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Your driver is a trained professional who is dedicated to providing safe pupil transportation. Driving a school bus is a demanding job - maneuvering a 30,000 pound vehicle in all kinds of weather while, at the same time, effectively a bus full of "active" students. It requires a patient, highly skilled person behind the wheel who is willing to assume a tremendous amount of responsibility for the precious cargo they transport.
Driver applicants are thoroughly evaluated before hire. After a successful interview, they must complete a medical examination, criminal background checks, drug screening and a driving record check. Initial training consists of 15 hours of classroom instruction followed by 20-30 hours of on-the-road training with a certified On Board Instructor. State evaluators administer the test for the Commercial Driver's License. Once licensed and certified, drivers are required to complete annual in-service training, an annual physical, have their driving record reviewed quarterly and are subject to random drug testing, as per federal law. Every six years, a driver must complete certification renewal training by attending nine hours of classroom instruction and accomplishing a driving evaluation.
Mechanicsburg drivers take transporting your children seriously and they strive to provide the best possible transportation experience.