Zum is having a school bus driver hiring event in Reading, PA on April 23rd! Join us!
Press Release

Zum, winner of $75M contract with Reading School District, hosts a school bus driver hiring event

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.March 26, 2024 – Zūm, Reading School District’s new transportation partner beginning in the 2024-25 school year, will host a hiring event on Thursday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Reading (701 Penn St., Reading, Pa., 19601). Certified bus drivers and attendants/monitors – as well as those considering a new career who have yet to be certified – are encouraged to attend.

Zum offers higher wages and modern benefits for all drivers and staff, as well as top-of-the-line buses, equipment, and technology to enhance safety and comfort for students and drivers and make drivers’ day-to-day jobs easier and more enjoyable. Advanced training and certification programs include extensive ongoing training in transporting students with diverse needs and disabilities.


“Drivers are at the center of what we do at Zum, and we take pride in putting in place a culture and program that ensures we are the employer of choice,” said Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO at Zum. “Zum has solved bus driver shortages in many of the districts that we serve, which brings peace of mind to families and schools.”

“Zum drivers and staff in Reading will drive brand new buses, work at state-of-the-art bus yards and facilities and receive elevated pay and benefits,” said Mike Bottino, Regional Manager for Zum’s operations in Reading. “Everyone is welcome at Thursday’s hiring event, and we are excited to build a top-notch team.”

Zum is a “Great Places to Work” certified company and encourages all existing drivers as well as new candidates to attend. If you’re interested in driving or know someone interested that cannot attend one of Zum’s hiring events, please apply here.

Zum manages and operates student transportation in MassachusettsMarylandCaliforniaWashingtonTexasIllinois, and Tennessee with significant operations launching this year in NebraskaPennsylvaniaVirginia, and Connecticut. To learn more about how Zum is working with thousands of schools across the nation to deliver safe, reliable and modern student transportation, please visit Zum’s website.

About Zum:
Zum has modernized student transportation, the nation’s largest mass transit system, and developed sustainable ways to charge the grid. Zum’s robust operations and integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern student transportation service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of modern families. Zum provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Always investing in the wellbeing of communities, Zum is also the only carbon neutral student transportation provider in the nation with plans to go Net Zero with its transition to EV electric buses. Zum is available nationwide, serving more than 4,000 schools across the U.S. Learn more at www.ridezum.com.

Jenny Mayfield, Vice President of Communications – press@ridezum.com


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