Hard time finding bus drivers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Swadian, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Drivers are hard to find period... one of the reasons I didn't expand my business. I don't wanna be doing orientation every weekend..
     
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  3. 88228822

    88228822 Heavy Load Member

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    felony = scarlet letter

    Its ridiculous, unfair, and counterproductive.

    I have no criminal record btw.
     
  4. Bill51

    Bill51 Road Train Member

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    Swadian,
    Good luck to you in your search. Thanks for sharing and answering questions.

    While driving the ET highway, my GF and I came up with the idea for cow safety vests after almost hitting an all black cow at night. "Open range".
     
  5. Swadian

    Swadian Light Load Member

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    Explain that to the insurance company, not to me. By the way, there's not much choices for bus insurance here in Nevada.
     
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  6. Good bloom

    Good bloom Light Load Member

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    then there is a bathroom inside also drivers responsibility.
     
  7. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    I spent 20 years as a coach bus driver, I gotta laugh at all the comments about all the things that bus drivers have to do/put up with. While I definitely had some moments (like the time that the very short, very fat lady had a heart attack and died and the paramedics couldn’t carry her out of the bus so they ended up putting her in a stretcher and sliding it out an emergency window onto the roof of the ambulance), it was generally pretty easy work, and motorcoachs are fun to drive. I only recently switched to truck driving because the money is better, and if I was single I’d be tempted to look into this gig further, because it sounds pretty lucrative.
     
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  8. Sportster2000

    Sportster2000 Road Train Member

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    Those motorcoaches do ride better than a truck. Driven a few different varieties. Transit, MCI Coach, and articulating buses. Just something that I don't want to do yet for a full time job.
     
  9. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

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    At least they get the better HOS. Your clock stops anytime you go off duty unlike us truckers.

    College spring break trips and getting to eat free also sounds lovely.
     
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    How about one of dem armored buses carting half the US Senate around town?
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    What's the pay? Weekly.
     
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