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DATTCO School Bus Driver Trainee in Portland, Connecticut

School Bus Driver Trainee

Department: School Bus Driver

Location: Portland, CT


Join the DATTCO family and play an essential role in your community by ensuring our children get to school safely. Whether you're a retiree, parent, grandparent, career changer, or simply someone who cares deeply about children, this role is for you.

Compensation starts at $19.70 per hour.

Are you passionate about community and children's safety? Join DATTCO, a third-generation, family-owned passenger transportation company since 1924, serving 28 school districts across Connecticut and Rhode Island. With a team of 1,700 employees, we proudly and safely transport over 110,000 students every year.

Why You'll Love Working with Us

  • Training Included: No experience? We've got you covered with paid, personalized training.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a part-time schedule of 20-30 hours per week, with the potential for additional hours.

  • Family-Friendly: Utilize our "Bring Your Child to Work" program and save on childcare.

  • Home Every Night: No long-distance driving required.

  • Time Off: Weekend and holiday breaks to recharge.

  • Benefits: Access to health insurance and a Teamsters 401k plan with guaranteed company contributions.

  • Career Advancement: We believe in growing our talent from within.

  • Additional Perks: Paid holidays, annual pay raises, employee referral bonuses, longevity bonuses, a 4-hour workday guarantee, and paid safety meetings.

    Your Role

  • Safety First: Transport children to and from school, always ensuring their well-being.

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure vehicle safety.


  • Must be at least 21+ years old.

  • Valid Connecticut driver's license.

  • Minimum of 3 years driving experience.

  • Must pass a background check and drug test.

    Questions? Contact Susan at (860) 385-0012 or

    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status and all other protected classes.