Travel and adventure come standard as an Indian Trails bus driver. If you've been looking for a new and exciting career, you've found it!
As a bus driver, you can stay close to home, or travel across the country, all while meeting new people and being out on the open road. Our intensive paid training program will have you feeling confident and ready to hit the road in just 3-4 weeks.
General Description of the Job-
This position is responsible for safely operating the company’s equipment under all conditions and in accordance with prevailing laws and company policy. Courteously provide for the comfort and safety of the passengers and operate the company’s vehicles in a manner that will reflect appropriately on the company’s good name and reputation by showing the highest level of road courtesy, professional driving skill and consideration for the safety of other highway users.
Educational/Certification and other Pre-Requisites - High school diploma or equivalent required; no college classes required. Operator candidates must complete the written test requirements of the Secretary of State and possess a Temporary Instructional Permit for Commercial Driver’s License Type B license at a minimum, with air brake and passenger endorsements. Individual will be trained on the job and must complete and pass certification in the Indian Drivers Training program along with the mandatory skills test for CDL licensing. They must possess and maintain a driving record which permits them to be insurable under the Company’s insurance policy. Individual must be customer service oriented with a pleasant personality and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Purpose of the Job- The Indian Trails motorcoach operator provides safe transportation service for the company’s customers in both regular scheduled and charter service.
Operating the motorcoach according to schedules and itineraries under normal conditions.
The proper use of all mechanical units of the motorcoach
Adding fuel, oil, water or other fluids as needed and directed
Performing minor housekeeping tasks to the coach in both regular and charter service, including sweeping and mopping the floor and emptying the restroom holding tanks into approved sanitary waste receptacles. And carrying a five gallon pail of water to refill the restroom.
The collection and proper accounting of fares and tickets.
Making proper written reports as required.
Safeguarding all Company equipment and property entrusted to their care.
Keeping D.O.T. logs, trip reports and other written material current
Wearing and maintaining in neat and serviceable condition, the prescribed and proper uniform at all times.
Reporting for duty properly rested and able to meet the demands of safe driving and customer service.
Affecting minor repairs to the motorcoach within the limits of their training
Rendering aid and direction to passengers in an accident situation and protecting the coach and passengers from any additional damage or injury following an event.
Physical Abilities Required- Must be able to pass the required Federal Department of Transportation physical standards and be able to manipulate the loading and unloading in and from the baggage compartments of the motorcoach baggage, packages, freight and mail of up to 75 pounds. Must be able to sit and stand frequently, or be able to sit while driving for extended periods of time for up to three hours. Must be able to bend and physically enter the baggage compartments of the coach and perform manual dexterity functions while in a crouched position. Undergoing a complete medical examination by a physician as designated by the Company and at the Company designated intervals, including drug and alcohol testing.
Viewing and Hearing Abilities- Must be able to hear normally either with or without the assistance of a hearing aid to meet the minimum standards of the Federal Department of Transportation. Must have good visual acuity with or without corrective lenses meeting the minimum standards of the Federal Department of Transportation.
Mental Abilities- Individual must be able to plan and problem solve. Normal reasoning and judgment is required as part of the day-to-day tasks to effectively perform the job. The environment can be fast-paced, so the individual must be able to multi-task and handle reasonable amounts of stress with normal coping skills
Environment and Safety Considerations- Operate the company’s equipment safely at all times under variable weather road and light conditions. Elements of the position are performed out of the vehicle, so exposure to sun, rain, snow sleet or other weather conditions is expected.
Production Requirements- Individual must be punctual and be able to manage a variable work schedule from hours of the day to days of the week. Reasonable standards of productivity are expected within the limitations of Department of Transportation Hours of Service Regulations and all prevailing safety considerations.
Indian Trails, Inc. is a family owned business that has successfully provided intercity transportation and charters for over 100 years. Indian Trails Motor Coach is committed to providing our customers with the finest quality transportation service at a fair and competitive price. We will continuously demonstrate this in the manner in which we deliver our service and operate and maintain our equipment. We will deal fairly and honestly with our customers and employees in every aspect of our business.
Highest pay and benefit package in the area. Work for a strong, secure, stable over a 100-year old business. Great variety of experiences, travel and people. 24-hour dispatch for your support. Annual safety awards. Multi-day trips include a meal allowance and accommodations. 9 paid holidays per year. Retirement 401 (k) plan with 3% company match. Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Paid 4-5-week training program.
Make a living while traveling. Meet new people each and every day. Drive the newest fleet of luxury motorcoaches.
Positions available: Motorcoach Operators at our Owosso, Romulus and Kalamazoo locations
Potential earnings up to $47, 000 annually