Creating an Incentive for Training
It’s no secret that training is necessary to keep skills sharp and knowledge current. The school bus industry has a stellar safety record for a reason. Even at the district level, it is possible to foster an ongoing environment of learning. It’s all about incentive.
Recently, Lincoln County School District #2 Transportation put in place a program that awards drivers who seek out continuing education. When criteria are met, these drivers receive a pay increase. The district benefits by having safer, more conscientious drivers, and decreased new driver training costs.
If you are interested in implementing a similar program in your county, STS is available to help in any way possible.