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From the Driver's Seat to Manager: Becky Smith

Posted by Chad Cushman

We are back with former driver Becky Smith, a driver with Indian Trails for over 15 years, to find out why she loved her job as a bus driver and why she equally loves her new position as safety and driver education manager at Indian Trails! See our blog From the Driver's Seat: Becky Smith, to learn about her bus driving experience.

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Topics: bus industry, Indian Trails

From the Driver's Seat to Manager: Richard Steward

Posted by Chad Cushman

Richard Steward started working for Indian Trails in August 2015 at their Kalamazoo garage location. A chef in a previous life, he was looking for a career that got him out of the kitchen and had a more traditional work schedule. While a bus driver’s schedule is not always the same at first, with seniority comes the ability to choose specific routes and schedules. This is how Richard ended up driving on the Western Michigan University campus toward the end of his career as a bus driver, with a set Monday-Friday schedule and more holidays off.

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Topics: bus industry, Indian Trails

4 Great One-Day Christmas Shopping Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

The holidays mean family, friends, fun, and of course, gift giving. There’s no better time than now to get organized and plan a shopping trip for your group to one of Michigan’s outstanding shopping destinations. You’ll enjoy having many store choices, great eateries and great deals throughout November and December. Here is a look at four of the state’s top holiday shopping venues to consider for your group’s trip.

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Topics: bus tour, Indian Trails, Pure Michigan, Michigan Travel Ideas

Chicago Group Trips: Top Theater Shows

Posted by Chad Cushman

Chicago is a city of many artistic attributes and among the most beloved are the theaters. Shows range from contemporary hits like “Hamilton” to classics like “Hello Dolly,” “A Christmas Carol” and the opera “La bohème,” each produced in theaters with their own interesting histories. Your group will be enchanted by the entertainment and the venues. Here’s a list of some theatrical options upcoming around Chicagoland.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Chicago, Indian Trails

Long Distance Driving: Take this Quiz to Find Out if It’s Right for You

Posted by Chad Cushman

 

For many truckers and motorcoach operators, long-distance driving is much more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Being a long-distance driver takes a certain set of skills and aptitudes, but it also takes a particular mindset — the right blend of experience, knowledge, awareness, and disposition. 

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, Indian Trails, recruitment

Top Shopping Destinations by Charter Bus: Chicago

Posted by Chad Cushman

It’s no secret: Chicago is a world-class shopping destination — home to more than 30,000 high-end retailers, specialty boutiques, couture houses, international brands, chain stores, and outlets — and it’s just a few hours from mid-Michigan by motorcoach. If your heart is beating just a little bit faster right now, maybe it’s time to ask yourself: Who needs New York when you can shop Chicago?

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Topics: Chicago, Indian Trails, Charter Bus Prices

How to Become a Charter Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a charter bus driving job? Have you ever pictured yourself skillfully (and cheerfully) maneuvering a 45-foot, 15-ton behemoth filled with high school students in the middle of the night?

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, Indian Trails

Charter Bus Safety: Five Essential Things to Know

Posted by Chad Cushman

 

Ask anyone what matters most when choosing a charter bus company for group transportation and—hands down—they will tell you “bus safety.” But how can a travel planner know for sure that passengers will be safe?

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Topics: charter bus safety, charter bus amenities, Indian Trails, summer bus trips, bus trips

Six Tips for Team Building at Cedar Point 

Posted by Chad Cushman

Cedar Point is a place that holds happy memories for many grownup kids in Michigan who spent hot summer days twirling and swirling and riding the rails. That’s why it’s such an excellent venue for a team building trip for your employees, your sports team, or any other group of people who need to work closely together. To make the most of it and ensure an enjoyable and productive time is had by all, here are six tips for your team building trip to Cedar Point:

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Topics: corporate team building, Indian Trails, team bonding, Cedar Point, Cedar Point Bus Trips

Ideas for Your Group Charter: Michigan’s Summer Festivals

Posted by Chad Cushman

If you’re looking for group bus trip ideas this summer, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: planning, festivals, Indian Trails, summer bus trips, bus trips, Michigan events, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

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