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Keeping Entertained On Your Charter Bus Trips

Having the best charter bus team in Edmonton helps, but we understand that sometimes it can be a little quiet during your ride if you don’t come prepared with books, work, or your favourite electronics.

From experience, we know that playing some games, and interacting with your travel mates, will get the time flying. So, Alberta North Transport has put together a list of some of the best onboard bus games to keep you entertained during those long trips.

 

Traditional Games

 

Charades

Almost everybody loves a game of charades, and even those who don’t want to participate will have a blast watching.

Once everyone is seated, play rock-paper-scissors to determine who will go first and have the actor draw a card. Don’t have the actual game with you? That’s ok, designate someone each round to pick something to act out. Try keeping it within a category like movie or song titles to ensure fairness each round.

Limited space and having to keep your balance add a fun new dynamic.

 

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is usually a drinking game, and if you keep it a drinking game Alberta North Transport will provide letters of authorization for groups to obtain a liquor license to drink on the best. That’s right, you can play drinking games on your privately chartered bus!

Go around the group and give each player a chance to make a statement starting with “Never Have I Ever…”. If you have ever, you must take a drink.

If you do not want to drink, or there are minors with you, instead play with some juice, water or soda. In this non-alcoholic version, the first player to need to use the onboard restroom loses.

Some examples of statements to make would be things like:

  • Never have I ever put my gum under a table
  • Never have I ever tasted animal food
  • Never have I ever watched Spongebob Squarepants
  • Never have I ever scared myself in a mirror

 

Who Am I

For Who Am I, each participant will have a card on his or her forehead, or back with the name of a celebrity on it. Players will ask questions in order to try and guess who they are.

If you don’t have the actual game with you, that’s ok. Take a pen and paper (or even better some post-it notes) and have each player write down a celebrity. This usually works best if you decide on a theme like movie stars, cartoon characters, politicians etc.

Put the names in a hat, and have everyone draw. Now the fun really begins. Players have a limited amount of time to ask 20 ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions in order to try and guess their identity.

Some examples of questions to ask would be things like:

  • Am I an entertainer?
  • Am I Alive?
  • Am I a male/female?
  • Am I young/old?
  • Am I animated?

 

Window Scavenger Hunt

This modified bus-window scavenger hunt will usually require a little pre-trip planning. The best way we have seen it done is for the organizer to print out a list of items that can be found outside during your bus ride, and provide each player with the list.

The first person to find all the items wins. Pretty simple, right? Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no. We have seen some pretty tricky items.

Some examples of items to find could be things like:

  • A license plate from another province or territory
  • Animals (bears, deer, skunks, moose etc.).
  • Flowers
  • Crops
  • Particular brands or models of cars
  • Particular brands of restaurants, hotels, or gas stations etc.

 

Bingo

Bingo usually works best on a charter bus if it is magnetic bingo, or if the sheets are printed and players simply use pens/pencils. We have seen a few people get bingo dabber paint on their clothes or loose bingo pieces. We recommend avoiding both of these options.

Just like any regular game of bingo a caller picks numbered and lettered balls (this works just fine without balls – use paper, cards, whatever works for you) and announces them. The first person to complete the bingo pattern wins.

 

Electronic Games And APPS

 

We understand that you may not always be traveling with a group of people you know, or who are able and willing to play games. Orrrrr…..everyone forgot to bring the required materials. So, in this tech-driven world, we wanted to provide you with a list of the top apps that you should be traveling with.

 

Heads Up!

Most of you have probably heard of or watched the Ellen DeGeneres show. Well, Heads Up! Is the game that Ellen plays on her show, and now you can play it too.

This game is especially fun because it is still a multi-player game. Available on both Android and iPhone Heads Up is very similar to Who Am I.

Ranging from singing, to accents, to celebrities, players have to guess the word on the card based on other players clues, and all before the timer runs out.

 

Mad Libs

Mad Libs is an absolute classic and must have for any road trip. Gone are the days when you have to buy a Mad Libs pad from the bookstore, now you can carry it on your phone everywhere you go.

This amazing app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides an unlimited selection of hilarious choices to choose from. You can even download themed Mad Libs apps like Scooby-Doo or Angry Birds.

 

Road Trip: Family Fun

This family-friendly app is packed with games, scavenger hunts, riddles and more.

The Road Trip Scavenger Hunt provides options for generic scavenger hunts, or for specific areas and cities. Just like any scavenger hunt, check off the items you see.

 

Karaoke Anywhere

The Karaoke Anywhere app is the world’s first and only full featured iPhone karaoke app and has a streaming library of over 10,000 songs! Sing your heart out, but watch out for those data roaming charges!

