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We’re Going on a Field Trip!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Field trips are a fun way to educate children in a non-classroom setting, a break from the everyday norm, but we understand that planning an outing for 20+ students may be a tad stressful, so we want to make the process a little less stressful. We’re going to walk you through what happens once you book your field trip and what you can expect the day of and after!

What to Expect After Booking

After you request a quote and book your trip, one of our reservations specialists will contact you to confirm all details and information are correct and make any needed changes. They will also ask if you have any special requests you would like the driver to know, such as a special pick-up or drop-off location or someone other than you as the main contact for the day of the field trip. Our reservations specialists will contact you again 24 hours before your field trip to ensure everything is good to go and to make any last-minute accommodations necessary.

Day-Of Process

This process is pretty simple! The driver will pick you up in the booked vehicle at the discussed pick-up time and location. You will then be transported to your destination for your field trip. After the field trip is over, you will be taken back to your pick-up location, unless otherwise specified. If for some reason your field trip goes over the scheduled time, you will be charged a late fee that is based on your hourly rate.

After Your Field Trip

If everything goes according to schedule, you will be all set after the day of your field trip! Our reservations specialists may reach out to you to see how everything went and for feedback about your trip.

Trinity Hosts First Annual Safety Banquet

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

On March 10th, Trinity employees came together for a banquet focusing on safety initiatives and procedures at Burton Manor in Livonia. In attendance with Trinity’s employees were Kevin Kilner, Vice President of Safety at National Express, and Chris Pelligrino, assistant to the CEO of transit at National Express. Kevin Kilner discussed various National Express topics, which included operational updates, safety performance key performance indicators, visions and values in terms of safety, Target Zero campaign, distracted driving, Zero Tolerance Policy, and child checks. Stacey Bruwer, Director of Marketing at Trinity Transportation, discussed the #EyesOnTheRoad campaign to instill the importance of eliminating distracted driving. Prior to the banquet, each terminal received a vinyl banner displaying the campaign’s pledge, which they subsequently signed and were given a sticker that said “I took the pledge”.

Chief Financial Officer Phil Adkins, Marketing Director Stacey Bruwer, and President Jerry Sheppard hold the #EyesOnTheRoad campaign banner at our corporate office in Wyandotte.

Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer Dave Holls covered all things Trinity, including integration processes, the drive towards excellence, a group activity to think outside the box, and Trintiy’s new vision and “Simple Truth”. To add some fun to the day, employees won over 40 prizes, including the grand prize of a 55” flat screen TV!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Transportation Recognizes Love the Bus Month

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Love the Bus month was created by the American School Bus Council and is a month-long celebration held every February. Love the Bus Month is a chance to highlight the importance of the school bus in education while also focusing on the drivers who do so much for our students. This month allows schools across America to take a little extra time to celebrate the bus drivers who safely transport students every day. It’s also an opportunity for companies like us to show our appreciation for our school bus drivers, whom we are so lucky to have! This year, we gave employees heart decals and pins to signify Love the Bus Month and showed extra gratitude for all that they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Trinity school bus drivers, for being so amazing! We appreciate every single one of you!

We’re Answering Your School Bus Questions!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Q: What size are your school buses?
A: Michigan school bus sizes: Our largest school bus holds 48 passengers, two to a seat, and 72 passengers, three to a seat. 5th grade and under are the only ones that can sit three to a seat. Keep in mind, 72 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults. Our regular size school bus holds 44 passengers, two to a seat, and 66 passengers, three to a seat. Again, 66 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults.

Ohio school bus sizes: Our largest school bus holds 52 passengers, two to a seat, and 78 passengers, three to a seat. 5th grade and under are the only ones that can sit three to a seat. Keep in mind, 78 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults.

Q: Do school buses have storage areas?
A: No, our school buses do not have storage compartments. This is an amenity that our full-size motor coaches have if that is something you are looking for.

Q: Do school buses have A/C?
A: No, our school buses do not have A/C, but are equipped with heat.

Q: Do school buses have CD players or aux ports?
A: No, only AM/FM radio. Our full-size motor coaches have a CD player and our party bus has an aux port, if you are interested in those amenities.

Q: Can anyone rent your school buses?
A: Yes, as long as you are over the age of 18.

Q: Can school buses be used for wedding shuttles?
A: Yes, they are a great economical alternative to our mini buses and motor coaches.

Q: Do school buses go out of state?
A: Our school buses can go out of state since we have the proper licensing, but we would recommend that if you are planning a long distance trip to rent our full-size motor coaches. School buses are usually utilized for local service.

Q: Do school buses have an intercom?
A: No, that amenity does not come on our school buses.

Q: Can you rent a school bus for a night event or for a weekend event?
A: Yes, they are available 365 days of the year.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessible school buses?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you have harness buses?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you have seat belt school buses?
A: Yes.

 

Get to Know Our Fleet Divisions

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

At Trinity Transportation, we offer several different types of vehicles based on your transportation needs. Our vehicles are split into three divisions: school bus, sedan, and motor coach. Considering school buses? They are great for school routes, field trips, athletics, weddings, and special events.

Our trolley is super fun and is popular with weddings, special events, and fundraisers! For marching band trips, group vacations, athletics, conventions, weddings, fundraisers, and student/field trips, hop on our motor coach bus.

Are you attending an athletic or corporate event, or need airport or student transportation? Our shuttle is the vehicle for you! Many people use our party bus for weddings, a night out, or special events. Last, but not least, our sedan division is perfect for corporate and airport needs, special events and student transportation!

