SMART hiring drivers for fixed routes


SMART is looking to hire 60 Fixed Route Operators over the next few months. If you like to drive, like people and either have a CDL, CDL Permit or have the desire to obtain a CDL, then this may be the perfect career opportunity for you. Benefits include paid training, medical coverage, paid dental insurance, healthcare savings program and more. Starting training wage of $14.50/hour after successful completion of training (8 weeks) the wage will increase to $17.22/hour.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to successfully complete employment history verification and criminal background check, medical examination including drug screening, and employment interview.
  • Less than 4 points on driving record in last five years. 
  • No suspensions, revocations or restrictions within past five years.
  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited school. 
  • minimum of 5 years licensed driving experience. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work with the public. 
  • Ability to exercise sound and quick judgment in solving problems. 
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, split days off, especially during the first 2 years of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates motor coaches subject to departmental rules, regulations, schedules and local and state traffic regulations. 
  • Maintains professional image and performs duties in a courteous, friendly manner emphasizing positive customer relations. 
  • Inspects and tests vehicle equipment prior to each run to ensure vehicle safety. 
  • Reports equipment and maintenance problems or concerns to appropriate management personnel. 
  • Responsible for the safe loading, transport and unloading of passengers. 
  • Provides schedule, route, fare, directional and general information to customers. 
  • Responsible for collecting proper fares, inspecting passes, receiving and issuing transfers. 
  • Assists passengers, particularly elderly and handicapped persons, in boarding or exiting vehicle as necessary. 
  • Posts appropriate route and destination signs in vehicle. 
  • Removes ice, snow and slush from platforms. 
  • Maintains proper lighting, heating and ventilation on vehicle. 
  • Responsible for inspecting bulletin board daily for directives, policy and procedure announcements. 
  • Maintains trip sheets and other forms as required. 
  • Submits written reports on accidents and may be required to serve as witness regarding same. 
  • Maintains reasonable order aboard the coach. 
  • Performs related work as required.

For information and to apply follow the link to: Fixed Route Operator.

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