How To Find A Driver For Your Coach Bus
When it comes to buying a coach bus, the purchasing process is just the beginning. Following your purchase, you’ll have to walk through the insurance process, secure a place to store it, and plan for maintenance and repairs. However, once all of those things are taken care of and it is finally time to use the bus, you will then have to find a bus driver.
While this might seem like an easy process, it can be a little bit trickier than you think. In today’s blog post, Coachwest will take a look at some ways to find a qualified driver for your coach bus.
Hire A Service
The easiest way to hire a bus driver for your coach bus is to go through a service. However, this can often be difficult, as most companies have strict policies on what type of vehicles their drivers can operate. There may be some insurance hurdles to jump through when you hire a service. This is also why it is difficult to borrow buses from other businesses or faith institutions. The insurance companies may not be comfortable with the arrangement.
To hire a service, you will have to find a company that allows their drivers to drive buses that are not company property. You can also look into hiring an individual driver instead of looking to a service.
You may be surprised at how many people have a license to drive a coach bus. Before looking into hiring a service, ask around and make sure that there isn’t anybody in your immediate circles that has a license and would be willing to drive for you. If you are a church looking for a driver on a discount, this might be the only way to do so. Looking for somebody who is already licensed will almost certainly save you money, but it will also help you in terms of insurance abilities.
The last option for you if you still can’t find a driver for your coach bus is to get licensed yourself. The process isn’t actually all that expensive, but the programs themselves can take up to a year to complete. There are also several general requirements that you will have to meet, which include passing a background check, drug and alcohol check, physical examination, and having at least 20/40 corrected or uncorrected vision.
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If you are looking for coach bus solutions, get in touch with Coachwest at (310) 609-2900 or contact us online today.