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Long Distance Driving: Take this Quiz to Find Out if It’s Right for You

Posted by Chad Cushman

 

For many truckers and motorcoach operators, long-distance driving is much more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Being a long-distance driver takes a certain set of skills and aptitudes, but it also takes a particular mindset — the right blend of experience, knowledge, awareness, and disposition. 

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, Indian Trails, recruitment

How to Ace Your Bus Driver Interview

Posted by Chad Cushman

Preparing for any job interview is often an exercise in frustration because it is so difficult to know what you will be asked or how you should answer. An interview for a charter bus driver position is no different, but there are several ways you can prepare that will make you feel more confident and look more organized to your prospective employer. 

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, recruitment

How to Become a Charter Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a charter bus driving job? Have you ever pictured yourself skillfully (and cheerfully) maneuvering a 45-foot, 15-ton behemoth filled with high school students in the middle of the night?

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, Indian Trails

To Be the Best, Bus Driver Training Makes All the Difference

Posted by Chad Cushman

In the world of commercial driving, charter bus drivers are specialists. And, as such, they require specialized training.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus terminology, bus industry, Indian Trails

Wanted: Gifted People for Great Jobs!

Posted by Chad Cushman

When you think about it, the guys and gals who take on professional charter bus driving jobs are pretty gifted. They must be excellent drivers with the stamina, disposition, and aptitude to safely operate a 20-ton passenger vehicle, day and night, rain or shine, over terrain both familiar and unfamiliar. But they also need to excel in trouble-shooting, vehicle maintenance, conflict resolution, emergency management, customer service, and even small talk. In a job that requires a blend of driving skills, mechanical skills, and people skills, it’s hard to put bus drivers into any single occupational category: Safety? Transportation? Travel and tourism? Hospitality? Diplomacy? A bus driver must be proficient in all of these areas — with a healthy dose of mechanical aptitude thrown in for good measure.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry

Our drivers need a Class B CDL

Posted by Chad Cushman

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

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

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

Charter Bus Driving Jobs

Posted by Chad Cushman

As more and more job seekers recognize professional driving as a way to see the USA, charter bus driving jobs are growing in popularity. Renowned for its beauty, have you ever visited Niagara Falls? Or lost yourself on the beautiful beaches along the east coast? What about making an expedition to the Windy City, or a trip back in time to Mackinac Island? Even a day venture to northern Michigan offers a wealth of sights and small wonders.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs

The Perks of Being a Charter Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

If you are an independent worker who enjoys meeting new people and seeing new places, a career as a charter bus driver might be the right road for you. The work of a charter bus driver varies depending on your assigned route, and every day on the road introduces new passengers, new destinations and new adventures.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs

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