 

Be Ready And Keep Entertained On Your Next Charter Bus Trip

Well there you have it, the ultimate guide to keeping entertained on your charter bus trips! Long or short, you’ll be ready.

At Alberta North Transport our first priority is keeping you safe and comfortable, from the moment you leave to the moment you arrive at your destination. But, we also want you to have fun!

When you’re ready to book, contact us and we’ll make sure your safe, comfortable, and entertained!

Top 5 Things To Consider Before Booking Your Next Charter Bus

You just found out that you will be in charge of planning transportation for your next team tournament. Or maybe it’s for your next company retreat. Either way, you have never planned group charter bus transportation before and don’t know what to look for. Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Most likely, you are going to be looking for the most comfortable and affordable option, but there are other factors you need to consider. Regardless of whether you are booking a charter bus (sports teams, tours, community groups) or industrial transportation (employees), you need to be considering the same factors to ensure that you get your group where they need to be safely and on time.

So, what are you missing? Here are the top 5 things to consider before booking your group transportation:

 

Vehicle Condition – Age, Repairs & Refurbishments

Every day, people rely on their vehicles to get them where they need to be. When safety or reliability becomes an issue, people usually repair or replace their vehicle to ensure that they have the most reliable mode of daily transportation possible.

Any reputable charter bus company will also see the value in regularly replacing, refurbishing or repairing their fleet of buses. Safety should be every transportation company’s number 1 priority, and a vehicles condition is a huge safety factor.

When searching for an Edmonton charter bus rental, watch for aged, broken or worn out equipment. These types of issues will most likely be very obvious and show signs of poor maintenance, training, and safety.

Alberta North Transport takes being number 1 in Edmonton Bus Rentals very seriously and is constantly working to ensure that we have a zero breakdown rate. All of our buses are continually upgraded and maintained to the highest standard.

 

Preventative Maintenance Programs

In order to maintain a high standard of operation, resulting in reliability and punctuality, a transportation company should be actively implementing a preventative maintenance program. Preventative maintenance minimizes the risk of equipment failure and keeps everyone safe and on time.

Ensure that the bus charter company you choose is performing regular preventative maintenance like oil changes, vehicle inspections, brake checks, and regular maintenance to replace any worn out parts. A regular maintenance program will help to eradicate surprises down the road.

Just like a trip to the doctor for a check-up, preventative maintenance programs are a valuable routine to ensure that buses and equipment are in good, safe working order. If there do happen to be any issues, they will be caught early, before they cause travelers any inconvenience during a trip.

At Alberta North Transport we believe that spending the money and taking the time to exceed manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules goes a long way in delivering the flawless service we strive for. For example, our fluid changes are always done on time, if not early, any defects are reported and fixed immediately, and all belts and hoses are changed long before recommended.

 

Driver Training

The ultimate goal of Alberta North Transport, like any bus charter company, is to ensure their customers get to their destination safely and on time. In order to do so, not only does the equipment need to be in good working order, but the equipment operator needs to be qualified and properly trained.

It is very important that you ensure that each driver is professionally trained in order to ensure a safe, comfortable experience for every passenger. Every driver or equipment operator should be properly trained, hold the appropriate license, have industry experience, and have a good understanding of all the vehicles in the fleet they drive.

It is the responsibility of the bus rental company to ensure that all drivers take part in regular evaluations and maintain a high standard of customer safety and satisfaction. At Alberta North Transport we offer on-going training to our drivers. Courses range from in-house training on tire-chain applications and removal to third-party training liking defensive driving.

The bottom line is, properly trained drivers are the foundation of safety for all charter bus passengers.

 

Accidents And Records

All bus charter rental companies should keep up-to-date records of any and all accidents, no matter how minor. Despite the fact that accidents are often exactly that, an accident, there should still be a documented record of the event.

Most of us have witnessed or been involved in an unavoidable accident where conditions were out of the driver’s control. But, just because they were not at fault does not mean that it isn’t documented.

No matter how big or small an accident, reputable transportation companies will keep a record of it, and that is something that you want to look for.

Accidents do happen, regardless of the condition of a vehicle or how well trained drivers are, so Alberta North Transport ensures it’s buses are as safe as possible. Our buses are equipped with safety features both from the manufacturer and additional features outfitted by us. Some of these features include upgraded front bumpers, spare tires, heaters that work even if the engine isn’t running, front, back and side doors, multiple emergency exits, tire chains and more.

 

Workers Compensation Board Rating

Just like insurance premiums increase when a driver is more likely to have an accident, WCB premiums increase when a company is more likely to make a Workers Compensation claim.

If a company has a claim history higher than the industry average, their rate increases and they are charged more. When a company has a claim history lower than the industry standard they will be entitled to receive discounts on their coverage.

