SchoolWheels Direct To debut transportation service

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SchoolWheels Direct is expanding its transportation services to Charleston. PROVIDED

SchoolWheels Direct, a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc. (STI), announced that it will debut its new, innovative service in the Charleston area to provide “Direct To Parent” transportation service to charter and private schools.

Residents in the area might recognize STI and SchoolWheels Direct as the transportation provider for major events in the Charleston area like the Family Circle Cup, the PGA's Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, Denny Hamlin and Mark Bryan's Pro Am Jam, and the BMW Charity Pro Am Classic in Greenville, S.C. The company has had a marketing, sales and technology office in the area for the past three years. SchoolWheels Direct's parent company, STI, provides transportation for more than one million students throughout the United States and Canada. Now, it looks to bring its vehicles and services to the area full time.

Families with students enrolled at schools serviced by SchoolWheels Direct will now be able to sign up for the type of bus service they would like, choose a route, make payments and manage their account on the provider's website, www.schoolwheels.com. The fleet of vehicles servicing the area will consist of brand new school buses that feature air conditioning, on-board GPS, camera systems for safety and security, and other products and services. Parents of students riding on these vehicles can purchase the company's revolutionary app, SafeStop, which allows them to securely track the status of their child's bus along its route to and from school every day.

Robert Scholer, director of Sales for SchoolWheels Direct, who is leading the Charleston launch said, “When parent groups in the area reached out and spoke to us, it became clear that they were looking for the safest vehicles and an easy system to sign up and pay. So our mission for this coming year is to provide the Greater Charleston area with state-of-the-art vehicles and give more parents the safety and customer service they deserve. That's what we provide.”

SchoolWheels Direct is working with various schools and organizations and plans to announce multiple agreements for new service in the upcoming weeks. The company will be offering bus service for any area public or private schools or organizations that need transportation for field and athletic trips or special events.

Those interested in transportation or charter services for their school or organization are invited to contact Robert Scholer via email at rscholer@schoolwheels.com or at 855-884-2720 ext. 209.

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