Bus driver quilifications

Bus driver quilifications

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Concerned

Euless, TX

#1 Jul 10, 2013
The Rolla school district does not require a DOT physical I wonder why this is I know several of them can't pass a real DOT physical to transport regular freight but they can drive children around. Just a interesting fact if your child may be hurt in a bus accident. Glad I take my kids to school.
truth

Dothan, AL

#2 Jul 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
The Rolla school district does not require a DOT physical I wonder why this is I know several of them can't pass a real DOT physical to transport regular freight but they can drive children around. Just a interesting fact if your child may be hurt in a bus accident. Glad I take my kids to school.
A lot of schools do not required DOT physicals. They still have to have a physical done that checked all basics like drug screen, eyesight, blood pressure and medications they are on.
Abc

United States

#3 Jul 11, 2013
They have to go get a physical from a doctor specified for a school bus driver, background check from the FBI with fingerprints, an eye test, written driving test and after 40 hours of training, they do the bus driving test. There's a lot of things involved with it to become a driver. It's not like try just take anybody off the streets that wants to do it.
Blah

United States

#4 Jul 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
The Rolla school district does not require a DOT physical I wonder why this is I know several of them can't pass a real DOT physical to transport regular freight but they can drive children around. Just a interesting fact if your child may be hurt in a bus accident. Glad I take my kids to school.
umm maybe your children are not freight. oh btw your kids would be in safe hands by a bus driver. They do cpr training.
slim

United States

#5 Jul 11, 2013
You have to beable to drink a case of beer and still beable to drive so you can deal with the kids
Watch Dog

California, MO

#6 Jul 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
The Rolla school district does not require a DOT physical I wonder why this is I know several of them can't pass a real DOT physical to transport regular freight but they can drive children around. Just a interesting fact if your child may be hurt in a bus accident. Glad I take my kids to school.
Looking into this, the physical form they give to the Dr.is a form the school gets from DESE. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the state of Missouri. It is the correct physical required by law. While your taking your students to school, maybe you could take a spelling class, after all you are already there.
NTjr

Waynesville, MO

#7 Jul 11, 2013
To renew CDL s , you have to show proof of physical , Bus can be added , but you have to do training befor you can get it added . If you have CDL s and no longer drive , you will have to drop down to a class E or get regular driver license
Carl Smith

California, MO

#8 Jul 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
The Rolla school district does not require a DOT physical I wonder why this is I know several of them can't pass a real DOT physical to transport regular freight but they can drive children around. Just a interesting fact if your child may be hurt in a bus accident. Glad I take my kids to school.
Concerned;Just maybe before spouting your mouth off, you should do more research on your topic, so you don't look so foolish next time.
NTjr

Waynesville, MO

#9 Jul 12, 2013
If Im not mistaken , You can have a Bus endorsement on your CDL , but this doesnt cover school buses
truth

Clinton, MO

#10 Jul 13, 2013
NTjr wrote:
If Im not mistaken , You can have a Bus endorsement on your CDL , but this doesnt cover school buses
The endorsement that covers school buses is an "S" endorsement.
haha

Clinton, MO

#11 Jul 13, 2013
This whole thing cracks me up... If you want to drive your kids to school then by all means do so. But I see more parents out there taking and picking their kids up from school doing more dangerous things than I see the bus drivers do. How many parents stop in the middle of the street to pick up your kids? Or pass busses on your way to work? Or pass other cars in the drop off lanes or drop off your kids in the bus lane where they have to walk between the buses? Nobody is perfect and everyone is busy, but everyone needs to stop and think is getting to work faster worth the chance you take with your child's life?
who watches the Watch Dog

Rolla, MO

#12 Jul 13, 2013
Watch Dog wrote:
<quoted text>Looking into this, the physical form they give to the Dr.is a form the school gets from DESE. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the state of Missouri. It is the correct physical required by law. While your taking your students to school, maybe you could take a spelling class, after all you are already there.
While *you're* taking your students to school ...

Sorry, but you started it.
Concerned

United States

#13 Jul 17, 2013
I know the cdl physical that is required this year is done by a certified doctor the school district has you go to any doctor that will pass u Some drivers would not pass a real Cdl physical but can still be excepted to drive a bus we have drivers who can't physically even do CPR because they can't get on the ground and get back up without help seen one with a cane. It is all politics and money with this school and they do the legal cover their but in court minimum
Watch dog

United States

#14 Jul 17, 2013
NTjr wrote:
To renew CDL s , you have to show proof of physical , Bus can be added , but you have to do training befor you can get it added . If you have CDL s and no longer drive , you will have to drop down to a class E or get regular driver license
. The school district is exempt from a proof of physical so bus drivers at a state ran barn don't have to even get a physical to renew
?

Clinton, MO

#15 Jul 17, 2013
Concerned wrote:
I know the cdl physical that is required this year is done by a certified doctor the school district has you go to any doctor that will pass u Some drivers would not pass a real Cdl physical but can still be excepted to drive a bus we have drivers who can't physically even do CPR because they can't get on the ground and get back up without help seen one with a cane. It is all politics and money with this school and they do the legal cover their but in court minimum
Sounds like you are an employee...if you don't like your job then maybe you can go somewhere else.
Watch Dog

California, MO

#16 Jul 17, 2013
Watch dog wrote:
<quoted text>. The school district is exempt from a proof of physical so bus drivers at a state ran barn don't have to even get a physical to renew
Wow didn't think there were people out here this stupid. Google the DESE website, it will tell everyone here the facts about the School Bus Physical. And yes, Rolla schools are doing exactly what the State of Missouri requires them to do. This is the REAL Watch Dog, not the wannabe. Enough said.
Watch Dog

California, MO

#17 Jul 17, 2013
The DESE web site states that School Bus Drivers must have the annual School Bus physical 1 every year no earlier than 90 days before the beginning of the school year.Im not aware of any other profession that requires a physical every year as a condition of employment. CDL truck drivers are only required to get a physical every 2 years. School bus drivers every year. Google it, its all there for the reading. Why do people want to get on here and talk crap they no nothing about. It will probably be the demise of this site someday.RESEARCH the topic people .
rider

Clinton, MO

#19 Jul 18, 2013
you only have to have a DOT physical for interstate driving, if you stay in state you do not need one with your CDL.

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