While you are looking for the best group transportation available, make sure to look for a rental company with a low claim history. Don’t be shy Check the industry average and compare.

 

What Are People Saying About The Company

Checking online reviews, asking a company for referrals, or searching for company ratings are good ways to get an idea of what other people think of a company.

You can rest assured knowing that you aren’t alone. Over 90% of consumers now read online reviews before visiting a business, and nearly as many trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation.

Reliability, professionalism, and expertise are all important traits to search for. At Alberta North Transport we do not take this lightly. Our highly trained professional drivers are here to get you where you need to go safely and on time, and our reviews attest to this time and time again.

 

Know You Are Making The Right Choice For Your Charter Bus Rental

Like anyone, you want to do a good job booking your group transportation and are looking for the best option available. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following the list above you can be sure to make the right choice.

Do your research, ask questions, voice any concerns, and don’t be scared to compare how several companies stack up against each other.

Choosing the shiniest, fanciest looking bus isn’t always the best choice. Equip yourself with information that makes a difference and don’t let getting a charter bus rental be an intimidating process.

At Alberta North Transport we always want to be your first choice, focusing on keeping you safe and comfortable from the moment you leave to the moment you arrive at your destination. So, if you’re ready to book contact us today!

Top 5 Reasons To Book A Bus Charter For Graduation

Every year thousands of Edmonton teens celebrate graduation. With thousands of teens and hundreds of parties taking place across the city, things can get a little crazy. Smart partiers know that renting a bus charter is the ideal way to make sure that everyone makes it to the party, and home, safely and for a great price.

Like with any event, one of the critical factors to the success of your graduation celebrations will be your choice of transportation. How will everyone get where you need to be when you need to be there? There are plenty of options, but more and more event planners, executives, professionals and regular people are turning to bus charters as their transportation of choice.

Here are the top 5 reasons why renting an Edmonton bus charter is the best choice for your graduation:

 

You’ll Be With All Your Friends

This one is easy, if you rent a charter bus you’ll have more fun. Being with your friends is the whole point of having a graduation party – so you can celebrate together. Think of it this way, would you prefer a full bus of all your friends or a limo with only a few of them? The answer is clear-cut – a bus full of all your happy, excited friends is the way to go. A party isn’t a party without your friends, and the ride is a big part of your grad night. Keep your friends together with a stress-free charter rental.

 

You Will Save Money

While many of your friends may be dishing out big bucks to take a limo, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank with all the money you save renting a bus from Alberta North Transport.

Think of all the things you can do with your savings. You could buy the perfect pair of shoes to compliment your grad outfit. Or upgrade from a tux rental to a tux purchase. Maybe you’ll hear your parents voice in the back of your head and put it into a university fund.

Sure, renting a limousine is a cool idea, but you are limited to 8 people and it costs a small fortune. You want to party with all of your friends, all night, right? If the answer is yes than an Edmonton bus rental is the way to go.

 

You Know It’s Reliable

Making sure you are on time is huge! Your coach bus will be selected and prepared exclusively for your group. You’ll be on the same bus the entire night, so there is never any worry of leaving anything behind or missing your ride. Your driver will know in advance where you are going, and how to get there, with real-time access to information regarding traffic delays and alternate routes.

 

There is no need to have your grad night suffer from everyone trying to be fashionably late so they aren’t there alone, cause you will all be arriving together. If everyone takes a bus rental together you’ll all arrive at the same time and the party can start immediately.

 

You’re Doing The Environment A Favour

Imagine that there are 2 vehicles traveling to your graduation party, which is 32 kilometres away. The first vehicle is a truck carrying two people. The second vehicle is a charter bus carrying 40 people. Let’s assume that the truck averages 14 litres per 100 KM, meaning it would burn approximately 4.5 litres to get to the party. Due to its size and weight, the bus is going to average only 28 litres per 100 KM, meaning it will burn approximately 9.0 litres to get to the game.

 

So, the truck burned around 2.25 litres per person to get to the party. The charter bus burned significantly more fuel than the truck, at 9.0 litres, but carried 40 people. That means that the average fuel burned per person to get to the graduation party by bus was only 0.225 litres! In this example the bus was 20x more efficient than the car, greatly reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per person.

 

You Know You’ll Be Safe

You can stay confident knowing that when you hire a professionally driven charter bus everyone will arrive safe and sound. Our drivers are highly trained professionals who have undergone rigorous training. Your belongings will be safe too. Any personal items you leave on the bus will be safe while you are partying. Furthermore, there is very limited access to a charter bus, so it is almost impossible for unwanted guests to get on-board.

