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Van Driver

Van Driver

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A van driver is a person who, under the supervision of a manager, supervisor, dispatcher or trainer, operates a van over designated routes transporting school pupils to and from school or other locations. In addition, a driver may transport students on private charter trips. Drivers may also work with disabled individuals.





  • Drive a van daily over designated routes in accordance with time schedules, loading and unloading pupils at designated locations and schools.
  • Transport school pupils and teachers on school activity trips.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among school pupils or clients.
  • Follow company policies regarding pupil/client management and relations with parents, teachers, guardians, medical practitioners, medical facilities, and the public in general.
  • As requested by the Operations Manager or Dispatcher, verify route turn for turn sheets and note any route changes with written notes.
  • As requested by the Operations Manager or Dispatcher, make additional directional or landmark notations on bus route sheets to assist future new or substitute bus drivers.
  • As requested by the Operations Manager or Dispatcher, observe and track route timing, such as total time en-route; time between stops; loading and unloading times or any other requested information for the purpose of establishing route efficiency.
  • Keep records and submit reports as required.
  • Sweep, clean and refuel vans.
  • Report all mechanical deficiencies promptly.
  • Instruct students on safe riding classes and perform evacuation drills as directed.
  • All other duties as assigned.




Essential Job Requirements:


  • Must be 21 years of age, held a license for 3 years.
  • State required Chauffeur's License with Pupil Transportation card. **Company PAID training provided**
  • Current report of Driver Physical Examination.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of assigned vehicles. May include extra equipment such as wheelchair lifts, under all road and weather conditions.
  • Must have a clear driving record.


Preferred Employment Standards:


  • High School Diploma
  • Certificate of training in first aid and CPR if required by contract.