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There are a lot of things to carefully plan out when you're considering a family vacation. What to do, where to eat, where to stop--and, most importantly, how to get there and back again. Luckily, the experts at our Boise Shuttle Service have suggestions for the first three and one great answer for that last one, so all you have to worry about is making great memories.

Idaho Salmon River Rafting: Safety Tips

Rafting Salmon River Idaho

Safety should be a top priority no matter what you do, but when it comes to adventures with Mother Nature, you have to be extra careful. Idaho Salmon River Rafting is no exception--in fact, it might be the perfect example to illustrate the rule! Whitewater rafting is exciting and enjoyable, but because it is an extreme outdoor sport, being safe with Mother Nature is more important than ever.

Outfitters Spotlight: Aggipah River Trips

Shuttle for Salmon River Idaho Rafting

There are two things you want to research before you go on a whitewater rafting trip: you want to know the river you're rafting--the history, the location, the local wildlife--and you also want to know the outfitter who is taking you on your trip. The folks on our Shuttles for Idaho Salmon River Rafting have taken the time to gather some information about outfitters, and today, the spotlight is on Aggipah River Trips.

Lessons from a Corporate Bus: Travel Tipping

Corporate Bus

We know that etiquette is a complicated thing, often like its language--and that's just in your home town! As you travel, you'll find that the language of etiquette has many different dialects, and this is never more true than when it comes to tipping. You'll probably run into countless opportunities to leave a tip during your travels, and luckily, our Corporate Bus experts have seen a lot on their travels and know a thing or two about this unique "dialect" of etiquette.

Boise Shuttle Service: Etiquette Tips

Boise Shuttle Service

In today's world, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the etiquette rules that we wordlessly demand from one another. Etiquette doesn't come with a word-for-word handbook, it isn't taught in school, and it changes depending on the location, the culture, the situation, and sometimes even the day. We all know how important these unspoken social rules are for smooth and efficient interaction; however, etiquette is like an ever-changing second language, and becoming fluent isn't as easy as all of those childhood where-are-your-manners lectures would have you believe.

Event Transportation: Why You Need a Charter Bus

Charter Bus for event travel

Even at the best of times, transportation can be a challenge. Getting from Point A to Point B is rarely as enjoyable and carefree as a classic road-trip movie--especially when you have to stop at Points C, D, and E along the way. Essentially, travel is just one more thing that the movies have romanticized. In today's world, we have so many options and variables at our disposal which, if chosen carefully, can help make even the most complicated logistical nightmare seem like a scene right out of a road-trip movie. Event transportation is no exception.

Suzanne Bolin: as the Driver of the Week

Suzanne Bolin

When the mother of a school student that had some challenges, especially when it came to strangers, noticed who was driving the bus going past their home, everything changed.

That mom had been transporting her daughter to and from school. Her daughter liked people, but not strange people, making it a little technical to ride a school bus. But now, the mother felt there wouldn’t be any problem.

CTC driver Suzanne Bolin had been that girl’s preschool teacher. 

Becky Hardin: CTC's Driver of the Week

ctc driver of the week

When Becky Hardin drove past Caldwell Transportation Company every day on the way to her job at a large grocery store chain, she always saw the “Now Hiring” banner.

Working too many long hours at her current job, Becky felt she spent too much time away from her kids, One day, after driving past CTC, she thought, “Why not?” That was eleven years ago.

A.J. Nestor: CTC's Driver of the Week

driver of the week

When A.J. Nestor’s former brother-in-law convinced her to apply at the bus company where he worked, she did so, but she also applied at Caldwell Transportation.

Caldwell Transportation called back first.

Being between jobs, A.J. didn’t plan to drive a bus for long. In her mind, she was there temporarily. That was back in the nineties. We’ve been lucky enough to have kept A.J. around for a good while.

“Bus driving is just second nature now,” says A.J., “the more you go, the easier it gets.”

Rules of the Road

Boise Shuttle Service

It is difficult to truly define the "Rules of the Road." Of course, there are the basic rules that we all know (well, most of us), the same ones that we studied so diligently when trying to get our license for the first time. Don't run red lights. Stop at the stop signs. Obey the speed limit. We've known these rules since we were little kids, driving toy cars instead of real ones. However, there is another layer to the Rules of the Road, one that is not written in any manual or included in any DMV test.

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