Research consistently shows that traveling by bus is a much safer option than traveling by small passenger vehicle. In the off chance that your charter bus is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the chances of serious injury or death are greatly reduced.

Really, when it comes down to it, there will probably be drinking, and the last thing you want on your grad night is to get tagged with a ticket by the Edmonton Police. Rent a charter bus and avoid tickets, drunk driving and the dangers of passenger vehicles.

 

A Bus Charter Is The Perfect Choice For Your Graduation

Whether you need to get people from the party to their hotels, organize a pre-grad dinner, or get to the ceremony, choosing Alberta North Transport for your Edmonton bus charter is the sound decision.

You have more variety than with a limo. People won’t get lost. You don’t have to worry about over-consumption of alcohol. You and your friends will get to where you want to be when you need to be there.

That’s why so many people are choosing Alberta North Transport for their Edmonton bus rental when it comes to their graduation transportation.

If you are in the greater Edmonton area and are considering a coach bus rental for your graduation party transportation, contact Alberta North Transport today and get the party started off right.

Ensuring A Worry-Free Airport Commute With An Edmonton Bus Charter

Ensuring A Worry-Free Airport Commute With An Edmonton Bus Charter

We all have to hit the Edmonton International Airport from time to time. And an Edmonton bus charter is the way to go.

Getting to the airport and back can be one of those annoying things in life. You don’t want to do it, but you have to if you want to get where you want to go!

Let’s take a brief look at why an Edmonton bus rental is far simpler, safer and more stress-free than any other form of transportation possible. We think it’s a total lock and the most sensible choice.

 

Getting There on Time

Preparing for your departure can be difficult. You have to pack. If you are going on a business trip, you may have to prepare a presentation. Meanwhile, you’re trying to wrap things up at home and at work to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

You don’t need the extra pressure of making sure your car is full of gas, plotting your route, determining any traffic problems, and worrying about the possibility of your car breaking down.

Renting a charter bus ensures you have one less thing to worry about. You’ll always get there via the best route, your driver checks for any traffic jams, and even alert you to a new pickup time if necessary. All you have to do is be ready to fly!

Once you’re on board, you can even nap or get some final work done. Either way, you’ll be at the airport with plenty of time to spare and no hassles. You don’t have to stress about arriving late – ever.

 

Avoiding Parking Fees

 Let’s admit it, airport parking is a nightmare. There are so many strange rules – none of them designed to help you. You can even look up the parking schedule fees and still not be sure you are getting the best deal.

This is because airport parking is one of the main ways that airports make passive income from you. Every hour, every day you are away, they are sucking money from your bank account.

But with an Edmonton bus charter, you don’t have to worry about all the hassles of airport parking. We’ll bring you to the departures entrance, drop you off and then when you come back we’ll pick you up and take you home. You never have to worry about paying ridiculous airport parking fees, fighting with door dings, or losing your car again.

In addition, your car will always be at home. This can help deter burglars. And if a friend, family member, or neighbour needs to borrow your car, it’s not locked away in long-term parking!

 

Getting Back from the Airport

Coming home from the airport can present its own set of challenges. Your vacation is over, and your business trip is done. Either way, you just want to stay as stress-free as humanly possible.

But you may be tired. Lots of people can’t sleep on planes. Or you may want to have a few cocktails on board – just to relax, or to combat a fear of flying.

The problem is, drinking and driving is not a safe choice. Plus, you don’t want to get caught and face Edmonton’s drunk driving laws. Depending on how much you weigh, as few as two drinks could put you over the legal limit.

This is something you shouldn’t have to deal with. Coming home should be a relaxing experience. The last thing you want to do is drag yourself and your luggage onto the shuttle bus, remember where you parked, make sure you have your ticket, and navigate your way home.

So why not charter a bus, have it pick you up at the airport and then bring you right to your door? It’s safe, it’s affordable, and is one less thing to worry about

The driver can meet you at arrivals, take you to the bus, and whisk you home. You can even have him take you straight to the office if you have important business to take care of that can’t wait to be discussed!

 

Knowing the Routes

Depending on the time of day, weather reports, traffic conditions and many other factors, you may need to plot out a different route every time you go to the airport.

You don’t have time for that and you definitely don’t want to have to navigate by the seat of your pants. One mistake could mean you get to the airport late and miss your flight.

With an Edmonton bus charter from Alberta North Transport, you’ll have a driver who knows all the routes. And most importantly, they will take all the random, variable factors and include them when plotting out the best route to take you to the airport.

Your driver will have a plan in hand and make sure you avoid traffic, don’t get backed up by bad roads, take into account weather factors, and have plotted the perfect route for you to get to the airport on time.

