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  • MAY 9 & 31
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  • "Hello Morgan and Anne, I just wanted to let you know that you have a great program and to say thanks for everything. Your staff is great! Pat and both of the Bobs were great too! They made us relax even when the nerves kicked in. Always making it fun; laughing and telling jokes. I would like to say thanks again to Kim for her encouraging emails to my boss, that was nice. Well, take care everyone!"
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    Bus Training Program
    (CDL B with Passenger Endorsement)

    Bus training consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of road and field instruction. With a total of 60 hours, the student is well prepared to begin a career in the bus driving industry.


    Bus Driver Classroom Hours

    Classroom hours for bus driver training consists of orientation, log book training, and special features of the bus with a focus on passenger safety, as well as vehicle inspection and brake inspection check.

    Handling the bus portion of the training course covers vehicle start up, shut down and operation. The student also learns basic safe driving techniques, speed and space management, picking up and dropping off passengers in a safe manner, right and left turns, backing, parking, communicating with others on the road and special concerns.

    Hazards, emergency bus maneuvers and accidents are topics also covered in classroom training with emphasis on entering and exiting roadways, city and night driving and driving in extreme weather all with the safety of passengers in mind. The student is given accident guidelines and learns emergency maneuvers, skid control and how to deal with hazards on the roadway.

    Bus Driver Field Training

    The remainder of the bus training time is spent learning the pre-trip inspection on the vehicle and the different maneuvers needed to pass the Registry of Motor Vehicles Test. Once the student feels confident and the Tri-State Instructor feels that the student is handling the equipment properly, the student then moves out onto the public roadways to complete their bus driving course.