to becoming a school bus driver for M.L. Bradley
first step to become a school bus driver for
ML Bradley Ltd. is to fill out an application.
Once you fill it out attach it to your resumé
and either drop it off at our office on Frank
Kenny Rd., or mail it to ML Bradley Ltd., P.O.
Box 70, Navan, Ontario K4B 1J3.
your application is received, it will be assessed
and a background check will be done, including
and drivers' abstract searches.
applicants must then pass a Ministry written
test before training begins. The test is made
up of 60 multiple choice questions. All new
hires are given three handbooks to study from.
The Ministry also requires the results of a
current medical exam. This is the only cost
incurred by trainees. A TB test is also required
by the school boards.
the written test is completed, the classroom
and on road training begins. The training period
usually takes three to four weeks of mornings
or afternoons. The training involves learning
the pre-trip inspection, learning to drive a
large vehicle and all of the school bus procedures.
There is also a one day school bus driver improvement
the trainee is ready, he or she must pass the
driver test conducted at ML Bradley. We are
a recognized signing authority by the MTO.
successful completion of the driver's test,
all candidates must go to the Ministry office
on Walkley Road to take a vision test and receive
their temporary Class B driver's license.
final step involves driving a bus with children
on board under the supervision of the trainer
or a senior driver. When all of this is completed
to the satisfaction of the company, the trainee
is ready to drive a school bus on their own.
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