This could take you time that you don’t have to plan out on your own – even if you have access to all of the information and tools we use. Leave it to us. We will get it done.

And because our drivers are constantly in contact with us, if something should change on your trip we can alter the route midway and still get you to the airport on time – hassle free.

 

Traveling in a Group 

If you are flying with other people – extended family members or business associates – you need to make sure everyone gets to the airport on time. That’s a lot of work. If just one of you is late, it can throw off your entire trip.

Alberta North Transport gets your group organized. We can head out to each and every person in your entourage, pick him or her up, and bring all of you to the airport together. Or arrange for one single, easy pickup point – like your home or office.

There’s no need to worry about one or more of you getting delayed and putting the whole trip at risk. Just relax and know you are all going to be there. Once again, this is much more stress-free than trying to organize it yourself.

So, if you are thinking about flying out of the Edmonton International Airport, why not contact us today and let us take the stress off for you!

10 Ways to Pass The Time on A Bus Charter

Secrets To Passing The Time And Having Fun On A Bus Charter

Booking an Edmonton bus charter is a great way to get where you want to go safe and sound. It offers you all the benefits of traveling without the hassle and dangers of being on the road yourself.

But long bus rides can be annoying; we’ve all been there, and know that learning how to pass the time can be a life saver. Here at Alberta North Transport, we want to share our secrets with you on how we like to pass the time as passengers when our destination is a long ways away.

While not all of these might be right for you – at least a few will make your long trip easier, and even fun! Let’s take a look.

1 Sleep. This one may seem obvious, but it’s best to get it out there first. When you rent a bus, you can zonk out and get your rest. This will leave you with a ton of energy when you get to where you are going, so you’ll be ready to have fun. Just lean back in a comfortable chair, close your eyes, and wake up at your destination.

2 Have a few drinks! When you are driving, you obviously can’t drink. Otherwise, you’d become subject to Edmonton’s drunk driving laws. But if you’re a mostly adult group going on a long trip we are willing to sign a letter authorizing you to apply for a liquor permit at a local liquor store. If you get a liquor permit you can drink on the bus, keeping in mind that you will have to stop drinking 30 minutes before arriving at your destination and you can only drink inside Alberta. That being said you are welcome to open up a couple beers and sip them while watching the sites go by. Or fill a thermos with a hot toddy and relax.

3 Read a book! In today’s busy environment, it can be hard to find time to delve into a good book. But a long ride on an Edmonton bus rental is the perfect place to get caught up on your reading. If you don’t like fiction, you could pick a book about the place you are going to – so you’ll be in the know when you arrive at your destination.

Chat with your friends. You won’t be driving, and a bunch of you will be together, so why not use this as your time to catch up, find out what’s been going on with their lives and even learn from each other? If you’ve recently been stressed out, talking to people has a wide range of health benefits. So you are doing yourself a favour!

Watch a video. Many of our buses are equipped with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Simply bring your favorite DVDs, sit back and enjoy a movie on the way to your destination.

Listen to music. Load up your iPod or phone with a special playlist for your trip and rock out. You can gaze out your window and listen to you favorite tunes as you make your way to where you want to go. This can relax you, or get you pumped up. It’s up to you – but know you can always keep on rocking in the free world!

Set landmarks and look for them. A long trip can seem short if you break it down into realistic goals. On a map, find 5 to 10 interesting things to see on the trip, and then look for them! With each one, you’ll be closer to your destination and the time will fly by. You can even create a competition with other members of your trip to see who finds them first! The person to find the most wins the match – and you’ll be where you want to go before you know it.

Bring a feast with you! Who wants to waste time eating when they’re finally at their destination? You want to see the attraction – not the inside of a restaurant. So get your friends together before your trip go in on some delicious treats. You can set up your spread and chow down – and then take a huge nap afterwards. You’ll arrive where you want to go fed and well rested, ready to see what you want to see and do what you want to do!

Play license plate bingo. Everyone gets a card and looks for license plates. When they find one, they block out that section on their card. The first person to have a full line of blocked out numbers wins the match. And then you can play it again! You’ll have a great time and the miles will fly by!

10 Exchange YouTube videos with your friends! Who doesn’t have a small addiction to YouTube? Sharing videos on the boss’s time or expensive data connections can get you in trouble. On a road trip – no problem! See who can find the craziest video to share. Laughing babies? Bad infomercials? Pet tricks? The world is your oyster when you’re connected and can surf YouTube all you want!

 

You Know The Secrets And Now It’s Time To Start Your Trip  

Now you know you can make the time fly when you are on your way to where you want to go.

We’ve given you 10 great ways to enjoy your long bus ride. Whether you are sleeping, playing games or rocking out with your tunes, you’ll have a great time!

