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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 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!


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 CDL

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:!


Trinity Transportation Announces New Leadership Roles Within the Company

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Trinity Transportation is happy to announce multiple transitions with their leadership staff due to the growth that they’ve experienced over the summer time.


Tracy Akers

Tracy Akers
Vice President

Tracy Akers will be transitioning from a General Manager role to Trinity’s Vice President. Mr. Akers has been with the company for over 30 years and has played an important part in the growth and expansion of Trinity. In his new role as VP, he will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of our vehicles and facilities as well as safety programs and training.







Austin Arksey
Chief Operating Officer

Austin Arksey, current Sales Director, will now be in a more operations based role as Trinity’s new Chief Operating Officer. Arksey has been with Trinity for 5 years and has rapidly moved through the ranks within the company. As Sales Director, he has forged strong relationships between Trinity and it’s customers and has also helped streamline new processes for the sales team. In this newly created position, Austin will have responsibility over the sales and service of the school bus, motor coach and sedan divisions.







David Holls
Regional Operations Manager

David Holls has been promoted to Regional Manager of School Bus Operations, another new role created over the summer due to the expansion of the company. David has held many roles within Trinity, ranging from Bus Driver and Dispatcher to Terminal Manager of our east side locations. Because of his abilities to manage multiple locations, he has been chosen to oversee all of the school bus terminals for the company throughout Michigan and Ohio.

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

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.


Detroit Public Schools



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.


The Motor Coach Driver Photo Contest

Friday, April 27th, 2012

At the beginning of April we challenged our Trinity motor coach drivers to a photo competition.

The rules are simple. Take a picture, that includes a Trinity motor coach. Many drivers instantly began thinking of creative places to take pictures with the motor coaches.

So far many pictures that have crossed the desk of the judges have been very impressive.

The pictures are submitted to the judges anonymously, and at the end of the month a meeting will be held at the Trinity Corporate Headquarters in Wyandotte, Michigan, just 20 minutes south of Detroit, to identify the winners.

The first place winner will receive a digital camera and the photo will be posted to our website,, along with a bio of the motor coach driver.

The second place winner will receive a $50 gas card along with a posting of his/her picture that was selected onto our website.

The third place winner will receive a $20 gift card to Subway, along with a posting of his/her picture that was selected onto our website.

Please stay tuned to see who is selected as the winners as we anticipate many extraordinary pictures of the Trinity Coach.

We will post the winners next week.



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