Bus drivers are responsible for transporting passengers across defined routes. The bus drivers drive buses that run across the city, between cities or school buses that transport children to and from the school. Bus drivers must be efficient and safe drivers who can handle traffic conditions and ensure the safety of thousands of passengers on board. The work of a bus driver also involves maintaining the bus they drive in good working condition, repairing any fault, cleaning the bus regularly and ensuring that the vehicle meets the desired safety requirements.
Bus drivers may work in the public transport sector or may choose to work for schools transporting children. The duties and responsibilities of a bus driver involve long work hours and strenuous conditions.
The bus driver is responsible for driving the bus, transporting passengers safely across the pre-defined routes, maintaining the buses, cleaning the buses, checking and ensuring that the fuel is at adequate levels, monitoring the bus staff, adhering to the safety requirements and dealing with any problems that may occur on the bus.
• Must possess excellent driving skills and have a good knowledge of roads and routes
• Should be healthy and responsive to any contingencies that occur on trips