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Zum to Expand Its Team at Bus Driver Hiring Fair for Reading School District

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.June 17, 2024Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, will host its fourth school bus driver hiring event for Reading School District (RSD) on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Residence Inn (45 Berkshire Ct., Wyomissing, PA 19610).

RSD, which recently entered into a five-year transportation contract with Zum, is hiring 120 school bus drivers and attendants to serve families beginning in the 2024-25 school year. Existing school bus drivers as well as anyone considering a new career are encouraged to attend.

Zum offers higher wages, guaranteed hours and modern benefits for all drivers and staff, as well as top-of-the-line air-conditioned 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.

“We take pride in how much we value drivers at Zum, and we’re excited to expand our team in Reading in preparation for the upcoming school year,” said Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO at Zum. “We hope certified drivers as well as anyone interested in a rewarding new career serving this welcoming school community will attend this event.”

“We are excited to partner with Zum to ensure safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation for our students,” said Dr. Jennifer Murray, Reading School District Superintendent. “Prioritizing the safety of Reading’s students during their commutes is our top priority, and an important first step is hiring a team of experienced, local drivers.”

Zum is known for alleviating school bus driver shortages in the markets it serves and is a “Great Places to Work” certified company. Additionally, Zum is the first and only 100% carbon neutral student transportation company in the U.S. Through its Net Zero Initiative, the company is leading in electric school bus conversion.

Anyone interested in driving or who knows someone interested that cannot attend one of Zum’s hiring events can apply here.

Zum manages and operates student transportation in CaliforniaColoradoConnecticutIllinoisMarylandMassachusettsMissouriNebraskaPennsylvaniaTennesseeTexasWashingtonUtah, and Virginia, and is expanding rapidly nationwide. 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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