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30 Bus Driver Questions and Answers by on March 24th, 2020

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Does traffic congestion stress you out? How will you handle working peak driving times in our city?

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Bus Driver Interview Questions

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    Does traffic congestion stress you out? How will you handle working peak driving times in our city?

  2. 2.

    Are you available to drive a variety of shifts, even when called at the last minute?

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    Talk to me about the dispatch or radio equipment you are most experienced with.

  4. 4.

    Tell us about yourself.

  5. 5.

    In the event of an accident, what procedures would you follow?

  6. 6.

    Would your current employer be willing to provide a reference for you?

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    How do you react when another motorist does something you deem to be dangerous, or irresponsible?

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    How long do you see yourself working as a bus driver?

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    As a bus driver, you will be responsible for the elderly and other vulnerable people. Have you worked in this type of environment?

  10. 10.

    Have you ever been terminated from a driving job?

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    How do you feel about working long hours, overtime, holidays and weekends?

  12. 12.

    How do you build rapport with your passengers?

  13. 13.

    How would you rate your customer service skills from 1-10? Provide an example to back your rating.

  14. 14.

    Why do you want to be a bus driver?

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    What characteristics make you a good bus driver?

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    What will we gain by hiring you as a bus driver?

  17. 17.

    What is the most enjoyable aspect of operating a bus?

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    What attracted you to our transit company and this bus driving position?

  19. 19.

    How well do you know our city and its bus routes?

  20. 20.

    How important is it that stops and schedules be regular and on time? How will you help to make this happen?

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    If you were to encounter icy conditions, how would you handle the situation? What type of road conditions are you accustomed to?

  22. 22.

    Have you ever been convicted of a DUI?

  23. 23.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  24. 24.

    Tell me one thing about yourself that you would like to improve.

  25. 25.

    What was the closest you came to an accident while driving on the job? Did you learn anything from the situation?

  26. 26.

    Are you able to pass a full background check, including criminal history and drug screening?

  27. 27.

    How solid is your geographical knowledge of our city and the surrounding area?

  28. 28.

    Take a few minutes to walk me through your formal bus driver training.

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    We need bus drivers who are timely and reliable. How often are you late or absent from work?

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    What do you know about the mechanics of a bus? Are you able to troubleshoot minor issues?