Bus Driver Job Description

Bus Driver Job Description

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Bus driver provides and/or manage classroom and behind the wheel instruction according to corporate and client specifications in all aspects of vehicle operation in the course of passenger transportation, including defensive driving, service area familiarization, passenger loading, unloading and securement, proper manifest documentation, use of on-board equipment, accident and emergency procedures, dispatch and radio communications, and passenger sensitivity.

Bus Driver Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective bus driver job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included bus driver job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform daily pre and post route safety inspections on assigned vehicle
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Prince George’s County in a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Raleighin a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Mesa County, CO
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Sonoma Countyin a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Hesperiain a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around East Countyin a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around San Diego in a safe and courteous manner
Pick up and drop off colleagues to and from resort in a comfortable, safe, efficient manner
Perform messengerial tasks

Bus Driver Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Bus Driver

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, DOT, CPR, CDL, AED, D.O.T, SCIP-R, US

Education for Bus Driver

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the bus driver job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Education, Teaching, Graduate, General Education, Early Childhood Education, Faculty, Communication, History, Computers, Military

Skills for Bus Driver

Desired skills for bus driver include:

Manual transmission buses and air brakes
Maintenance/repair
2-way radio use and various codes
Commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations
DOT regulations governing safe driving
Hours of service
Inclement weather
Inspection and maintenance
Transportation of hazardous materials
Vehicle safety and control systems

Desired experience for bus driver includes:

Available to work required shifts and be on call Monday – Sunday
Required to wear proper attire for VIP Missions, Class-B License or better with passenger endorsement and Medical Card
Preferred Bus Driving Experience
High school diploma or GED plus four year of experience commercial driving
Must possess valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) Class B with Passenger Endorsement Required
Must have continually maintained a valid driver's license for NO LESS THAN three (3) years

Bus Driver Examples

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Bus Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of bus driver. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for bus driver
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around South Bayin a safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a full-size passenger bus on and off SUNY property in order to transport passengers and materials as required
  • Check horn, directional lights, head, tail, parking and emergency lights for proper operation
  • Supervise the loading and unloading of passengers and personal property onto the bus
  • Transport passengers with disabilities
  • Pre-trip inspection of vehicle and completion of required forms
  • Monitor gauges and as necessary refuels the tank on the vehicle
  • Check tires for visible damage
  • Keep written records of trips, mileage, stopovers, fuel bridges, tolls and records of passenger counts
  • Wash, sweep, clean and fuel buses, vans and other state vehicles
Qualifications for bus driver
  • Must be able to pass drug screen and DOT Physical
  • Other requirements if required, but keep as short as possible
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Class B or Higher COmmercial Driver's License with Passenger endorsement and Air brake endorsement
  • Must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Must have experience as a bus driver
  • At least high school graduate and can communicate in good English
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Bus Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of bus driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for bus driver
  • Cleans work and storage areas
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Burlington in a safe and courteous manner
  • Transportation of students to and from field trips and other off-campus facilities
  • Safely transport persons on official university trips
  • Keep accurate logs before and during trips
  • Professionally accommodate passengers
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Forestville, Maryland in a safe and courteous manner
  • Conduct Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspections to Ensure Safe Operation
  • Drive a School Bus Route - Picking up and Dropping Off Student Passengers at Established Stops on Route
  • Conduct Post-Trip Vehicle Inspections to Ensure All Passengers Have Left the Bus
Qualifications for bus driver
  • Must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), class A or class B
  • Display dependability and punctuality
  • Permanent resident of Australia or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
  • Must obtain a current Working with Children Check clearance
  • Clean Bus as Necessary to Maintain Professional Appearance and Positive School Image
  • As Requested or Desired Take Field Trip Runs to Transport Student and Other Passengers to and From Their Destinations
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Bus Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a bus driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for bus driver
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Raleigh in safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Prince George's County in safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Baltimore in safe and courteous manner
  • Operate vehicles on an assigned route, transporting passengers to and from designated locations, perform related activities, in a safe, timely manner
  • Properly care for the assigned vehicle and its component parts as prescribed by company to minimize wear and to extend its useful life
  • Inspect each vehicle before and after each trip using correct pre-trip and post-trip procedures and complete all necessary forms
  • Maintain a presentable appearance which includes being properly dressed, be neat, with good hygiene in accordance with Company standards
  • Must be able to control emergency situations in proper manner
  • Control vehicle keys, pre-trip and post-trip forms while in possession, and turn in to dispatch as required by the supervisor
  • Must maintain proper licensing and DOT medical certifications at all times
Qualifications for bus driver
  • Clear alignment with KIPP Jacksonville’s mission (required)
  • CDL Class A or B with P and S endorsement license (required)
  • Minimum of one year of bus driving experience (highly preferred)
  • Minimum one year passenger experience with a Class “C” Passenger CDL license
  • Organizational, time management
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal of supervision
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Bus Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of bus driver. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for bus driver
  • Accurately maintains proper shift documentation reports, and records
  • Follows the correct end-of-shift procedures
  • At various locations, must be willing to work in a Union environment
  • Transport field personnel to and from field locations
  • Regulates inside temperature of bus for comfort of passengers
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety of passengers while in route
  • Inspects, sweeps, cleans and washes bus
  • Reports defects or problems with vehicle to shop supervisor and DOT
  • Ensures bus meets regular maintenance schedules
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around San Jose Airport in safe and courteous manner
Qualifications for bus driver
  • 3-5 years in distribution center site with exposure to production roles
  • Current Class B driver's license is required with passenger endorsement (Class A is acceptable but is not required)
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and diplomatically with people from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds, including students, staff, faculty, and the general public
  • Customer Service skills to provide polite and friendly service
  • Must familiar with Peninsular Malaysia road
  • Possess valid GDL, D & E license
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Bus Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of bus driver. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for bus driver
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Barstow, CA in safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around the Burlington area in a safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Concord, NC in safe and courteous manner
  • Obey all plant and traffic laws while driving
  • Keep records of vehicle inspections
  • Make sure the vehicle is equipped with safety equipment
  • Assists passengers with baggage and collects tickets or cash fares
  • Complies with local traffic regulations, and reports delays or accidents
  • Records cash receipts and ticket fares
  • May make repairs and change tires
Qualifications for bus driver
  • Good attitude, discipline and punctuality
  • Responsible to ensure the vehicle is in good working condition and clean at all time
  • Good communication skills in English & Bahasa Malaysia
  • Two years of verifiable experience operating buses or like-size vehicles OR six months experience operating a public transit bus with a Class B P2 endorsement, for RTD or their sub-contractors may substitute for the two years of experience
  • Reach with hands and arms, and use legs/feet to reach or handle controls (70 – 80%)
  • Two years relevant experience preferred or any equivalent combination of education and job experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully do the job

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