What are you waiting for? We are here for you. So why not contact us today to arrange your next charter bus trip?

You’ll get there refreshed and ready to explore whatever it is you want to see!

Your Next Ski Trip – With An Edmonton Bus Rental

How Are Your Next Ski Trip Plans?

Winter is on its way, and that makes it a great time to start planning your next ski trip. What can be more fun than skiing or snowboarding down the slopes during the day, and then relaxing at night over a few drinks?

Alberta has some of the best ski slopes in the country, and they all are ready for you to have a rip-roaring time.

But as we all know, planning a ski trip with friends and family can be a headache. From the gear to the luggage to getting everyone on the same schedule, you’re more likely ready for a nap than the slopes when you arrive at your destination.

Well if you want to arrive in safety and comfort – without the headaches – then you might want to think about using Alberta North Transport. We offer comfortable, practical and affordable ways to get you and your group off to the slopes in style.

Our buses are available anytime, anywhere – and we make sure you get there for maximum riding time! Let’s take a look at some of the great ways we can help you get going.

 

Start Your Trip Right – And Right On Time

One of the most frustrating things about planning a ski trip is waiting around for everyone to get ready. Organization is often poorly planned. And we all have that one guy who keeps reloading his car to make sure it’s perfect. Or someone who has to do an ‘urgent’ chore – like take out the recycling, check the mail and do a load of laundry – while everyone’s heading out the door.

Alberta North Transport takes away that stress. With our great buses, you can choose one initial meeting point, or our bus will drive to everybody’s home and get them on board. There’s no more figuring out who will be ready first. When the bus comes, they have to get on. Beep beep!

It’s that kind of simplicity and reliability that makes taking a bus much more sensible than one or more cars.

 

Party All The Time!

When you go on your ski trip, you want to rock and roll all night and party every day.

What you don’t want is to get caught up in one of Alberta’s drunk driving check points. The laws on drunk driving are very strict in Alberta, and you want to avoid getting a DUI.

But more than that, it’s just plain dangerous. Between the possibility of poor weather, unfamiliar roads and distractions in the car, there are so many ways that being under the influence can end in tragedy. Yet no one wants to be the designated driver when it’s party time!

Did you know that upon request Alberta North will provide letters of authorization for groups to obtain liquor licenses to drink on the bus? That’s right, you can bring booze onto your privately chartered bus!

While you are pre-gaming on the drive, we can play your favourite music on our amazing sound system, or watch our televisions, which can be loaded up with your favourite movies.

And the same goes for heading home, too. We’ll drop you off safe and sound after the best ski trip ever!

 

All Aboard – With Your Gear!

When it comes to ski trips, the more the merrier – except for organizing who’s going with whom. With all that gear, plus bulky clothes and everything else you want to bring, it’s amazing the cars aren’t scraping the ground!

You’ve got the guy who simply has to have his case(s) of micro-brews. You’ve got the couple that have done a month’s worth of gourmet food shopping. There’s the ski bunny who has an outfit for every occasion. And the shutterbug with all the equipment for both action shots and night shots. Not to mention the hard-core athletes with everything from the Rossignol catalog.

Then, there’s the trip itself. Does everyone know the way? Who needs the rest stop? Does anyone want to stop for a bite? Sometimes it can seem like too much.

But, this is exactly where our buses can be a lifesaver. We’ve got plenty of room for everyone’s gear, luggage, and provisions. And when everybody travels together, you all arrive together – with no unwanted detours. We know where you’re going, and we’ll get you there!

 

There’s No Stress With Alberta North Transport!

You spend enough time in your car already. You drive to work every day. You drive around to do errands. You drive to the doctor and the dentist.

Do you really want to do that when you are going skiing? No, you don’t! You simply want to get there stress-free.

That’s the great thing about using Alberta North Transport for your Edmonton bus rental. We’ll research everything about your trip to make sure it is as perfect as possible.

From researching the best route to get there to making sure that everything is perfect for your trip, we take the stress out of your ski vacation. You simply pack up your skis or snowboard, get on the bus and start having a good time. All you have to do is chill out on the bus and let us get you to the fresh powder.

And should one of your group get injured on the slopes, they won’t have to worry about driving home. Our team will help them onto the bus, and take them right home to their front porch.

It’s the hassle-free way to ski!

 

Book Alberta North Transport For Your Ski Break Today!

 If you are ready to book your ski or snowboarding trip for yourself and your friends why not contact Alberta North Transport today.

We have tons of buses to suit any group. We’ll work hard to get you there on time and safely.

All you have to do is get ready to have a great time with your friends while you race down the slopes.

