When it comes to recruiting and retaining new drivers, B & F Skilled Inc uses an extensive process to identify and screen applicants. Applications are required that provide background information on candidates and structured personal interviews are conducted to ensure the hiring of qualified, competent personnel.

B & F Skilled Inc believes that recruiting qualified, responsible drivers is a critical element in providing the safest possible student transportation. We promote good driving practices by recognizing accident-free driving, perfect attendance and workplace safety.

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DRIVERS

Non Board of Education Drivers Requirements:

All drivers must have a clean driving record (no suspensions, no points)

Acceptable Classes: CDL License A,B, or C without any restrictions (N2 is not acceptable)

Must be 21 years or older

Must have at least 2 years of CDL Driving Experience

 

Board of Education Driver Qualification:

A Social Security card, and if not a United States citizen, a Green Card or Resident Card.

New York State commercial driver’s license (CDL) with CDL “S” (school bus) endorsement and “P” (passenger) endorsement.

letter from the bus company, on company letterhead, requesting certification.

Three letters of reference (from individuals, organizations and/or agencies not related by blood or marriage to the driver) that attest to his or her character and work record.

19-A final qualification letter (result of DMV fingerprint process).

13 county criminal history check letter dated within 60 days.

Physical performance test dated within 60 days. This exam is given once every two years.

Medical examination and Purified Protein Derivative Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) dated within 90 days. If PPD is positive the results of a chest x-ray are required.

Driver Must have no felony or misdemeanor convictions for a crime of moral turpitude (conduct that is against community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals) (NYSED / OPT).

Clean drug test results dated within 60 days.

Abstract of official vehicle operating record from NYSDMV—19A Active-School Qualified. If not, driver should provide an add-on to roster letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DS-870).

Pre-service training certificate—completion of three hour course provided through an OPT-certified training location.

Spring/fall refresher certificate—two hour required refresher course provided through an OPT-certified training location. Drivers must attend a yearly refresher course.

Complete OPT application signed by bus company representative. Driver will be certified under this company.

  • If you want to become Certified with the Department of Education (OPT) we will help you complete and process your application.
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Attendant MATRONS

Every special education vehicle must have an attendant responsible for assisting special education children during their ride to and from school. An attendant is also required to assist each child from the bus to the front door of the school.

Attendants must be at least 21 years old and certified in order to transport students. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) mandates standards that apply to school bus attendants across the state. A key component of certification is completion of required training at an approved Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT)  training location. All attendants are required to attend mandatory refresher courses each year.

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MECHANICS

Must be at least 21

Multiple Positions are Available

Hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.    (optional)

Have a personality that can adapt to day-to-day surprises that require on-the-go adaptation to daily plans and overtime as needed.

Be friendly internally and externally, with strong communications skills.

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