Why The School Bus Industry Is Getting the Worst Of The Driver Shortage

Earlier this week we saw …..

The national guard deployed to drive school buses.
A party bus with stripper poles was used to pick up students 
New York City deploy a campaign to try to convince 500,000 commercial drivers to drive a school bus.

Wow!

To be clear, there was a driver shortage well before Covid, but the pandemic has accelerated and exacerbated the situation tenfold. Every bus company is short-staffed, but why are school bus companies getting the worst of it?

5 Awesome Transit Jobs Near Baltimore

One of the coolest things about Baltimore is that it’s in the middle of Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Virginia, and even The rest of Maryland. (For those who don’t live here, and could be wondering why I mentioned Baltimore and Maryland separately….  It’s Baltimore is its own State within a State lol) Anywho! This allows for…

The Problem With Transit Operator Training

“When you rule in fear, you’ll never get the best out of people” Tweet “6:00 am That’s the time you better be in training, at your desk, eyes wide open ready to learn. Doors are shut at 6:01 am 6:02 am, If you aren’t in your seat, you might as well start looking for another…

How To Recruit School Bus Drivers in 2021

How To Recruit School Bus Drivers in 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share To Your Favorite Social Media Channel By Clicking Any Of The Buttons Above If you go to your favorite job site, you’ll see no shortage of hiring pitches seeking dedicated, hard-working bus drivers. With…

Why Bus Operators Should Consider Leaving Unions

Why Bus Drivers Should Consider Leaving Transit Unions Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn A Labor union is an organization formed by workers in a particular trade, industry, or company to improve pay, benefits, and working conditions. Officially known as a “labor organization,” and also called a “trade union”…

How does hiring on Supir compare to traditional hiring

How does hiring on Supir compare to traditional hiring? Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Compared to hiring drivers through a staffing agency or lengthy recruitment processes, it’s often easier to find the right driver on Supir and faster to get them behind the wheel. Let’s take a closer…

Why are bus drivers so rude?

Why are bus drivers rude? Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn In my ten years of driving the bus, I have probably been asked this question hundreds of times: “Why is/was your coworker so damn rude?” I’ve also seen other drivers face this question, and unfortunately, in most cases,…

How to find bus drivers

3 Things We Did To Get Bus Drivers To Choose Supir Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn When I first came up with the idea for Supir, one of the biggest pushbacks I’d received from people I had talked to was, “If the transportation industry is short 65,000 people…