Here is a little background about CST
CST of Jacksonville, LLC, was organized on August 17, 1998,
by Charles M. Everett, the father of the present managing member,
Matthew A. Everett. The company was formed for the exclusive
purpose of providing educational transportation services. The initials
in the company name shorten “Crescent School Transportation of
Even though the present company is more than twenty years
old, its roots are found in Crescent Stages, a transportation company
founded in Anniston in 1931. Crescent Stages, and its assorted
subsidiaries Crescent Motors, Inc. and Crescent Transit, Inc.,
provided long line, regional, educational, and municipal bus service
under the capable leadership of Mr. Pres Adams
In 1968, Crescent Stages and Crescent Motors were merged into
Crescent Transit. Crescent Transit continued to provide city bus
service in Anniston until 1977, when Anniston ceased providing
municipal bus service.
At almost the same time, Charles M. Everett sold his
International Harvester dealership and became an investor and
eventually sole shareholder of the Crescent companies.
As municipal bus service tailed of in the 1970’s, Crescent, as
led by Charles Everett began leasing buses to Anniston City Schools
and providing it with drivers. In the 1980’s, Jacksonville City Schools
became Crescent’s customer, a relationship Crescent, and now CST,
have long valued.
CST’S SAFETY PROGRAM
One constant though out the history of the company and its
predecessors is an unblinking focus on the safety of our passengers,
employees, and the public. Our safety program includes daily
updates, weekly reviews, monthly meetings, and bi-annual
training/recertification. At the heart of CST’s safety program is
driver certification, re-certification, and continuing safety education.
All of our drivers (and most of our employees) are state certified
school bus drivers. At the start of each day, we check the weather,
identify new traffic hazards and assist our drivers with their
pre-trip routines, as needed. Drivers arrive at the depot in time to
perform the state-mandated pre-trip inspection. Drivers start their
buses twenty minutes before the start of each route. They do a
walk around inspection of the bus, check the glass, check the gauges
and the cabin.
Safety begins in the shop. Every day, our certified mechanics
inspect, maintain, and repair our buses to keep them running safely