If this is your first time chartering a bus, or if it’s been a while since the last time you did, we’ve composed a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to help you through the process.

Check out this link to our FAQ’s for guidance: https://vipchartercoaches.com/about-us/faqs/


If you crave a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, a career in bus driving might be a great fit for you.

Every passenger has a story.

  • One of them is on his way to a make-or-break business meeting.
  • Another one is nervous – she’s on her way to starting a new life in a new city.
  • A family is on their way to warm weather, soft sand, and grandma’s house.

As a bus driver, it’s your job to relieve the businessman of unnecessary travel worries so he can focus on his meeting, greet the scared young woman with a warm, comforting smile to help ease her nerves, and provide the family a safe trip to the airport so the kids can get to grandma’s in one piece.

Great bus drivers don’t just drive, they care. They go beyond the job description to ensure their passengers have the best experience possible on their journey – no matter where they are going or what their story is.

But what are some other qualities that make great bus drivers? If you want to be happy, appreciated, and confident in your position, it’s important that you have a few key personality traits. Here are some qualities that make a great bus driver:

  1. They’re personable.

As the driver, you are acting as the face of your bus line’s brand. And, while your driving skills are a crucial part of that brand, your ability to interact with your passengers is also very important.

It’s your job to make every passenger feel welcome, comfortable, and appreciated. People remember kindness and friendliness, and if they have a positive experience, they will likely come back.

  1. They’re willing to lead.

Are you a born leader? Do you enjoy taking the wheel (pun intended!) when things need to get done?

All great bus drivers are natural leaders. As a driver, you’re in charge of the well-being of a bus full of passengers. So, having that ability and confidence to lead is essential.

  1. They’re calm under pressure.

Bus drivers have no control of those around them while on the road, and must be ready for anything that might cross their paths.

A few challenges bus drives might face include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Disgruntled passengers
  • Road rage
  • Poor traffic conditions

Your first priority as a driver is the safety of your passengers. Being able to make rational decisions under pressure is a key quality in great bus drivers.

  1. They’re dedicated to their work.

Having passion for your work is a major part of your life happiness. The majority of the workforce spends about one third of their lives working, so you need to make sure you’re doing something you love.

The best bus drivers are not only dedicated to their work, but they’re also proud to be drivers.

  1. They’re respectful of others.

The foundation of a great operation is a great team. So, in addition to showing the utmost respect for their passengers, great drivers also treat their colleagues with respect.

In the end, great bus drivers care. They care about their passengers, their colleagues, and their work. Every passenger has a story, and every bus driver has the opportunity help make it a great one.

Ready to take the wheel?

If you crave a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, a career in bus driving might be a great fit for you. https://vipchartercoaches.com/about-us/employment/

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Traveling with students by motor coach this year? Here is what you should know before you go:

1. Bathroom: Motor coach buses are equipped with a bathroom. However, bathroom contents are only emptied at the end of the trip. For the comfort of all passengers, please use the bus bathroom only in cases of true emergency. Tour leaders plan regular restroom stops into all trips, both on long drive stretches to your destination and during walking tours.

2. Complete Stop: For your safety, please do not stand or move around the bus when the bus is in motion, even if it is slowing to a stop. Heavy traffic can sometimes result in abrupt stops or bus motions. Please stay safe and remain seated.

3. Bag Storage: Suitcases and luggage are stored in a compartment underneath the bus. Pack a small bag of essentials to have with you while traveling on the bus. Overhead storage space above each seat  is limited. Pack only what is comfortable to have on your lap or at your feet.

4. Know Where to Go:  In certain locations, the bus drop-off point is different than the pick-up or meet-up place. Pay extremely close attention to the words of your tour leader before you exit the bus so that you are informed of the final meeting location.

5. Take a Picture: Take a physical or mental picture of your bus and note the bus number. This information may be critical for relocating the group if you find yourself lost.

6. High Energy, Little Crumbs: Our tours often involve a large amount of walking; it is the best way to see any city! If you decide to snack, choose snacks that are healthy and provide a lot of energy, such as fruit or granola bar. For the cleanliness of the bus and comfort of other passengers, select snacks that do not create many crumbs.

7. Trash Cans: A trash can is often located at the front of every bus. Gather your trash and throw out the next time you exit the bus. Remember to stay seated until the bus fully stops.

8. Featured Film:  Almost all motor coaches are equipped with a DVD player and TVs for viewing. If you choose to show a movie, please make sure that the content is appropriate for the traveling age group.

9. Say Hello and Thank You:  The bus driver works diligently to ensure that you arrive safely and on time at your destination. Show your appreciation and respect by greeting the driver when you step on the bus and thanking the driver when you exit. Your gratitude is valued and goes a long way.

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While checking out some industry news, I stumbled upon this list published by the United Motorcoach Association with the advantages of motorcoach travel. It’s right on point and some great info to consider when planning your next group travel arrangements. – Maureen

Top ten reasons why you should take a Motorcoach:

  1. We do the driving. You’re free of the hassles of traffic, road maps, parking and backseat drivers. You’re finally free of distractions and responsibilities; free enough to enjoy the travel while a professional driver handles the wheel.
  2. Finally. YOU can see the sights. What good is it to drive through the scenic mountains and deserts and villages of the Nation if your entire field of view is a broken white line or the bumper ahead? In a motorcoach, your own panoramic window is a magic carpet.
  3. Sleep if you’d like. Today’s luxury motorcoach provides you with stylish and comfortable recliner seats. This is what luxury travel used to be like.
  4. Socialize with friends. If you’d rather visit with friends and fellow travelers, you can do it virtually any time you feel up to it. There’s no better way to meet new acquaintances or to enjoy the company of old friends than the adventure of travel together.
  5. Enjoy a movie. Can’t sleep? Not up to conversation? In most cases, you can now enjoy a full-length feature film or videos of your group’s own activities while you travel.
  6. Save money. There is no more economical way to travel. Period. You’ll be surprised to find that luxury doesn’t come at a high price on today’s motorcoach. In most cases, each traveler’s share of the cost of a professional motorcoach will be far less than other modes of public transportation and even less than private autos. (By the way, have you ever tried to coordinate the movements of 20 separate cars for a single trip? Do you want that headache again?)
  7. Door-to-door service. Your charter coach can go where you are and take you to where you want to be. There’s no substitute for the tremendous convenience of a motorcoach’s door-to-door service. Nor is there a substitute for the security and peace-of-mind which comes from that service. You don’t have to worry about dark parking lots in strange cities or shady characters on street corners.
  8. Consider the environment. Seeing America responsibly also means leaving the beauty intact for the next visitors. Today’s motorcoach has become both fuel efficient and environmentally-sound. On a per passenger basis, a modern motorcoach is among the cleanest modes of transportation in the world. That’s especially important when your group travels through America’s majestic National Park system.
  9. Safety…Safety…Safety… In the world of the professional motorcoach industry, there is nothing more important than safety. Accident statistics maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, part of the USDOT) bear this out year after year. According to their records, you were 1,097 times more likely to experience a fatal accident in your own car during 1994 than aboard a motorcoach.
  10. You love to be surprised. Frankly, if your last trip by motorcoach was more than five years ago, you have a treat in store. This isn’t the bus you rode to grammar school or home from college. This isn’t the way you came back from visiting Aunt Agnes. Today’s European style motorcoach is a delight. And as America’s professionals, we’ll delight in surprising you with it.

http://www.uma.org/consumer/advantage-of-motorcoach-travel/10 Reasons from United Motorcoach Association