SAFETY IS WHAT DRIVES US
At Suburban School Transportation, safety is at the center of everything we do. From extensive driver screening and meticulous record keeping to state-of-the-art tracking and monitoring technology and on-site preventative vehicle maintenance, we place the safety of our special needs students above all else.
DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS
Suburban drivers are fully vetted before transporting students. Our drivers are required to meet stringent regulatory and company requirements as follows:
State Regulations & Mandatory Compliance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Driver Record Check (Quarterly BMV Reports)
  • Satisfactory Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Background Checks (completed on premises)
  • T-8V physical
  • Satisfactory Drug Screen
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Performance Evaluation and Reviews
Additional Suburban Mandatory Compliance
  • New Hire Mandatory Two Hour Orientation Training
  • Pre-Service Training Certificates of Completion
  • Submit Evidence of Training to Regional Pre-Service Instructor
  • Annual 4 Hour In-Service Training
  • CPR Certified
  • First Aid Training
  • Restraint Training
  • Vehicle Lift Training
  • Safe Student Loading and Unloading Training
  • Emergency Procedure Training
  • Persons With Disabilities Training
  • Infection Control Procedures Training
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & RECORDKEEPING
The spedific rules and regulations governing school transportation for special needs children are very complex. Are you sure the company providing this service to your students is in full compliance - and has the records to prove it? At Suburban School Transportation, we know the laws, we comply with the laws, and the proof is in our recordkeeping.

We not only meet state and local regulations, we go over and above these standards. We demand more from our drivers through such specialized instruction as emergency response, CPR, and sensitivity training, because special needs students require specialized attention.
ODE SAFE ACCOUNT
We make it easy for school districts to access and register our drivers through the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) web portal. Every Suburban School Transportation driver is Active and can be verified through school district's SAFE accounts, saving time by streamlining compliance recordkeeping.
GPS TRACKING
We track the status of our entire fleet of vehicles from a single screen. We know how long every child is in transit and how many miles have been traveledc. In addition, we can pinpoint the location of mind to parents and administrators.

GPS allows us to optimize our routes, verify driver accuracy and evaluate performance, pinpoint a nearby vehicle if a pickup is needed, and expedite emergency help in the event of an accident.
We have partnered with Contigo, a leadin GPS service provider, to equip our entire fleet with the latest satellite tracking technology.
DRIVER RETENTION
The long-term commitment demonstrated by many Suburban drivers creates consistency, builds trust and enhances the service we provide to our special needs students. Knowing the often subtle warning signs of trouble gives our drivers the ability to diffuse situations before they arise. Students who travel with Suburban drivers are morelikely to arrive at their destination relaxed and ready to succeed!

Here are a number of important safety guidelines for students to follow to help make traveling safe and enjoyable for everyone!

  • Listen for directions or instructions and obey the driver promptly and respectfully.

  • Remain seated in assigned seats and seat belted at all times.

  • Exhibit respect, act responsibly and display good citizenship while on the vehicle.

  • Do not argue or fight!

  • No physical contact between students is allowed at any time.

  • Be abslutely quiet while approaching, while stopped and crossing railroad tracks.

  • Refrain from eating and drinking on the vehicle (except as required for medical reasons).

  • Do not throw or pass objects on, from, or into the vehicle.

  • Keep your head and arms inside the vehicle at all times.

  • Do not open doors while the vehicle is in motion.

  • Place book bags or carry-on items under your seat and remember to take these with you when you arrive at your destination.