Driver Training and Education

People are the foundation of our business. That’s why we begin by hiring drivers who share our passion for safety. Then we provide them with training to ensure a high level of competence in their jobs.

Our Driver Education and Training Program is comprised of a comprehensive set of modules delivered in the classroom and behind-the-wheel. In addition to safety and driving proficiency, our training ensures that drivers have the skills and sensitivity to deal confidently with any situation they may encounter.

Classroom Training Modules:

  • Responsibilities of the Bus Company
  • Responsibilities of the Bus Driver
  • Meet the Bus
  • Pre & Post Trip Inspections
  • Mirror Adjustments & Reference Points
  • Check your Brakes
  • Safety Essentials
  • Defensive Driving
  • Intersections
  • Safe Backing
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Danger Zones
  • Student Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Safe Bus Stops
  • Emergency Evacuations
  • Post-Accident Procedures
  • Epi Pen Procedures
  • Smart Driver for School Buses
  • Human Rights and Diversity Training

Behind the Wheel Training Modules:

  • Vehicle & Brake Inspection
  • Following Distance
  • Left Turns
  • Right Turns
  • Mirror Adjustments
  • Use of signals and Horn
  • Student Loading
  • Student Unloading
  • Use of Accelerator and Brakes
  • Intersections
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Defensive Driving
  • Backing
  • Merging and Lane Changing
  • Pedestrian Awareness
  • Child Check & Post-Trip Inspections