HopSkipDrive Releases Second Annual Survey on State of Back to School Transportation in America

When we looked at the actual number of hours spent coordinating logistics and actual driving time, it is the equivalent of a second job.”

HopSkipDrive, the safe and dependable ride service that helps parents get their kids where they need to go, today released its second annual survey on the State of Back to School Transportation in America. The survey, conducted through Google Surveys, reveals among 1,004 adults with children between the ages of 6 and 17, many parents struggle to manage their child’s transportation logistics and coordination time alone can feel equivalent to a part-time job.

For many families, the school bus is not an option due to inaccessibility, budget cuts, or scheduling issues, and parents deserve to know their kids are being transported safely and securely. HopSkipDrive’s CareDrivers are “caregivers on wheels” and provide safe and supervised transportation along with peace of mind for parents.

“Our second annual survey confirms yet again what we hear from our customers and experience ourselves as working parents; managing family transportation logistics consumes a great deal of time and creates tremendous stress for families. When we looked at the actual number of hours spent coordinating logistics and actual driving time, it is the equivalent of a second job,” says Joanna McFarland, HopSkipDrive CEO and Co-Founder. “HopSkipDrive was created to solve this problem, reduce that time, and make life easier for families.”

HopSkipDrive surveyed parents on the challenge of conflicting priorities, the stress of school and activity logistics, unreliability, convenience, loss of opportunities, and safety. These findings showed:

The hours spent on weekly child transportation logistics are the equivalent of a part-time job for many families.

Getting everyone in the family where they need to go is stressful. “Back to school” often means “back in the car.” Parents spend so much time figuring out the logistics and doing the driving, it becomes a part-time job just to get everyone where they need to go.


  • 38% of parents spend more than 5 hours a week driving their kids and a third of those spend more than 10 hours.
  • 62% of parents manage the transportation logistics at least…

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