Transit Bus Driver (HOOS Driving Training Program – Get Paid to Train)

Operations • Job ID: R0047704
Charlottesville, VA

The HOOS Driving Training Program provides structured coursework and paid on-the-job training as a full-time, benefitted Transit Bus Driver with University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia’s Department of Parking and Transportation. Upon completion of training, employees will have obtained a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit, be able to perform a pre-trip inspection of a bus, and have the necessary workplace skills to perform work as a transit bus driver. After training, employees will begin behind-the-wheel skills test training with UTS to obtain their permanent Class B CDL.

Paid training includes:

  • CDL Permit Written Test Training (66 hours) – instruction needed to successfully pass exams for general knowledge, air brakes, and the passengers endorsement.

  • CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Training (44 hours) – thorough review and examination of a commercial vehicle’s major systems and parts to ensure safety when operating a bus

  • Workplace Readiness Training (34 hours) – customer service, time management, teamwork, problem-solving, conflict resolution, professional etiquette, etc.

  • English Language Training (75 hours / if applicable) – training targeted for non-English speakers focusing on CDL terminology, testing, and interactions with customers and CDL trainers

Training for Non-English speakers will start on Monday, July 10, 2023, and go through Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Training will take place from 9:00am to 3:30pm from Monday, July 10, 2023, to Friday, July 21, 2023, and 9:00am to 5:30pm from Monday, July 24, 2023, to Wed…

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