Red Star Transportation & Maintenance is a charter school bus and fleet maintenance company for charter schools and private organizations that need to obtain transportation or maintenance services but would rather focus on other duties and activities. We aim to grow responsibly by meeting and exceeding industry safety requirements while providing reliable and professional transportation services. We want to take all the worry on our shoulders so our clients don’t have to.
Jody Jones founded Red Star Transportation in 2011 with a single division, five school buses and one contract to provide route transportation for a charter school. 18 months later, Red Star Transportation added one additional division, Red Star Diesel Repair, which offers a 24-Hr. Roadside Assistance program, and Red Star Management Services. The Red Star team has over 31 years of combined experience in the transportation industry, including diesel repair, transportation management services and vehicle safety policies and procedures. Red Star is committed to providing full service diesel fleet maintenance, transportation management services and comprehensive transportation in a safe, reliable and professional manner, while providing innovative solutions for our customers’ needs.
The Red Star Team
Jody Jones, President
With years of experience in business, Jody Jones has a vision of the growth potential in the school bus charter industry. She was COO of a thriving transportation company for eight years. She has 20 years of experience in starting and managing successful businesses. Jody has the foundation required to be a business innovator because she possesses a keen business mind, advanced computer skills, and a background with many entrepreneurial successes. She brings direct experience in sales, purchasing, customer relations, negotiations, and training as well as a full understanding of marketing, and accounting. Unafraid of risks, Jody loves to build businesses as an insightful and inspirational leader.
Georgia Brady, Driver Trainer
Georgia has over twenty years of experience in the school bus industry as a driver, manager and driver trainer. She drove a school bus for Tran-Spec Contract Busing, Inc., Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB) and the Salt Lake School District (SLSD). At USDB, she received many accolades, including being their first Utah State Certified School Bus Driver Trainer in 1990. She also won the School Bus Rodeo in 1995 and other awards like the Pursuit of Excellence, Employee of the Month, Clean Bus Award, Gold Vest Award, and several other certificates of appreciation. For many years, Georgia, as transfer leader, set up special needs routing. She continued this for the Salt Lake School District when USDB took over the District, and was asked to manage USDB while her boss managed the school district. She was later asked to drive a route while still managing the district’s driver training department – including hiring, training, paper work, and more.
In 2003, Georgia and her husband started their own school bus transportation company. She ran the office and trained drivers until they closed their doors in 2012. At Red Star Transportation, her duties include, but are not limited to, pre-driver and yearly assessments, yearly state and federal assessment requirements for following drivers, riding with drivers, training new drivers, etc.