EverDriven Takes Lead in Alternative Student Transportation Industry with First-Ever Safe Driving Education Program to Amplify Driver Safety Practices

Award-winning training program, School Bus Safety Company, creates comprehensive safety course exclusively for EverSafe drivers set to launch this fall

Denver, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EverDriven Technologies, the leader in technology-enabled alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide, is launching the first-of-its-kind safe driving course designed specifically for drivers in alternative student transportation. The exclusive course for EverSafe drivers is provided by School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) and is based on SBSC’s award-winning training program for school bus drivers.

The need for safe, alternative transportation options is surging. About 20 million children — more than half of all pre-high school students in the United States — have to travel over two miles to school, and more than half of children ride to school in a private vehicle.

EverDriven has seen unprecedented growth in both district and student demand for its alternative transportation services in the past two years, with over 61% growth in the number of districts served and over 153% growth in students served, since 2021. Even after these last few weeks, we have already seen an increased demand in our services for the 23/24 school year. EverDriven is investing in the industry’s first alternative transportation safe driving course to ensure that students and families get the safest alternative transportation services they need and deserve.

“At EverDriven, safety has always been our #1 priority and the EverDriven Safety Commitment is recognized as the gold standard in alternative transportation solutions,” said Morgan Judge, Director of Compliance, Regulation, and Policy at EverDriven. “We are proud to once again lead the industry with a custom-built learning course that captures best driving practices for alternative transportation and supports our highly vetted EverSafe drivers in meeting EverDriven’s unwavering commitment to safety and to protecting the students we serve.”

During the 2022 school year, EverSafe drivers safely made over 1,900,000 trips with about 22,000 students that added up to over 29,500,000 total miles across 27 states. The new safe driving course is designed to enhance and reinforce EverDriven’s exceptional safety record and will roll out later this fall.

SBSC’s video programs and study guides created specifically for EverDriven will cover best practices for safe alternative transportation and for understanding students with unique transportation needs, which includes students with disabilities, students experiencing housing insecurities and foster youth. The online course will take approximately four hours to complete and will launch in late fall.

“The comprehensive safe driving course that SBSC has created for EverDriven represents an important step forward in elevating safety standards across the field of alternative student transportation,” said Jeffrey Cassell, President at School Bus Safety Company. “With our expert programs, EverSafe drivers will learn field-tested best practices, the 14 driving behaviors that lead to accidents and how to mitigate such behaviors, as well as how to better understand the needs of students with disabilities.” 

Alternative transportation, defined as transportation between one and five students in small-capacity vehicles, offers school districts a safe, cost-effective solution to provide crucial transportation services to students, including those with unique needs. This includes students with disabilities, students experiencing housing insecurity, students in foster care, and students who attend a school that is out of their district or in a hard-to-reach location.

About EverDriven

EverDriven is the leader in alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide. With over 500 active school district contracts and over 22,000 students last year alone, EverDriven has established itself as the nationwide safety and technology service enablement leader in alternative student transportation. Leveraging its proprietary Smart Routing Technology and custom-tailored services, the company has been a driving force in alleviating driver shortages, accommodating varying bell times, and serving unique student needs related to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, special needs, ESSA, hard-to-serve trips, and out-of-district placements. For more information, visit everdriven.com.

About School Bus Safety Company

For over 20 years, the experts at School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) have been designing award-winning school bus driver training programs with a single purpose - Making Kids Safer™. This breakthrough series of school bus safety video programs and study guides are designed by our team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology, instructional design and media production. For more information, visit schoolbussafetyco.com.


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