Driver Trainer
Job Description

Driver Trainer

SOUTHLAND Transportation is pleased to be providing student transportation service in the Halifax region for the upcoming school year!

We take pride in hiring locally and are currently seeking a Driver Trainer in advance of the 2020/2021 school year. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing company that offers competitive wages, professional growth, and work-life balance.

Nature and Scope:

SOUTHLAND Transportation is currently seeking a part-time Driver Trainer. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess superior leadership skills in the training and development of our professional drivers. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate with tact and diplomacy in confidential matters. A high attention to detail, exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, and a focus on the continuous improvement of safe driving skills and customer service are key to success in this role. The Driver Trainer reports directly to the Operations Manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • File and prepare information packages for new trainees
  • Provide class 2 school bus training to applicants
  • Incident investigations, file management, and reporting
  • Perform daily classroom sessions for new trainees
  • Company road tests
  • Bi-annual road tests
  • Hours of Service
  • Manage and submit training and trainer reports
  • Familiarize prospective employees with SOUTHLAND policies
  • Maintain precise and up-to-date paperwork and time keeping

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Class 2 driver's license with B endorsement
  • Completion of a Nova Scotia Driver Instructor Training Course preferred
  • Previous driver training experience
  • Previous experience in a school bus operation
  • Excellent driving skills and habits; clean driver's abstract
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Post-secondary education and/or training in leadership or management considered an asset
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) busing-related safety legislation

Working Conditions

This is a part-time position. Typical hours are 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM during the school year, with additional hours based on operational needs. Summer hours will vary, including up to 8-hour days. The ideal candidate is a school bus driver fulfilling trainer duties in-between a regular school bus run.

Job Requirements


Company Overview

SOUTHLAND Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. SOUTHLAND operates school, charter, commuter, and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan.

SOUTHLAND’S reputation for leadership and quality comes from the integrity and dedication of talented staff. We were the first school bus company in Canada to have our training program nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada and are proud members of:

  • Student Transportation Association of Saskatchewan
  • Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council
  • Alberta School Bus Contractors Association
  • Partners in Compliance
Safely Home is our deep conviction to safety, and it is the ultimate promise we make to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which we operate. SOUTHLAND is driven by safety. It is our first Core Value and is at the heart of all we do.