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Transportation Safety for Pets

Hi, my name is Julie, and here by my side is my faithful companion Frieda, my therapy dog. I love to travel and have spent a lot of time travelling, but unfortunately, a few years ago, my anxiety increased in a way that made it hard to travel. As a result, I got a therapy dog. Frieda has been a literal lifesaver for me, but I have had to learn how to travel with her. In particular, I have had to learn how to help her have a safe experience on different modes of transportation. This blog is devoted to that concept. Whether you are travelling with a working companion or a pet in a pet carrier, this blog has tips on making that experience safe.


Transportation Safety for Pets

Preparing for Summer Camp: Transportation

by Noelle Frazier

If you are planning a school trip to a summer camp, you will want to make sure that the transportation is all sorted and that there are no problems along the way. Getting a large group of children from the school to the summer camp and then back home can be a big job. Below is a guide which will you to plan the transportation to and from your school camp.

Hire a charter bus

A charter bus is the most cost-effective way of transporting a large number of kids. When you hire a charter bus, you will also be supplied with a fully trained driver. If you are covering a long distance, there may also be a secondary driver who will take over to prevent the first driver from becoming fatigued.

Be clear about what luggage the kids can bring

While charter buses have large storage lockers built into the base of the vehicle, the space available isn't infinite. When packing, many parents may be tempted to include a lot of additional clothing or other items which will take up a lot of space. To avoid a situation in which you cannot fit everybody's belongings onto the bus, you should clearly outline what each child will need in a newsletter. When you send this newsletter out to parents, you should also include a note asking them not to pack anything which isn't listed in the newsletter.

Plan regular breaks

While a grown-up might be able to cope with a super long road journey, it is important to remember that children may not. You should plan regular breaks along your route so the kids can get out and use the bathroom and stretch their legs. 

Make sure you have an adequate number of staff

When the bus is on the road, the driver will be focusing on driving and will not have the ability to deal with any disruption caused by the children on the bus. Disorder, such as loud shouting may distract the driver and lead to dangerous situations. It is therefore essential that you ensure you have an adequate number of staff onboard. You should position staff at different points of the bus so they can keep an eye on the kids around them.

If you would like further advice, you should get in touch with a charter bus company. A staff member will be happy to help you.