School Bus drivers transport people between various places-including, work, school, shopping malls-and across state and national borders. Some drive regular routes, and others transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours. They drive a range of vehicles, from 15-passenger buses to 60-foot articulated buses (with two connected sections) that can carry more than 100 passengers. Duties Bus drivers typically do the following: * Check the bus tires, lights, and oil and do other basic maintenance * Keep the bus clean and presentable to the public * Pick up and drop off passengers at designated locations * Follow a planned route according to a time schedule * Help disabled passengers get on and off the bus * Obey traffic laws and state and federal transit regulations * Follow procedures to make sure they and all passengers are safe * Keep passengers informed of possible delays Local transit bus drivers follow a daily schedule while transporting people on regular routes along city or suburban streets. They usually stop frequently, often every few blocks and when a passenger requests a stop. Some large transit agencies may require bus drivers to submit traffic data for analysis. Local transit drivers typically do the following: * Collect bus fares, sometimes making change for passengers * Answer questions about schedules, routes, and transfer points * Report accidents or other traffic disruptions to a central dispatcher, and follow directions when using an alternate route Intercity bus drivers transport passengers between cities or towns, sometimes crossing state lines. They may travel between distant cities or between towns only a few miles apart. They usually pick up and drop off passengers at bus stations. Increasingly, intercity buses are using curbside locations in downtown urban areas instead of stations. Intercity drivers typically do the following: * Ensure all passengers have a valid ticket to ride the bus * May sell tickets to passengers when there are unsold seats available * Keep track of when and at what stops passengers get on or off the bus * Follow a central dispatcher's instruction when taking an alternate route * Help passengers load or unload baggage Charter bus drivers, sometimes called motor coach drivers transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours. Their schedule and route are generally arranged by a trip planner for the convenience of the passengers, who often are on vacation. Motor coach drivers are occasionally away for long periods of time because they usually stay with vacationers for the length of the trip. Motor coach drivers typically do the following: * Listen to and sometimes address passenger complaints * Ensure the tour stays on schedule * Help passengers load or unload baggage * Account for all passengers before leaving a location * Sometimes act as tour guides for passengers School bus drivers transport students to and from school and other activities. On school days, drivers pick up students in the morning and return them home or to the designated bus stop in the afternoon. School bus drivers also drive students on field trips and to sporting events and other activities. Some drivers work at schools in other occupations, such as janitors, cafeteria workers, or mechanics, between morning and afternoon trips. School bus drivers typically do the following: * Watch traffic and people carefully to ensure the safety of children getting on and off the bus * Take care of the needs of children with disabilities * Keep order and safety on the school bus * Understand and enforce the school system's rules regarding student conduct * Report disciplinary problems to the school district or parentsCompleted a daily pre-trip inspection checklist before first delivery of the day.Operated motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.
Completed a daily pre-trip inspection checklist before first delivery of the day.Selected the most efficient routes in compliance with delivery instructions and fuel policy.Presented customers with bills and receipts and collected payments for goods delivered.Checked vehicle's fluid levels and tire pressure and scheduled any required repairs.Established long-term customer relationships through prompt and courteous service.Resolved customer complaints and adjusted orders.Operated motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.Verified loads against shipping papers.Processed payments by accepting cash, checks and credit card payments.Operated heavy equipment, including forklifts, stair climbers and pallet jacks.Met and surpassed productivity targets and quality standards.Notified branch management of any vehicle safety concerns and issues.Obtained signatures needed to complete and process all paperwork in a timely manner.Answered customer questions regarding shipments.Handled merchandise in accordance with product handling standards.Verified sales orders before loading and unloading merchandise.Reported any errors found on delivery documents to supervisor.Operated manual and mechanical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.Evaluated customer needs and determined appropriate action, referring their questions to management when necessary.Loaded and unloaded merchandise at stores and vendor locations.Pulled customer tickets to fulfill orders.Inspected and maintained gas, oil and water levels as well as tires, lights and brakes.Verified the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.Obtained signatures on all invoices and credits.
Issuing Institution Location Qualification Course of Study Ft Pierce Westwood FL High School Diploma General High School Curriculum
Dispatcher, Drivers, Clients, New Products, Payments, Retail, Retail Marketing, Sales, Account For, Maintenance, Seats, Box Truck, Cdl, Cdl Class B, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Electric Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Pallet Jack
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