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The Benefits of Becoming a School Bus Driver

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Whether you want to switch up your career path, are retired, or looking for a part-time position, becoming a school bus driver is a wonderful option for many people. Interacting with children is always a rewarding experience and knowing that you are providing a service to the people of your community is enough to light up anyone’s spirits! Here are a few major benefits you will receive from becoming a school bus driver. Flexible Schedule School bus drivers usually work early mornings and late afternoon hours, so they get a long break during the day. This is the perfect opportunity… Read more »

Do School Bus Drivers Work During the Summer?

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Students get transported to school every day across the country, but what happens to all the drivers once those students get released for summer break? Depending on the individual driver, there are endless possible answers. Here are a few options school bus drivers have for employment during the summer season! Complete Training This option applies more to bus drivers-in-training, but many people use the summer months to focus on learning everything they need to know to be a school bus driver and completing any training or licensing they need for the upcoming school year. Drive for Parks and Recreation Activities… Read more »

How to Keep Your School Buses Clean

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With the number of children that ride the bus each day to and from school, messes are bound to be made, and germs are inevitably lurking on every surface. Drivers, janitors, and school bus fleet managers need to do what they can to keep buses clean and safe, not only for the children but for themselves. Here’s how to keep your school buses clean and safe for all passengers! Create a Bus Cleaning Plan A detailed bus cleaning plan will help bus drivers and maintenance crews keep their vehicles as clean and safe as possible. This plan should include a… Read more »

Get to Know the 4 Different Types of School Buses

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It would be a tough job to find anyone over the age of five in America who doesn’t know what a school bus looks like. With their big yellow frames and various flashing lights, they’re instantly recognizable to anyone on the road. What many people don’t know though is that there are actually quite a few different types of school buses that districts use. Let’s take a closer look at the four most common school bus models! Type A School Bus Often referred to as a conversion bus, a Type A school bus is either a converted van or constructed… Read more »

How To Become a School Bus Driver

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Although many people might not expect it, driving a school bus can be a rewarding career. School bus drivers make a decent salary, get good benefits, have a desirable schedule, and often find their work satisfying. Not to mention, there has been a consistent shortage of school bus drivers over the last few years, which means if you’re thinking about getting started now, you’ll have your pick of jobs and job security once you’re hired. Becoming a school bus driver is not as easy as just applying and showing a driver’s license though. Check out our overview of the trainings… Read more »

5 Reasons Riding the School Bus Is Good for Kids

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The school bus system is a godsend for parents who don’t have the time or ability to drive their children to and from school every day of the week. Still, in spite of the convenience, some parents worry about sending their kids to school in a vehicle driven by a stranger and filled with children they don’t know. The truth is, school buses are one of the safest types of vehicles on the road. Aside from that, there are a lot of other ways riding the bus can be an enriching experience for children—check them out below! 1) Kids learn… Read more »

5 Ideas for School Bus Driver Recruitment

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Many school districts come to the same realization every year: they don’t have enough bus drivers. It probably seems like you’re constantly interviewing, hiring, and making efforts to attract people to the job, but to no avail. In fact, this has been a nationwide problem plaguing the school bus industry for many years now. So, what can you do to boost your recruiting efforts and help alleviate your driver shortage? We’ve got a few recommendations! 1) Offer competitive pay and benefits If you want to ensure people who are already interested in a job as a bus driver choose you… Read more »

When Do Schools Stop Using Buses?

There are almost 500,000 school buses out on the road all across the U.S. every year. These buses are used to pick kids up and take them to school before picking them back up and returning them home. They’re also used to transport athletic teams and to take school children on field trips. School buses are made to last for a long time while making it easy for school districts to get students wherever they need to be in the safest manner possible. How Long do Schools Uses Their Buses For? School bus companies don’t keep these buses around forever,… Read more »

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