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Offline Learnist Careers

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Bus Driver Interview Questions
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:12:25 PM »


Bus Driver Interview Questions

To be in with a fair chance of success in an interview to be a bus driver, it is important to make sure you have researched the job (if you haven’t done it before). Expect as a formality to be asked about your driving qualifications, any experience working with the public and relevant experience.

You should also be aware that the interview will not be the final hurdle in getting the job. There will also be some kind of psychometric test alongside key skills exams.


When getting ready for an interview to be a bus driver you should prepare yourself for a bit of a psychological ordeal. It is certainly not as straight forward as many might think. Although the company will have to provide training, especially practical (driving a bus) it will want to keep such costs down as much as possible. You will be asked about procedures in the event of an incident such as a collision, fire onboard or a passenger unwilling to pay or leave the bus.

Obviously this job involves heavy involvement with the public, so try to bear in mind health and safety. If you tailor your the beginning of your answer around keeping your passengers safe, you won’t go far wrong.


With regards to the ins and outs of company protocol and rules and regulations, the strength of your answers will be dependent on the amount of research you have done before this stage. “The more the better” rule applies here as being more up to date with the companies policies and procedures will ensure you have the edge over other potential employees. It will also indicate that the company will be able to spend less time training you which more importantly, to them, means less money training you.

If you have a strong knowledge base and present yourself as enthusiastic throughout the interview, you will be in a strong position to be selected for further training.


You can start getting ready for your Bus Driver interview by checking out the answers for most asked interview questions.

The questions will be about dealing with the customers mostly.

It's great idea to make a research about the company you are applying as they may ask questions about it.

Most asked interview questions:

Tell me about yourself
Why should we hire you?
Why do you want this job?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What are your salary expectations?
What motivates you?
Give some examples of teamwork
Describe a difficult work situation project and how you overcame it

Expect numeracy, literacy tests or personality tests as well.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 08:30:05 AM by Learnist Careers »

Offline Glenys

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Re: Bus Driver Interview Questions
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 02:18:16 PM »
No experience myself, and certainly not a job i could do, i get nervous driving somewhere new in my own car, let alone a bus with loads of passengers!  It is a good job to do though if you can.  You get to meet lots of people, not always the same people everyday as your route will vary too.  You will need to have a clean driving licence though and keep it that way

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Re: Bus Driver Interview Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 01:59:15 AM »
Obviously, you need the proper license to be able to drive a bus, and you'll be expected to have some proper training too.


Bus drivers have to be friendly too, as this will make people more willing to get on the buses, thus increasing the company's profits! Employers think about all kinds of things like this.


Make sure you research proper about what to do in the case of an accident, whether it's your fault or another driver's fault. This is very important. It will also help if you have a clean driving record too.

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 09:25:58 PM »
 >:( there should not be any laws about buying alcohol to drink on coaches. any of the passengers complain about drinking alcohol, the coach drivers should not take any notice about drinking alcohol. because drinking alcohol on coaches should not be banned.

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Re: Bus Driver Interview Questions
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 03:44:55 PM »
Thanks.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 08:26:04 AM by Learnist Careers »

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Re: Bus Driver Interview Questions
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 06:42:10 PM »
>:( there should not be any laws about buying alcohol to drink on coaches. any of the passengers complain about drinking alcohol, the coach drivers should not take any notice about drinking alcohol. because drinking alcohol on coaches should not be banned.

Eh? Drunk coach drivers, that's just crazy?

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 09:53:43 AM »
Having been a bus/coach driver for years, and this is a hard job to start with and a lot of training which can take upto six weeks if you don't own a Psv licence! But is def not a job for the faint hearted, but it is a very rewarding job for instance helping the elderly and disabled aboard your bus and driving them to there destination as safely as possible.
If your a service bus you can refuse entry to people that are to drunk to stand but this is not always easy so you have to try to reason with them drinking and causing abuse on a bus is against the law but if you conceal the drink and do drink on a bus the driver cannot stop any one unless they are abusive towards other passengers.what I'm trying to say is the bus company's know that alcohol is consumed on the buses and this can't be stopped unless the person is breaking the law which will be dealt with by police.

 

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