Driving a large vehicle to a new state, in a crowded city, or through the mountains isn’t for everyone. Adding the possibility of carrying up to 56 passengers on top of that may sound even less appealing – when you don’t have the proper knowledge or training to do it. As someone new to the motorcoach industry, you probably have some hesitations about being a motorcoach operator in general. As it turns out, all of our current bus drivers had their own hesitations before and during the application process at Indian Trails. While their hesitations were different, they all have one thing in common: they love driving for Indian Trails. To help answer some questions you may have about the position, we talked to a handful of veteran drivers and asked them to share what they went through before applying for the job.
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional charter bus driver is like? The guys and gals who take on professional charter bus driving jobs are quite gifted. It's a job that requires a blend of driving skills, mechanical skills, and people skills. We spoke with driver Becky Smith, who has been a driver with us for over 15 years, to find out why she loved her job as a bus driver and why she equally loves her new position as Safety and Driver Education Manager at Indian Trails!
Driving a charter bus for a living is not a desk job, it’s not 9 to 5 and there’s no break room. But for some people, those things make it the perfect job. In fact, some people who have already had successful careers in other fields have found driving a charter bus to be fulfilling and considerably more fun than crunching data or filing reports. So, if you’re thinking you’re ready for a change of scenery, here’s eight more reasons to consider becoming a charter bus driver.
Driving a motorcoach can be a rewarding occupation, especially if you love people and travel. If you have given thought to becoming a motorcoach driver but aren’t sure if you have the right stuff, here are some of the top customer service skills and qualities that great motorcoach drivers strive for.
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So, it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve discovered your current career is a bad fit for you or maybe you’re just tired of doing the same thing day in and day out and want some variety. Either way, you’re ready to move on. How can you make sure you’re doing the right thing and are making the transition as easy for yourself as possible? You can start with some good old self-reflection by asking yourself these questions.
“You have brains in your head. / You have feet in your shoes. / You can steer yourself / any direction you choose. / You're on your own. And you know what you know. / And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss
For the second installment of our 'From the Driver's Seat' series we spoke with Lauria Shultz, who has been a driver with us for 6 years, about why she loves her job. She explains why anyone thinking of applying to Indian Trails should definitely go for it - it's a challenging but extremely rewarding job where you get to talk to people from all over the world!
Retirement is on your horizon and you know you want to find a “second act” that is fun, fulfilling, and generates income, but where to begin?
Ahhh, retirement. You made it. Now it’s just you and maybe your spouse, and a whole lot of time. Before you retired, it sounded like such a relief. You wake up when you want, do what you want all day, maybe take a middle-of-the-day nap. But after several weeks of all this relaxing and indulging, you have to admit to yourself — you are BORED.
Indian Trails has been hiring drivers almost since we began operation in 1910. As a result, we have more than 100 years of experience when it comes to driving motorcoaches, from short-distance shuttles to national trips and tours. We also have one of the best records in the country for safety, our fleet is absolutely top notch, and our paid driver training program is second to none.