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 criminal record
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 course.
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
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
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