June 30, 2018 Melinda Longoria, MSM Leave a comment
Have you ever been run over by your boss? Some call this type of boss, The Bus Driver Boss because it seems like he throws his employees under the bus and then runs them over. No one likes working for a boss that is quick to point fingers. So, instead of telling you how to be a bus driver boss, we’ve got an interesting bit to share about what it takes to be a real boss of bus drivers. 🙂
What it takes to be a REAL Boss of Bus Drivers:
Daily, millions of passengers take the public transport, which makes them susceptible to road mishaps. One of the most important responsibilities of the transportation company is to ensure those passengers always arrive at their destinations in a secure manner. One of the ways to ensure safe and efficient driving is to boost the driver’s morale, which can be achieved by the manager.
Being the boss of a driving company comes with many responsibilities such as making sure the drivers are punctual, clean the buses, check the engine oil, general light maintenance and scheduling of drivers for trips. To ensure the passengers reach their destinations safely, having a good working relationship with your drivers, will motivate them to do their assigned task and also make the company grow successful.
Below are ways to boost their morale!
Make life easier for your bus drivers
There are many things that a transport company manager can do to ease the challenges faced by the drivers such as:
- Giving support to the drivers.
- Healthy communication between the transport company and drivers.
- Install technologies that help locate safe routes with less traffic and prevent them from passing illegal routes.
Reward them for safe driving
The installation of technologies in buses to monitor driver’s performances like adherence to speed limit, efficient use of fuel, stopping distance, etc. has created opportunities to boost their morale. Use the recorded data on the performances of bus drivers to reward them instead of using it as a deterrence.
Keep your bus drivers updated
Instead of dishing out new rules and regulations. Invite your crew to a meeting to educate them why there are changes in policy and the benefits that come with it. This will also allow your drivers to ask questions about insurance crash investigators and police officers.
Also provide up to date best practices advice that will allow the drivers to fine-tune their driving skills.
Organize days for free lunch and movies
One of the best ways to boost your driver’s morale is to promise them things that they will look forward to. Scheduling movies and free lunch for your drivers monthly will serve as a reward for their hard work and make them see you as a caring boss.
Keeping your bus drivers satisfied is a strategy that should be implemented by the boss. At a little cost, giving bonuses to bus drivers and improving their working amenities will surely lead to a safe and efficient driving. The above tips will motivate the drivers and lead to the growth of the transport company at the same time.
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