We will make planning as quick and easy for you as possible. Alberta North Transport wants you to have the best ski vacation possible. The next step is up to you!

An Edmonton Bus Rental For Your Industrial Transportation Needs

Getting Your Workers To And From Your Job Site

When you set up a job site in Edmonton, you know you’ve got a good thing going. Edmonton has a wide variety of industrial job sites available for small, medium and large businesses.

You’re taking advantage of a great opportunity to grow your business and contribute to economic job growth in Edmonton.

Something that must be taken seriously, but is often overlooks is getting your workers safely to and from your industrial job site. Simply put, not doing so can increase your insurance premiums, cost you time and money, and hold your business back.

It can be a headache to organize and maintain on your own. That’s why you should really consider an Edmonton bus rental through Alberta North Transport to help. We have the time, training and experience to make sure that all your industrial transportation needs are handled. We will get your employees to and from work safely, on time, and exactly where you need them.

That way, you don’t leave anything to chance as we ensure your employees get to work. This is why so many companies have chosen Alberta North Transport for their Edmonton bus rental needs.

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The Insurance Advantage Of Organized Transportation

A huge issue for people who have out-of-the-way job sites is minimizing injuries – because workman’s comp claims can cause insurance to skyrocket.

One of the most common ways Edmonton workers get hurt is going to and from the job in an industrial area. If you can cut down on that risk, you’ll not only have a healthier workforce – you’ll also keep your insurance costs within budget.

Our fleet of buses can take any number of people to and from industrial job sites.

We can arrange pick-up or meeting spots for shift workers. Or, we can arrange to pick up special teams or management straight from their homes and bring them to site.

Then we’ll come back at the end of their shift, pick them up, and bring them right back home. There is no risk of them getting into an accident on the way to work or on the way home.

Our buses are comfortable, practical and affordable.

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Getting People To Industrial Areas On Time

While working on industrial sites time is money. You want your workers at work on time and ready to go. And you can’t afford to have them leaving early due to traffic or road conditions.

That’s one of the reasons why site managers choose organized transportation to get their workers to and from work. You aren’t at the mercy of them getting stuck in a traffic jam or otherwise arriving late.

With a regular private bus schedule, there is no excuse for workers arriving late or holding back scheduled progress. Furthermore, your employees will work until a set, scheduled time when the bus comes back to pick them up, maximizing on-site productivity.

 

Taking Care Of Your Late Night Workers  

You want your industrial site to be active around the clock. That’s how you meet deadlines and keep vendors, suppliers, and customers happy. Lately, there has been a push to provide more security for late night workers on industrial job sites.

Late night workers incur more risk because of their special hours. Tired drivers are not as safe as rested drivers. At the end of their shift, they may be even more fatigued and at risk.

Renting one of our buses takes away that risk. They don’t have to make driving decisions or navigate through heavy traffic or poor driving conditions. And when they are on their way home, they can sleep on the bus until they get to their destination – instead of the possibility of falling asleep behind the wheel.

This adds a layer of protection and convenience to your night shift – which will be rewarded with higher productivity and less risk of injury to your workers.

Over time, this will result in higher profits and a happier workforce.

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Saving Your Workers Money

Driving to and from work can be very expensive. And it’s not only because of constantly fluctuating gas prices – There is also the wear and tear on your employee’s vehicles, which eats away at their investment.

Add to that any repairs they might have to deal with, and making them drive to and from work can be a huge expense that they don’t need to deal with. This is even truer if your job site is located any distance from your head office or employee’s homes.

Alberta North Transport takes that out of the picture. We pay for gas. Our vehicles take the wear and tear. Your workers leave their cars at home – we pick them up and bring them back.

For a lot of workers, this is like getting a raise. And if you don’t have a travel allowance employees are essentially paying to get to work.

 

Providing Updates To Your Workers Before They Get To Work

One huge time-eater on industrial projects is updating your staff at the start of their shifts.

It may be something as simple as project updates, safety concerns or new tasks. It could be as serious as warning them about a potentially dangerous situation. The bottom line is that any minute they spend on site getting updated is a minute they are not working.

This is one of the huge advantages of organized bus transport – you can provide your workers with all the information they need while they are on their way to work, even answering questions before arriving on the job site. When your employees arrive, they can clock in and are ready to get to work.

This can save a crucial amount of time on site helping to ensure that projects are completed on time and under budget.

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Here To Help For Your Industrial Transport Needs

We want you to make money – and we want to keep your workers safe. At Alberta North Transport, we are here for you. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.

