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2016 Is the Year to Become a Bus Driver

If you have ever been interested in becoming a bus driver, 2016 might be the best time to get started. There is always a demand for skilled bus drivers, especially school bus drivers. Passionate individuals with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are invaluable to the bus driving industry, and you can become a sought-after candidate by signing up for classes at United Truck Driving School.


The Middle Tennessee area has recently experienced a massive shortage of school bus drivers, creating a great opportunity for those interested in bus driving. As of December of 2015, there were over 100 vacant school bus driving positions needing to be filled.

So if you’re a morning person with a passion for working with kids and a CDL Class B license, now is the perfect time to get out on the road.

Long-Term Career

Career bus drivers have found that they are able to work comfortably year after year in their profession. There are plenty of different paths you can take in your bus driving career, including positions such as:

  • School bus driver
  • Transit bus driver
  • Charter bus driver
  • Tour bus driver
  • Intercity bus driver
  • Many more!

Finding the right position for you depends on your personality and your own career goals.


You can only become a professional bus driver after you have obtained the proper commercial driver’s license. There are certified bus driving schools that offer hands-on, comprehensive training courses that allow you to earn the proper CDL you need to get started.

Training is designed to teach you how to safely and properly operate and maintain passenger buses. You do not need a college degree to become a bus driver, either

Earn Your Class B CDL at United Truck Driving School.

United Truck Driving School has convenient locations in Tennessee and Mississippi to better serve you. Signing up for classes is easy and the quicker you sign up, the quicker you can begin your rewarding career on the road.

Interested in truck driving? Learn more about why that is a great idea in 2016 here.