As the nation’s leading alternative student transportation provider, safety is our #1 priority. Our EverDriven Safety Commitment is the gold standard when vetting qualified subcontracted EverSafe Drivers.
We require all EverSafe Drivers and their vehicles to meet our SafeRide Standard and become SafeRide Certified. Additionally, all trips we service adhere to federal, state, local, and district transportation requirements to ensure vulnerable students safely get to and from school.
Finally, we leverage our proprietary Smart Routing Technology and custom-tailored services to alleviate driver shortages, accommodate varying bell times, and serve the unique needs of McKinney-Vento, special needs, ESSA, hard-to-serve trips, and out-of-district students.
We work hard to make sure each vehicle meets the unique needs of each student. Our EverSafe Drivers drive SUVs, wheelchair-accessible vans, minivans, and sedans compliant with federal, state, and local student transportation regulations.
EverDriven is the only alternative transportation company that requires all vehicles to pass a 50+ Point Inspection conducted by our own team AND an annual 3rd party inspection. Our 50+ Point Inspection includes an assessment of a vehicle’s interior/exterior condition and safety equipment.
In addition to the above, all vehicles must:
- Meet seating requirements based on vehicle type
- Have proof of registration
- Be equipped with proper safety equipment
In order to meet the SafeRide Standard, EverSafe Drivers must satisfy up to 18 screening requirements before becoming SafeRide Certified and eligible to drive a single student. This includes:
- Federal, state, and local background checks
- Enrollment in a drug and alcohol consortium for pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and random testing
- County, State, and National Criminal Record Check
- Sex Offender Registration Check
- Proof of Insurance
- Complete PASS Training
Once SafeRide Certified, EverSafe Drivers are ready to hit the road with the support of our local field operations and routing teams and our state-of-the-art Driver App. Combining the human element with innovative technology helps EverSafe Drivers safely and efficiently serve trips.
We believe in providing parents with complete transparency about their students’ transportation. Our EverDriven VIP App lets parents, guardians, and family members track their students during transportation, receive notifications when their students have been picked up and dropped off, as well as receive alerts in case of a driver change. Cancellation of upcoming trips can also be done right in the VIP app — no need to make a phone call. Click here to learn more about the VIP app.
Additionally, our local Field Operations teams work directly with parents/guardians to ensure constant communication and support. Before a student’s very first trip, a member from our Field Operations team will facilitate an introduction with parents/guardians in their area to discuss our services, driver and vehicle information, and specific details about their students’ needs.
Throughout the pandemic, our unique service model allowed us to implement a wide range of health and safety regulations that vary from state to state and, in some cases, district to district. Because EverDriven takes a customized approach to meet the needs of our district partners, our teams have been able to meet each of these requirements on a case-by-case basis.