So you’re interested in booking a charter bus rental in Atlanta but have a few questions about how to book a bus. And even more importantly, who’s operating your ride? Well, you’re in the right place! We’ll discuss everything you’ll need to know about drivers in the Atlanta Charter Bus Company network.

Keep on reading to learn more about the requirements we have for each driver before they operate an Atlanta minibus or charter bus rental within our network. We’ll also go over a few helpful tips to keep in mind when communicating with your charter bus driver.

A close up of a bus driver's hands on the wheel

Charter Bus Driver Requirements

Atlanta Charter Bus Company values safety and professionalism above all else, which means your driver will be required to have:

A clear background check.

Every driver must have a clean driving record and history before hitting the road in Atlanta. This ensures that each group has a safety-oriented and reliable professional operating their vehicle at all times.

A valid CDL and thorough training.

Every driver must have a valid CDL license to operate a minibus or charter bus rental, with no exceptions. Additionally, drivers must complete routine training and have thorough experience to keep up with ever-improving safety and service standards.

A clean drug test and physical examination.

Regular drug screenings and physical exams are a must to make sure that drivers can safely operate a vehicle. When you book with Atlanta Charter Bus Company, you can rest assured that your driver will be committed to your safety.

Additional Charter Bus Driver Information

If you’ve never booked a charter bus and have a few questions, here are a few things you should know about your driver.

Drivers need to take breaks.

Charter bus drivers are legally required to take breaks. Your driver will need to rest at least 8 hours for every 10 hours of consecutive driving. This doesn’t include standard stops for the bathroom or food.

You’ll need to book your driver lodging during long trips.

These 8-hour stops should include lodging for your driver. Many hotels offer discounts for room blocks, so booking an additional room for your driver should be quick and simple. You’ll want to make sure your driver has a comfortable rest to keep your group safe on the Atlanta roads.

Inquire about driver tickets for attractions.

If you’re visiting major Atlanta attractions like the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola, consider asking about complementary driver tickets. Some attractions offer free admission for drivers when they present valid identification.

Tip your driver, if possible.

The price of your charter bus includes base pay for your driver on an hourly or daily basis. Although tipping isn’t required, it’s always appreciated to thank your driver for a job well done. Tips typically range from 5-15% of the total cost of your trip. It’s usually easiest to tip your driver in cash at the end of your trip.

Travel with the Professional Atlanta Charter Bus Company Team

Still have a few questions about your charter bus driver? No problem! Call the Atlanta Charter Bus Company team at 404-474-7769 to learn more about the drivers in our network and to ask any additional questions about booking a private charter bus rental in Atlanta.