Reporting to Dispatch
To start a shift, bus operators report in to a dispatcher.
Dispatch may be in head office, the bus depot or garage. An
operator may also report to a
As dispatch locations vary, so do check-in procedures. An
operator may only need to have visual contact to confirm his
or her arrival.
or reporting may also be done by:
- voice message
- electronic signature
- text message
Getting the Assignment
The dispatcher assigns the route.
The details of the route are on a
card complete with the timing points.
Things change all the time for bus operators. There may be route changes, construction zones, detours, etc. How can operators keep up to date on the latest information? By:
- Reviewing the bulletin boards
- Reviewing information that is on the company's Intranet
website or a computer kiosk
Preparing On-Board Supplies
Once on the bus, every operator needs to have the proper
supplies and materials.