Guide to Hiring Bus Companies

  • the bus company's current USDOT safety rating, if issued, and the date of the company's last compliance review (on-site inspection by motor carrier safety authorities);
  • whether the company is authorized to transport passengers for hire;
  • whether the company has current insurance in force;
  • the company's record of regulatory violations and roadside out-of-service violations, with a comparison to national averages; and
  • the company's highway crash history.
  • Does the driver have a current commercial driver's license (CDL) with a passenger endorsement?