:30pm – Home
  • 12/02 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 4:00pm – Away
  • 12/07 – vs. Ashland – 7:30pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Tiffin – 3:00pm – Home
  • 12/12 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Davenport – 3:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Ferris State – 5:30pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Lake Superior State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 7:30pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northwood – 6:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Michigan Tech – 7:30pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Michigan – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Davenport – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Ashland – 7:30pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Tiffin – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/08 – vs. Grand Valley State – 6:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/15 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/17 – vs. Northwood – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/22 – vs. Michigan Tech – 7:30pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Michigan – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/28 – GLIAC Tournament Quarter Finals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/03 – GLIAC Tournament Semifinals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/04 – GLIAC Tournament Championship Game – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/10-03/13 – NCAA Regionals – TBA

National School Bus Safety Week

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

National School Bus Safety Week is an educational program that encourages students, faculty, parents, and anyone interested to learn about and spread the significance of school bus safety. This week is important for publicizing the safety procedures and dangers associated with school bus transportation.

National School Bus Safety Week takes place every year during the third week of October. This year, October 16th through 20th was National School Bus Safety Week, and Trinity participated by practicing and reviewing school bus safety! This year’s theme was “Stop on Red”, a reminder to always stop when a school bus’s stop sign is out and the red lights are flashing.

Trinity Transportation’s school bus drivers and aides attended Special Saturday on October 14th to kick off National School Bus Safety Week. The day consisted of different classes and training focused on children with special needs, including bus evacuations, learning about children with different disabilities, positive approach to behavior management, and team building strategies.

School bus safety is extremely important, not only for students and bus drivers, but for parents, automobile drivers, and pedestrians. For more information about school bus safety, check out our article!

Trinity Transportation Supports River Rouge School District Operation Backpack Rally

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

For some families, getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful time. Between purchasing backpacks and school supplies to clothes and shoes, it can be hard to cover the costs. This is where Operation Backpack steps in. Operation Backpack provides backpacks filled with school supplies, toiletries, and water bottles to children in need so they can enter the school year prepared and ready to learn.

Trinity Transportation was proud to provide backpacks for the Operation Backpack Back to School Rally on Friday, August 25th, 2017, at River Rouge High School. The event was packed with families enjoying all of the fun activities on a nice summer day. There were three bounce houses with slides, free food and bottled water, school information (and information from various vendors), a slush machine, and much more. Paws from the Detroit Tigers even made an appearance! Home Depot handed out boats for the kids to build and aprons for them to wear (and write their names on!), and Metro PCS was taking individual photos and printing them off with a special frame for families to take home.

Tarence Wheeler, Operation Backpack organizer, said of the event: “Because of our great partnership with Trinity Transportation, we provided over 1,500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies & toiletries for students.  We know that student success is predicated on adult participation. Collectively we can alleviate all non-academic barriers.”

The River Rouge Operation Backpack rally was extremely successful and we are honored to have been a partner!

To see more pictures from the Back to School Rally, take a look at our Facebook page!

Announcing Trinity Transportation Acquired by National Express

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

 

We would like to thank all of the employees of Trinity Transportation for their hard work and dedication over the years, as well as our community for choosing Trinity Transportation as their transportation service. With the help of our employees and community, Trinity Transportation has served Southeastern Michigan for over 30 years. More than a million people have ridden on a Trinity bus and thousands have used Trinity to solve many different transportation challenges both personal and professional.

We are excited to announce that Trinity Transportation has been acquired by National Express. As of January 1st, 2017, Trinity Transportation has officially joined the National Express family. National Express brings a commitment to excellence, safety, customers, people and the community.

National Express has a great track record making excellent collaboration between communities, schools and businesses. Located in 38 states and 4 Providences, National Express services more than 500 school districts, operating 21,500 school buses in the US., as well as transports more than 16,000,000 passengers annually. Both Trinity and National Express share a passion for providing transportation solutions all while holding safety as the highest priority.

