NOLA Transportation Services INC. is committed to creating a commute that is safe. The safety and security of the students we transport is our core value. All employees of NOLA are committed to providing the highest level of safety in all our operational activities. We place special emphasis on driver safety training, driver and monitor sensitivity training, accidents and emergency procedures as well as critical situations and vehicle maintenance. All of our drivers and monitors are screened with criminal background checks and Motor Vehicle Reports. NOLA requires employee participation in all safety trainings in such topics as state and federal regulations, ADA compliance, established driving and road hazard policy safety principles, 15-Passenger Van Safety, mechanical components and vehicle inspection check-list, customer service, CPR AED First Aid certification and other safety-related policies. Safety training is ongoing. In-service training and safety bulletins are an integral part of the safety program and keep our drivers up to date on regulations and pertinent issues. A complete safety performance and operating manual is also provided and employees are tested to make sure they understand all safety procedures.
Each driver receives a comprehensive employee handbook which provides a framework for job performance and standards of conduct that are necessary for continued employment.
NOLA Transportation drivers and monitors receives training and instruction regarding Louisiana’s and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
NOLA Transportation has a drug-and-alcohol-free workplace policy.
NOLA Transportation maintains a zero tolerance policy for abuse, falsification of documents and drug and alcohol usage. Our number one goal, first and foremost, is always to provide the safest transportation possible for the children who ride our vans. Each and every individual in our company strive to bring great service to the children we service so we harmonize together in a single tune of safety, above all else.
Not only do we provide extensive safety training for drivers and employees, we teach our students to avoid the dangers that waiting for, getting on, and leaving the bus can sometimes present. Our student-management training is designed to create an environment where distractions for the driver are minimized, and students do not harass each other during their trip.
NOLA is staffed by a full-time Risk Manager, Safety Director and Trainer, ASE Certified Mechanic and Mechanic Assistant. They are responsible for the ongoing safety programs which protect our clients.
At NOLA, our number one priority is the safety of the students we transport; we work tirelessly to ensure the peace of mind of those who have entrusted their children to us. Safety, above all, is the cornerstone on which we build everything; we are dedicated to ensuring children arrive to school safely and on-time so they can make the most of their school day…every day.