Drive with ACPS

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Why Us?

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Paid CDL training for applicants!

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$2,000 sign on bonus for drivers!

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$23.39 starting salary beginning July 1!

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Full-time medical and dental!

There are many reasons to drive with ACPS, but some of the highlights are:

  • Paid CDL training for applicants who do not currently have a CDL license!
  • A $2,000 sign-on bonus for new drivers once they complete training and are assigned a route!
    • Current ACPS employees can earn a $1,000 referral bonus if they recruit a driver who earns their CDL!
  • Salaries starting at $23.39 as of July 1, 2024. Our drivers are paid on a step scale, meaning starting pay may be higher depending on prior experience driving with a CDL!
  • Full-time medical and dental benefits for drivers who work at least 20 hours a week!
  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS) eligibility for drivers who work at 30 hours a week!
  • Save money on daycare by bringing your children along for the ride!
  • Our drivers also have a great opportunity to make a positive impact on our community and students!

Some of our drivers average 7 or 8 hours per day from their routes alone and most average 6 to 7. Additional hours are usually available through field trips, athletic trips, after-school trips, weekend and Saturday programs, summer school and programs that run through winter and spring breaks.

The typical daily schedules for our drivers is from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. for morning routes, a break in the middle of the day and afternoon routes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Our drivers are 10-month employees and start the week before school starts and end the day after school ends.

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Bus Driver
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Transportation Assistant
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Van Driver

 

Upcoming Opportunities

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About Our Transportation Services Department

The Albemarle County Public Schools Transportation Services Department works as a team to provide safe home-to-school transportation for all eligible ACPS students. The department consists of student transportation (drivers), vehicular maintenance, bus routing, training and administrative services.

Our buses travel more than 14,500 miles daily across 750 square miles. The areas we service include rural areas and urban and suburban terrain. The Transportation Services Department also is responsible for the maintenance and repair of school buses, school division vehicles and local government vehicles.