Bus Driver in United States

at a Confidential Company

Logistics / Transportation
Minimum Qualification
High School
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Bus Driver Job Description

*Bus drivers have one of the most people oriented occupations and one that requires constant focus as well as people skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Bus drivers transport people to their destination.

*The responsibilities of transporting and dealing with the public are primary.

*Other duties required are maintaining and inspecting the bus, doing some paperwork and reports, answer customers questions, provide directions, collect fare, stock the bus with needed supplies, and other important tasks necessary to run a bus smoothly.

*Bus drivers must adhere to a schedule to pick up passengers and they must follow a time frame in order to make their stops.

*The safety of the people they are transporting is the biggest responsibility a bus driver has.

*He/she must be always alert and focus on the driving task, as well as know any possible driving conditions ahead, and weather conditions.

*He/she must be informed of the traffic, and any variations in the schedule due to unexpected events.

*Bus drivers can drive small buses of 15 passengers or larger buses up to 100 passengers.

*They must show courtesy and a polite demeanor to the customers, as well as assist in reporting any emergencies.

Training and Education Requirements

*A bus driver must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License, commonly known as CDL.

*This is obtained by taking a test, which is mandated by state and federal regulations.

*They might also have to take any employer required seminars or classes, and training.

*They must have people skills as they will encounter many different personalities in their job, and good communication skills are necessary.

*These skills also include the ability to deal and manage large groups, and communicate clear instructions.

*You must be 18 years to drive a bus within state borders and at least 21 years old if you are going to be engaged in interstate commerce.

*You will have to pass a physical exam every two years and have a dominion of the English language (read/speak).

*Companies will also test drivers for drug and substances. Others require a background check.
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