#10 You want a job with rewarding benefits.
Fisher Bus shows appreciation to their bus drivers
by offering a clothing allowance and bonuses
pertaining to safety and attendance.
#9 You don't have time to get a four-year degree.
Starting a school bus career doesn't require spending
four years in college. Every driver must go through
a training program and receive their CDL before
#8 You don't have money to spend on training.
Fisher Bus will provide their drivers' an official
training program to ensure top-quality employees.
#7 You want to get paid well.
A career in the school bus driving industry can lead
to making just under $10,000 per year (working only
20 hours a week during school). There are also
several opportunities to pick up extra hours if you
#6 You remain calm under pressure.
The situations you will face as a bus driver like:
severe weather conditions, spirited children, and
overwhelming road construction can happen at any
time on the road. However, if you have a patient
demeanor and are able to keep a clear head when
unexpected issues come your way, problems like
these can actually be fun challenges for you.
#5 You are looking for a flexible
A typical bus driver usually works early in the
morning then later in the afternoon with a long break
in between. There is also the option of driving kids
on field trips or other school activities for extra
hours. If the idea of the ordinary 9 to 5 job puts a
bad taste in your mouth, a bus driving career could
be the ideal solution. Most drivers have weekends
and summers off as the work schedule follows the
Hamburg School calendar. This will allow you to be
home with your kids when they are not at school.
#4 You like to drive.
Controlling a large vehicle can be exciting for some,
and daunting for others. If driving is fun for you, the
life as a school bus driver can be both challenging
#3 You have great people skills.
A career as a bus driver means being surrounded
by a variety of people every day. This can include
teachers, parents, school officials and of course,
kids! The ability to communicate and deal with an
assortment of personalities is a valuable trait that
every successful bus driver has to have.
#2 You enjoy working with kids.
If you love kids, a career as a bus driver could be a
very rewarding job. You don't just need the driving
skills to get them from home to school, but the
desire to make them feel as comfortable as possible
while in route.
#1 You care about children's
Fortunately, the number of school bus accidents per
year is very small. This is because of the amount of
vigilance drivers give to make the safety of their
passengers their top priority. Quality drivers
maintain on-board conduct, see that the kids make it
to their homes and enforce safe loading and
unloading procedures on a daily basis.