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Charter Bus Driving Jobs – Check Your Personality

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 15, 2016 10:12:32 AM


What does personality have to do with driving a bus? More than you may think.

Maybe you are one of those rare lucky ones whose career path has always seemed pre-ordained. Maybe you’ve known since childhood that you were born to be a teacher, or an inventor, or an author of children’s books. And if you were really lucky, you grew up and actually figured out how to earn a living doing your dream job. But for much of the generation now approaching retirement, choosing a career was more of a “hit or miss” proposition. Many baby boomers chose jobs based on timing, geography, opportunity, or serendipity. And whether they loved the job or not, they often stayed put for decades.

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Charter Bus Driver Jobs

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 29, 2016 2:48:45 PM

 

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day.”

Chances are, you’ve heard this adage or some variation on it.  Maybe it was a career counselor, a coach, or even your grandpa who told you that if you make your living doing something you enjoy, it won’t feel like work. Well, sometimes life gets in the way and work does feel like work.  But it’s never too late to (a) discover that thing you love to do and (b) learn to do it well.  Just look at major league baseball pitcher Satchel Paige, jazz musician Miles Davis, astronaut John Glenn, and artist Marc Chagall – all at the tops of their games in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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Stop Hesitating, Buy the Bus Tickets

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jul 9, 2015 11:56:00 AM

When you need to get from Point A to Point B, you have plenty of options . . . but buying bus tickets is still one of the top modes of transportation. The industry can thank the millennial generation and its travel preferences for this spike in demand.  But Generation Y is not the only reason the industry has boomed in recent years. There are many advantages to traveling by bus rather than by airplane, train, or even automobile.

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How to Book Bus Tickets Online

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jul 1, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Traveling by bus is eco-friendly, convenient, and affordable — which is why so many people are looking to book online bus tickets these days. Booking online bus tickets is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. Let’s run through the process from start to finish.

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Michigan Hot Spots and Bus Tickets to Get You There

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 25, 2015 11:54:00 AM

The growing popularity of public transit has triggered demand for bus tickets around the country. The Great Lakes State is home to some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and guess what? you can get to any of them on a bus. Whether you want to catch a game at the Big House, visit the State Capitol, or get away up north for a weekend, bus travel is a convenient and affordable way to get there. You’ll even be doing the environment a favor!

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Bus Tickets for Millennials

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 17, 2015 11:53:00 AM

In the realm of transportation, statistics prove that buying bus tickets is on the rise.  While 42% of travelers are young adults, 89% bring friends when they take a trip. It’s no wonder that so many young people are taking the bus.  Young adulthood is practically synonymous with a glut of expenses — education, housing, and the overall daily cost of living — so when it comes to transportation, they want the least expensive way to get from one place to another.

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How to Read a Bus Schedule

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 11, 2015 10:15:33 AM

A bus schedule comes in handy when trying to figure out your trip’s starting point, connections, destinations, and estimated times. Although not every schedule includes a map for you to visualize your route, each will include the times and location of arrivals and departures. Many schedules seem overwhelming at first glance, but they are actually quite simple to read – and even easier to use. Here’s a quick guide on how to read one.

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Class B CDL

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

You heard it here first, drivers:  If you aspire to be a motorcoach operator, you will need a Class B CDL with endorsements. Wait. “Class B”? “CDL”? “With endorsements”?

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs

Charter Bus Services

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Charter bus companies offer a variety of services to customers, and there are several advantages in hiring a charter bus company to take care of your travel plans. Motorcoach transportation is cost-effective, comfortable, versatile, and eliminates the hassles of driving. Services range anywhere from daily scheduled routes, to commuter services, to charter trips. Many companies offer more than one type of service for the convenience of travelers. Depending on your starting point, end destination, and how many people you have traveling in your group (maybe it’s just yourself), you might find some more helpful than others.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs

The Best Jobs for Baby Boomers

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 21, 2015 12:00:00 PM

We know, we know, it’s counter-intuitive to think about “the best jobs” for a generation getting ready to retire—but if you’re a baby boomer, we think you’ll understand.

Last year, the youngest of the baby boomers (those born in 1964) celebrated their 50th birthdays. Next year, the oldest of the cohort (born in 1946) will turn 70. Traditionally, these are the “golden years.” But for a generation whose anthem has always been “Forever Young,” the concept of retirement can be anathema.  Leave it to the “me generation” to figure out a way to have the best of both worlds.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs