Delaware experiencing bus driver shortage
MILLSBORO, Del. – A shortage of bus drivers in Delaware has busing contractors concerned and even driving routes themselves.
Dutton Busing says the shortage is due to new federally based regulations for the slump in driver supply arguing additional classroom requirements could prevent some people from completing the training.
“The federal government is stepping in saying applicants got to get close to 30 some hours of class time and the states trying to figure out how they’re going to implement that because financial wise and people have second jobs or first jobs and this will be the second to do these classes in a timely fashion,” explains Gerald Dutton, President of Dutton Busing.
Now potential drivers do need to pass a physical and a drug test, but if you would like to find out more about the program you can visit Delaware’s Department of Transportation website.