Zum Named to CNBC’s Tenth Annual Disruptor 50 List

We’re excited to announce we’ve been named to CNBC’s 2022 Disruptor 50 list, an annual list honoring 50 game-changing private companies using breakthrough technology to transform industries and build the next generation of great public companies. This comes on the heels of a series of recent recognitions for Zum, including being named a finalist and […]

Zum Recognized for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

We’re so excited to share that Zum was recognized for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. The awards program recognizes clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises. […]

Big News: We’re a Gold Stevie Awards Winner (Again)

We’re so excited to announce that for the 5th time we’ve been recognized as a Gold Stevie Awards winner. The 2022 competition for the American Business Awards® for Company of the Year received more than 3,700 nominations and we topped the Transportation list in the medium business category!  The Stevie Awards, launched 20 years ago, […]

School Bus Fleet Age: The Hidden Problem Impacting Schools

How Long Do School Buses Actually Last? The classic image of the big yellow school bus is timeless. But, like cars, school buses don’t last forever and need to be replaced. From the seats, to the wheels, to the interior mechanics, school buses age just like your own vehicle, if not quicker due to overuse […]

Six Critical School Bus Safety Issues in 2022

When it comes to getting our kids to and from school, safety is by far the most important element. Parents, school administrators and bus drivers all want school transportation to be a secure space where kids are taken care of and feel comfortable. But the traditional yellow school bus system is outdated and no longer […]

‘The Future of Student Transportation’ in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond Begins Today

Expert panel hosted by Zum identifies a bold new vision for the future. On March 31st 2022, Seattle-area leaders held a virtual town hall on ‘The Future of Student Transportation” and the urgent need to improve student safety, equitable access, efficiency and to slash harmful emissions. Hosted by Zum, a national leader in student transportation solutions, […]

SafeGuard Driver Program

New Advanced Technology, Training and Certification To Ensure Zum Drivers Set The Bar On Student Transportation Safety Standards We are raising the bar on safety for student transportation by introducing SafeGuard, our vehicle safety technology, driver training, and certification program. This comprehensive program ensures the quality and experience of each Zum driver, gives drivers the […]

Zum Takes Step Toward A Zero Emission Future For Student Transportation

Modern student transportation leader deploys its first electric vehicle school buses Today, we’re announcing that Zum’s first electric school buses have hit the road as part of our mission to transition 100% of our fleet to electric by 2025. The initial six LionC electric school buses from Lion Electric are now running across Northern California, […]

People Who Zum: Denise Archer

Taking the driver’s seat We’re celebrating #PeopleWhoZum with Denise Archer, a non-profit administrator, artist, teen zine editor, mom and now school bus driver. She became a bus driver because she wanted to make a more immediate hands-on difference in students’ growth and emotional wellbeing. She’s not a Zum employee, yet she very much embodies our […]

People Who Zum: Mike Ankton

Teaching Kids Respect on the Route We’re celebrating #PeopleWhoZum with Mike Ankton, who until recently, held the title of Youngest Bus Driver in Arkansas. Mike currently balances his schedule majoring in Social Science Education at Henderson State University with his bus routes. For him, driving is an opportunity to teach the next generation about respecting […]


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