What does this mean for you? To start: exciting new integrations, an increased feature set, and a continued focus on making transportation better and more useful than ever. Our mission at Trinity will continue to provide the excellence in safety, customer service and hassle-free transportation.

We will continue to operate as a standalone service, so you don’t have to change a thing about the way you are currently using Trinity.
For more information, please visit www.nationalexpress.com. Stay tuned over the coming months for more exciting news.

Trinity Lowers Driver Applicant Age to 21

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Trinity doesn’t just hire drivers.  We create experiences.  Our customer care and safety is our #1 priority and our quality drivers are what makes this happen.

To bring in more quality drivers, Trinity Transportation has changed the requirements allowing for younger drivers to now become part of the Trinity family.  Effective immediately driver applicants’ minimum age requirement has been lowered to 21, with no driving infractions.  An applicant can be 21 years old, but they are required to have had their driver’s license for at least 3 years and have had zero driving infractions. Those 22 or 23 years old will be considered with up to one minor moving violation, within the past two years.

At Trinity, we take the time to make sure our drivers, dispatchers, and mechanics are well-trained and prepared to serve our customers. Don’t have a CDL? Trinity Transportation offers paid training to help you obtain your commercial driver’s license. If you’re a current truck driver with over the road experience, we want you as well!

Employees can expect: paid training, weekly pay, health insurance, vacation time, retirement and much more!

For more information on how to join our team, Click Here!

"Shop with a Cop" Annual Event, Trinity Transportation Donates School Bus

Friday, December 11th, 2015

“Shop with a Cop”

December 9th was the Annual “Shop with a Cop” event put on by Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department. This is the 5th year this event has been held and Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Officer Veronica Cashion was excited to see it return.

“Shop with a Cop” normally consists of the Police Officers in Grosse Pointe Farms and a couple of surrounding cities taking 25-50 special needs children Christmas shopping at a local Target. The day usually includes a lunch with the children and officers as well.

The students that participated this year were from Ferry Elementary in Grosse Pointe Farms. This year, rather than shopping, the children were invited to Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park to do arts and crafts with the police officers, then got to meet Santa where they were each given gifts.

Trinity Transportation donated the school bus transportation for this event. Not only did the children get to ride from their school to the venue where the event took place, but they received a police escort on the way. Two Trinity Transportation drivers that normally service these children on a daily basis were able to show up and celebrate the holiday with them. Take a look at the event below!

Trinity Transportation Continues Expansion into Detroit, Provides Shuttle Service for the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Trinity Transportation is proud to announce that as of January 2016, they will be the new transportation provider for the shuttle services offered at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Wayne State University. They will be providing roughly 9 mid sized mini coaches that will operate Monday thru Friday available to both Wayne State students and faculty and DMC workers (over 40,000 people combined).

Detroit Medical Center Hospital

This new partnership between the DMC/Wayne State University and Trinity Transportation comes just months after Trinity acquired the majority of school routes for Detroit Public Schools. Trinity currently has two bus terminals in the city of Detroit where they manage around 100 school routes for DPS.

“We are very excited to add DMC to our list of partnerships,” said Austin Arksey, Trinity Transportation’s Chief Operating Officer. Trinity already has prior experience transporting Wayne State University’s athletic teams. “We’re also very excited to branch out into the city of Detroit and be a part of its resurgence.”

Arksey also says that the company plans on purchasing more buses to add to their fleet for this acquisition.

Trinity runs the shuttle service for many other universities throughout the southeast Michigan area and has been working diligently to ensure the transition between the current shuttle provider for DMC/WSU and them goes smoothly. 

Trinity Makes Donations to American Cancer Society, Decals Prius in Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Trinity Pink Out

Trinity Celebrity and 28 year Breast Cancer Survivor “Miss Bobbie”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and this past Friday, Trinity Transportation dubbed it “Breast Cancer Awareness Friday”! Trinity Transportation organized a Pink Out across all of their terminals and the turnout was amazing.