To help you pick the right vehicle when booking, we’re going to give you a breakdown of each division, including a few highlights of each vehicle. One plus across the board: all of our vehicles have GPS tracking!

School Bus Division

Our school bus division includes school buses (regular and mini) and our trolley. We have over 350 school bus routes and transport over 10,000 students daily!

Motor Coach Division

Our motor coach division includes our motor coach buses, mini coaches, executive mini coaches, and our party bus.

Sedan Division

Our sedan division is comprised of our full-sized van and transit shuttles along with our Prius sedans and minivans.  Our sedan division specializes in student and senior citizen transportation, serving our community for over 36 years!

We have vehicles in all departments, ready for your every transportation need. For more information on our vehicles, visit trinitytransportation.com/ourfleet or call us at 734-284-9229!

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!

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!

Back to School Safety

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The school year has started, which means children and school buses are on the road every morning and afternoon…so it’s time to talk about back to school safety! School buses are one of the safest transportation vehicles, but there are hazards to be aware of when kids are getting on and off of the bus, and while walking to the bus stop.

If you are driving:

  • Do not double park – it blocks the field of vision for children and other vehicles
  • Don’t pick up or drop off children across the street from their school
  • Carpool if you can to decrease the number of automobiles at the school
  • Don’t block the crosswalk! This could put pedestrians in the path of moving vehicles
  • Never go around a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians
  • Use extra caution when driving in school zones, in residential areas, and by playgrounds/parks – children may be nearby
  • Take an extra look when backing out – children could be walking or bicycling by
  • Be aware of school bus signals. Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is coming to a stop to drop off or pick up children. All vehicles must slow down and come to a stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign mean the bus is stopped and the children are getting onto the bus or off of it. Drivers must also stop and remain at least ten feet away, not starting up again until the bus’s red flashing lights are off, the stop sign has been returned, and the bus starts moving
  • If there is a bicyclist driving on the side of the road, pass slowly and remain at least three feet away from the bicyclist
  • If a bicyclist is approaching while you are turning right, brake and let them go through first – and always use your turn signal
  • Keep an eye out for bicyclists riding/turning in front of you without looking or signaling

If you are a pedestrian:

  • Be early – aim to be at your bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus
  • Stand a safe distance away from the street (six or more feet) while waiting and when the bus arrives
  • Do not move towards the bus until the bus driver opens the door and signals to proceed onto the bus
  • Be visible at all times! If you must cross the street in front of the bus, walk up the street 10 feet or so before crossing, and make sure the bus driver sees you. Never walk behind the bus.
  • If you drop something by the bus, inform your bus driver. Do not try to pick it up as you may not be in your driver’s line of sight

Safety is extremely important. If we all take the necessary precautions, it will be a safe school year for everyone! Happy back to school!

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!

Trinity Transportation Prepares for 2017-2018 School Year

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

It’s back-to-school season, which means it’s time for Trinity Transportation’s annual Back to School meeting! Every year, Trinity hosts a meeting before the school year starts to review safety, protocol, and procedures with our school bus drivers and aides.

“Each year, Trinity brings together all school bus division employees from our 10 locations to have a combined back-to-school meeting in preparation of the new school year,” stated Regional Operations Manager, Dave Holls. “This meeting allows all of our employees to receive combined training, learn about changes to employee benefits and company improvements, and allow us time to acknowledge and celebrate our accomplishments and success.

Regional Operations Manager, Dave Holls, speaking to Trinity employees

“This year we had over 500 employees in attendance for our meeting – the most ever!  As Trinity continues to grow, and is now part of the National Express family of companies, we continue to be able to offer new and exciting benefits and tools for our employees.  Our back to school meeting allows us to review all of these new improvements and prepare our staff for the goals and objectives of the new school year.”

Kicking off the meeting was Trinity Transportation President, Jerry Sheppard, who gave a welcoming speech to the crowd. He addressed how successful Trinity has been, how fast we are growing, and the resources we’ll acquire upon finishing the merge with National Express.

The day continued with two National Express executives and several Trinity Transportation executives and managers speaking on important policies, safety, branding, customer service, employee appreciation, and marketing.

From Chief Operating Officer, Austin Arksey: “Our Back to School meeting this year was a great success with our biggest turnout to date. There was a lot of excitement amongst our school bus drivers and aides for the new school year! Between the merge with National Express and the growing of Trinity Transportation, we’re ready to utilize every resource to make this year one of the best.”

At the end of the day, employees had the chance to play “Spin the Wheel”, where over $600 in Visa gift cards were given away! Three employees had golden tickets under their chairs, which won them each an Apple Watch!

The Back to School meeting was an ultimate success – a day filled with important information that also brought Trinity employees together. To see more pictures, check out our Facebook page!

If you’re interested in working at Trinity Transportation, please apply here!

Trinity Partners with Lakeview Public Schools for Their Annual Back to School Drive

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

It’s August, which means it’s back-to-school time! With summer coming to a close, it is the time to buy new supplies and to get in the spirit of learning.

In preparation of the school year, Trinity Transportation is proud to partner with Lakeview Public Schools to “Stuff the Bus”! We have been a part of this event for over five years, providing one of our school buses to be filled with donated school supplies. Donations of new backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, glue sticks, folders, rulers, etc., will be accepted from August 14th – 25th at 27575 Harper (Wheat Educational Campus). These items will be given to children at Lakeview Public Schools to assist with needed school supplies for the year.

For further information, please contact Lakeview Public Schools at (586) 445-4000, ext. 2501. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

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