Gulf Pinnacle Logistics is hoping to sign more than five new schools to its bus transportation business, adding thousands of students by the end of 2018.
According to Shailesh Dash, chairman at Gulf Pinnacle Logistics, the company is in advanced discussions with various schools in the country.
Gulf Pinnacle Logistics entered the school bus transportation business under the name of Gulf Pinnacle Transport (GPT) in September 2016 with three school transportation contracts providing services to 450 students with 30 busses.
In less than two years, the firm was able to expand its transportation contracts to 13 schools, served via 250 buses and catering transportation services to more than 6,000 students.
GPT’s portfolio of schools is a mix of highly regarded institutions spread between Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah offering British, American and Indian curriculums.
“Safety is our number one priority. We have excelled as we raised the bar for safety measures in the industry and are privileged to be the recipient of RTA’s Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport on the Category of Safety for the year 2017,” said Dash.
“Being recognised as an industry leader for safety, has helped the company gain momentum, as new schools wanted to partner with us,” he added.
The company is currently in advanced discussions with 7-8 schools to provide them with similar customised value-for-money transportation solutions. “Our company is witnessing exponential growth, and we are confident that this growth will continue for the near future,” said Dash.
GPT has consistently improved its technology infrastructure, expanded its fleet and upgraded its bus-driver training methodology.
“Our GPS systems allow parents to track the location of their kids with real-time updates and our camera systems assist us in monitoring the performance of our bus drivers and attendants,” said Ganesh Sivaraman, GPT’s senior vice president.
“We have heavily invested in route-management technology solutions to optimise the performance levels of our buses on various fronts such as transportation time, route optimisation and cost,” he added.