Aside from wearing pink, one of terminals located on the west side of Detroit took it a step further and held a bake sale to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Over the course of the month, they set a goal of $10,000 and are very close to reaching it.

 

Trinity Pink Out

President and Owner Jerry Sheppard and Fundraising Organizer and Trinity Employee Sharon Webb

When Trinity Transportation’s President and Owner, Jerry Sheppard, found out about this, he felt that he needed to jump in and help. He ended up donating $1,000 to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the company to help the Crusader’s for Life team reach their goal.

 

 

 

 

Now of course, website 2Trinity was too creative to stop there. Mr. Sheppard went a step further and had one of the company’s Prius cars painted in pink with pink ribbons on each of the vehicle’s sides. Trinity has done this in the past and thought it would be not only fun but a great way to show its support for this cause.

 

Several employees from the different Trinity terminals sent in group pictures of themselves sporting their pink attire. Take a look below! #TeamTrinity

Trinity Transportation Cedar Point HalloWeekends Trip is a Hit!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Most people think that because summer has officially ended, Cedar Point trips are no longer a thing. But this could not be farther from the truth.

In 1997, Cedar Point introduced “HalloWeekends” which takes place from mid-September all the way until the last weekend before Halloween. Since then, HalloWeekends has exploded and become a huge hit for avid roller coaster enthusiasts.

But HalloWeekends isn’t just roller coaster rides. In addition to all of the roller coasters are over 10 adult attractions (haunted houses and scare zones) and numerous children’s activities throughout the day (including a costume contest!). One of the benefits is that the park is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

This is the 3rd year that Trinity Transportation has ran its charter bus to Cedar Point. With Trinity’s package, you get a bus ride on one of Trinity’s deluxe motor coach buses (WiFi, power outlets, A/C, and DVD monitors included) to and from Cedar Point for the entire day and your ticket into the park for only $79. What a steal! Who wouldn’t want the convenience of not having to drive almost 2-3 hours? Whether you want to go down by yourself or take your group of 20, we have you covered!

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If you are interested in purchasing a HalloWeekends ticket, please visit our HalloWeekends page where you can pick your date, pick-up location, and make your payment. Please give us a call at 888-995-8565 if you have any questions.

 

 

I Would Love to Be a School Bus Driver but I’m Not Sure Where to Start

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Becoming a School Bus Driver sounds like hard work

This is something we hear too often from people when in fact becoming a school bus driver is not very difficult at all!

When hiring a school bus driver, our recruiter usually separates candidates into two categories: candidates with their CDL and candidates that doDSC05259 (2)n’t have their CDL.

CDL (stands for “Commercial Driver’s License”) is a driver’s license required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle. weighing 26,001 pounds, or 10,001 pounds with any type of trailer towed.

For candidates that have their CDL

They must have the following endorsements to be a school bus driver:

  • P – Passenger: For vehicles which are designed to carry 16 or more people (including the driver).
  • S – School Bus: For commercial motor vehicles used to transport pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students from home to school, school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events.

For candidates that don’t have their CDL15997-a-female-student-reading-a-book-pv

Candidates that do not have a CDL must obtain a CDL Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) from Secretary of State. To get your TIP, you must pass a vision and skills test. A TIP is needed to train on the road (under the supervision of a driver with their CDL) to obtain your actual CDL.

Any branch of Secretary of State has the necessary information to pass the TIP test or to receive the endorsements on your CDL.

We help at Trinity Transportation!

Trinity Transportation offers training for both TIP and non-TIP holders. If you are starting fresh, Trinity holds monthly classes that consist of 3 days training to help potential drivers obtain their TIP.

Once you pass the test and obtain the CDL TIP, you are able to train on the road! If hired, Trinity pays you while you train to obtain your regular CDL.

If you have any more questions about the process or are interested in getting started, give us a call at 313-295-5685 or apply at: trinitytransportation.com/careers!

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