Bus Driver

Current Location:

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary Desc:

$30k - $32K Annually + $2k Sign On Bonus + Benefits

Start Date:

Ongoing

Date Posted:

10/8/2018

Sector:

Transit Driver, Bus/Motorcoach Drivers
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Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW - AMERICAN COACH LINES & MEGABUS SE:

  1. American Coach Lines:
    1. Began operations in 1975 in Atlanta, GA
    2. Its charter division provides more 15,000 charters per year
    3. Its contract division serves Metropolitan Atlanta and Jacksonville State University, AL
  2. Megabus SE:
    1. Megabus provides low-cost, express bus service to more than 120 cities across the US
    2. Megabus Atlanta started operations in November 2011 with 45 professional drivers and has doubled to about 90 drivers in present day
  3. Coach USA:
    1. Motor coach operator company committed to greener, safer and better value transportation
    2. Owns & operates 36 local companies across the US which operates scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters, city sightseeing tours and megabus.com
    3. Employs close to 6,000 workers throughout the United States
  4. Employee Work Life:
    1. Energetic, technological, fast paced, committed to workplace diversity and strives to accommodate employee work-life-balance
    2. Management Teams are committed to listening to employee ideas and reward staff for making the workplace a better, more efficient place to work
  5. Employee Benefits:
    1. Employee benefits are offered to full-time employees including:  medical, dental, vision, 401k retirement, paid holidays….to name a few.
  6. Application Process:
Internal Applicants must submit an updated resume to the American Coach Lines HR Department located at 705 Lively Avenue, Norcross, GA 30071, (E-mails Welcome at jay.joseph@coachusa.com, www.coachusa.jobs).
External Applicants must submit a signed and updated employment application to the American Coach Lines HR Department located at 705 Lively Avenue, Norcross, GA 30071 (E-mails Welcome at jay.joseph@coachusa.com, www.coachusa.jobs).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operates a variety of motor coaches and/or shuttle buses in the Metropolitan Atlanta area
  • Communicates any bus mechanical problems to supervisors and the garage to resolve the issue
  • Checks each coach for safety related and other defects as required
  • Works with a wide variety of people and be able to work with their needs and requests
  • Resolves customer issues to their satisfaction with or without the assistance of the office
  • Completes paperwork as prescribed by the company and Federal guidelines, including Daily Logs and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.
  • Reads & understands paperwork and notices that are given out for the driver's information
  • Handles job-related stress that comes from customers, other drivers, road conditions, etc., including last minute changes
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Ability to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Provide a completed employment application with 10 year work history
  • Provide a current 7 year motor vehicle report that has no more than one serious DOT violation in the past three years and no more than four violations in the past seven years
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Ability to legally work in the United States
  • Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License with a Class A or B CDL, Passenger Endorsement and no air brake restrictions (if driving a vehicle with air brakes)
  • Must possess negative drug or alcohol tests from previous employers
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug-screen
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must pass all American Coach Lines of Atlanta’s Safety & Training Programs
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in the transportation industry
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds at a time and must be able to sit, stand, squat, kneel & bend at any given time
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to travel on intra-state routes
WORK SCHEDULE:
  • Ability to work split shifts, flexible schedules such as occasional weekends, holidays, special days, etc.

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