How You Can Become a Charter Bus Driver in LA

Motor coach drivers transport people on chartered trips or tours and their common duties include keeping the tour on schedule, accounting for all passengers and addressing a passenger’s complaints. Sometimes they also have the role of tour guide. Nevertheless, a fair amount of stress is involved in this type of job, due to driving in difficult road or weather conditions or dealing with pretentious or misbehaved passengers. That is why you must know everything that this job involves before you set out in looking for one.

For starters, a career as a charter bus rental Los Angeles driver begins with at least one to three months of training. Most American states employ only drivers who turned eighteen years old. Still, it is mandatory for drivers to be at least twenty one years old in order to cross state lines. It is also mandatory for a charter bus rental chauffeur to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The minimum requirements for this position are 20/40 corrected or uncorrected vision, good hearing and a seventy degree field vision in each eye. Almost all states check the driving records of prospective charter bus rental drivers before considering them for commercial driver’s license. The one that have a history of serious traffic violations or who have suspended licenses or a history of serious traffic violations will not be eligible for a CDL. In some cases some of the CDL driving skills testing are not required for applicants who can demonstrate a two year history of safe driving.

All charter bus drivers have to participate at a training course that can last from a few weeks to a few months. Most of the novice drivers work with an experienced driver who provides guidance, answers questions and evaluates their performance. Usually the training is a combination of classroom instruction and practice behind the wheel. The classroom instruction includes safety regulations, schedule reading, passenger courtesy and record keeping and the behind the wheel practice teaches new chauffeurs how to maneuver a motor coach.

A motor coach driver must have a CDL issued from the state in which the chauffeur resides. Almost all employers look for charter bus drivers who have a Class B license and proper endorsements, like the Passenger endorsement. In order to receive their CDL, drivers must pass several skills and knowledge test. The skills test must be taken in a vehicle equivalent to the model a motor coach driver will be driving in their occupation and the knowledge test focuses on the regulations and rules learned during the training period. Many companies look to hire drivers with some amount of experience, so it is best to work as a commercial chauffeur, a school bus driver, a recreation guide or a courier after completing your training.

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