How An Edmonton Bus Rental Will Save You Money On Corporate Travel

Save Money On Your Corporate Travel With An Edmonton Bus Rental

Unfortunately, running a company costs money. There are a lot of expenses involved, all the way from electric bills to salaries. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming. But Alberta North Transport can help. While there may be some bills you absolutely can’t avoid paying, you can save money on travel with an Edmonton bus rental.

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Employee transportation can be very expensive, and although it might be nice to fly your employee’s first class for business, it just isn’t always feasible. Our Edmonton bus rentals will save you money regardless of your travel needs – Whether it be for meetings, conferences, retreats or even daily commutes.

Here are a few reasons why arranging for an Edmonton bus rental from Alberta North Transport may be right for you:

Flying Is Expensive

The cost of flying is soaring, especially if you are organizing transportation for a large group of staff, or with multiple destinations.

Not only is there the sky-high cost involved in employee booked flights but there are often many additional costs that go unplanned for – getting your employees to and from the airport, parking, luggage fees, gas etc.

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Driving Is Expensive

Much like flying, driving can incur numerous additional costs. Many organizations reimburse their employee’s travel expenses when taking their personal or company vehicles.

Gas, parking, oil changes, wear and tear and any issues that may arise during the trip are often billed back to the company. This may not seem like a huge cost if there are only one or two employees involved, but when you begin coordinating events with multiple vehicles, the costs pile up quickly.

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Plus, Buses Are Safer

Did you know that buses are safer than driving your own car? Seriously, driving a personal vehicle has 20x the fatality rate of bus-related accidents. Every year there are approximately 40,000 deaths due to car accidents.

This makes car accidents one of the leading causes of death for people aged 1-44. This doesn’t even account for the tens of thousands of driving-related injuries each year. Renting a bus significantly lowers the threat of being involved in an accident, and that’s always good news.

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Tricks Of The Trade

We’ve already discussed how expensive flying can be, but did you know that many airlines implement an algorithm to increase prices for business travelers? Its true, booking flights for employees can cost you more than for the average traveler.

Many airlines use an algorithm to determine when the average trip is being booked for business and use that data to increase prices during those times.

Furthermore, it is well know that airlines change their ticket prices dramatically throughout the year, increasing rates for the summer months and holidays.

Lucky for you, our rates are upfront with no hidden costs or fees. We won’t charge you for airport parking, luggage fees or additional legroom.

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Saving You Time And Money

If you are looking for a solution to help you save your company money on travel, you’ve found it. Anytime your corporate travel plans allow for it, consider an Edmonton bus rental.

Bus rentals are a great option for businesses looking to cut down on travel costs, save time and increase productivity. Not only will a bus rental cost less but your employees will arrive together, relaxed and on time.

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Every year businesses lose thousands of productive work hours when employees are required to fly or drive for work. Give them the ability to take a business call, pull out their laptop or work from their new mobile-office in an Edmonton bus rental from Alberta North Transport.

Time is money, and by booking your next corporate travel opportunity with us we have the potential to save you and your company money every, single trip.

Skip the reimbursement fees and use corporate travel time to its fullest.

The Most Convenient Transportation

While cost is a major factor in choosing your mode of transportation, it shouldn’t be the only consideration. We also offer convenience. Renting a bus is not only the cheapest but also safest and easiest way to organize corporate group travel.

With multiple pickup options, common airport issues like parking eliminated and costly vehicle expenses avoided there are too many benefits to ignore.

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By avoiding all the issues like wait times, line-ups and hidden fees your overall trip costs are starting to lower already. By choosing just one mode of transportation for the entire trip you are saving time and keeping all your employees together.

Not only is taking the bus cheaper than taking a plane, train or your a personal vehicle, but you can bring liquids, skip the security lines and save yourself a lot of stress.

Consider all the time that you will save searching for parking, loading luggage over and over again and passing through security.

Save time, save the hassle, and save the money by choosing an Edmonton bus rental. Simply put, renting a bus cheaper, more convenient and smarter.

Really, Rent A Bus

Corporate bus rentals are an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to cut down on needless travel expenditures and increase productivity.

Time is money and we understand that better than anyone. Our corporate packages will allow your employees to stay comfortable, safe and productive while getting where they need to be.

While traveling, the daily workflow can continue uninterrupted. Or, use the time for teambuilding, bonding or brainstorming sessions. The choice is yours, and having that choice can be priceless in of itself.

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Our bus rentals will allow for you to save on parking, taxis, gas and even pesky hidden fees that are often considered reimbursable.

With an Edmonton bus rental from Alberta North Transport, you will you have one expense and you’ll know what it is up-front. Even better, it will be less than the alternatives.

So, skip the airport lines, hidden fees, and downtime. Contact Alberta North Transport now to learn more about how you can save time and money with a corporate Edmonton bus rental.