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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.

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 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!

I Went to Prom Looking like a Rock Star

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Prom StudentsDepending on who you ask, the most important night of a high school student’s life can vary. Most parents will tell you that their child’s graduation night is the most special event for them. But if you ask their children, they will most likely tell you…prom night!

Usually the first thing on the list for prom is the young lady’s dress or the young man’s tuxedo. But after that, all they can think about is that sweet ride to and from the prom venue!
The search for prom transportation will usually begin with, get ready – limousines. Now this is perfectly acceptable, but let’s be honest, do you really want to settle for “acceptable” on one of the most important nights of your high school life?

If you’re looking to set your group of friends apart from everyone else, then you should consider booking a motor coach bus. Here’s why:

  • Fit all of your friends on board – Most limousines will be able to accommodate 12-20 passengers. When booking a motor coach bus with Trinity Transportation, you can book as small as a 25 passenger mini coach and as big as a 56 passenger full sized motor coach. That way more of your friends can join your prom party and help cover the cost. And considering most of the young ladies will be wearing “larger than life” dresses, you’ll appreciate the extra space versus a narrow limo.Limo Bus
  • Quality equipment guaranteed – Most limousine services only run their vehicles within a certain mile radius. But a lot of motor coach companies take their vehicles all over the country, which means they have to be equipped with high quality parts and must be able to withstand thousands of miles at a time. Now we know your prom is probably no more than 30 minutes away from the pick-up point, but knowing that you’ve booked a vehicle that is heavy duty and with a company that is an expert in repairs or solving break down issues will give you a sense of relief. Also, there’s a bathroom included!
  • Show up like a rock star – While everyone is pulling up into their standard stretch limo, you and your friends can roll up in your motor coach bus (Ok, I guess we can call it a party bus for one night!). A lot of students attending prom don’t just want to have fun at the venue but also on the way there. The party bus will allow students to hook up their own music and have a great a time as soon as they get picked up. Trinity offers a 56 passenger motor coach, our 25-35 mini coaches, and if you feel the need to still get a little bit of that “limo feel” for your prom, we also offer a 28 passenger black limo bus.

Trinity Transportation has a strict “no drinking” policy for underage students and our drivers are trained to enforce this policy by working with parents to ensure their children behave in a safe and responsible manner while traveling to and from the prom venue.

Give us a call today and discuss your prom transportation options with one of our reservations specialists!
877-284-4200

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