Have you heard this one before? After a long day of teaching the Field Hockey coach has to go outside, get into an unfamiliar Shuttle and drive 18 kids to a High School they’ve never been to before for a match, only to drive back at dusk on those same unfamiliar roads. Does this sound like a recipe for disaster?.
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School Athletic Team Transportation
Have you heard this one before? After a long day of teaching the Field Hockey coach has to go outside, get into an unfamiliar Shuttle and drive 18 kids to a High School they’ve never been to before for a match, only to drive back at dusk on those same unfamiliar roads. Does this sound like a recipe for disaster?
For more than 200 school districts in Pennsylvania, the answer is yes. Many school districts, however, have also realized that the confines of the big yellow bus aren’t the most comfortable or updated ride for these student-athletes. For them, the solution was simple.
Licensed Corporate Transportation companies, who receive extensive driver safety training and drive current model Sprinters and Mini Buses with state of the art technology, have become the choice of many school districts who are looking for something more.
So let’s review the main reasons why school districts in Pennsylvania are choosing a more reliable, comfort-driven solution for their student-athletes.
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Why 200 School Districts in PA Outsource Athletic Team Transportation
With child safety a core requirement of any school district, let’s review the 5 primary reasons why school districts are outsourcing athletic teams transportation to Corporate Transportation companies.
The luxury of working with a Corporate Transportation company is the level of training they must go through. In addition to carrying CDL classifications along with the P and S endorsements, they go through advanced state-mandated training as part of their requirements for being a full-time chauffeur. Plus, most of these drivers are working this PM shift so have not been working since 6am driving a local bus route.
2. Safety (Yes, Safety Again)
How skilled are your coaches when it comes to driving? Our guess is that is not the reason you hired them. By working with a Corporate Transportation partner, you get a trained and skilled driver whose only focus is on driving, not worrying about which player is going to start or any other game strategy.
Ok, ok, we know that all of the students ride in a big yellow school bus on a daily basis. We get it. However, after a long day of classes, imagine having your student-athletes ride in a Corporate Shuttle or Mini Bus, with data ports at every seat and TVs for watching game tape. With a Corporate Transportation solution, comfort is automatic and doesn’t cost any more.
Amazingly enough, the luxury of a Corporate Transportation solution doesn’t come at a higher price. The ability of a Corporate Transportation company to leverage their existing reach with other clients makes these transfers more cost-efficient in many cases for them.
One common challenge that Corporate Transportation has to overcome are runs that go long. Business meetings run late, flights get delayed. This is a common feature of athletic events which can often run shorter or longer than anticipated. With a dedicated vehicle waiting with the kids, the length of a run is never an issue for them.
5 Reasons Why 200 School Districts in PA Outsource Athletic Team Transportation
Safety. Certainly as good as reason as any to consider outsourcing your athletic team’s transportation with a Corporate Transportation company.
However, when factoring in price, convenience and the comfort of those same student-athletes, moving to a more custom solution that a Corporate Transportation partner can bring seems like an easy decision.
As more schools and school districts continue to outsource transportation, athletic teams, and their transportation is the final component of completing that process. The benefits have made this an easy transition.
So before you commit to extending that lease on your service vans or “tucking” those rides into your big yellow bus contract, consider something different and take advantage of a local Corporate Transportation solution. Your student-athletes deserve that.