Since a child's safety is most important, we require the following of each of our higly-qualified drivers:

  • A clean pre-employment drug test
  • Ongoing random drug and alcohol testing
  • Fingerprinting & a criminal background check
  • Good character references
  • A Commercial Drivers License
  • A clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Received 60 hours of in-house classroom/road training
  • Certified by a New York State school bus driver examiner
  • Annual recertification and physical exams
  • Continuing education in bus and student safety

School bus safety tips for kids:

  • Be at the bus stop on time
  • Don't wait in the street for the bus
  • Hold the handrail getting on and off
  • Always listen to the bus driver
  • Stay seated at all times on the bus
  • Never scream or throw things
  • Don't put books or stuff in the aisle
  • Always keep your hands, arms and head inside the bus
  • Don't play with the emergency door
  • Take 15 giant steps on the sidewalk ahead of the bus and always cross in front of the bus so the driver can see you! (You see me, I see You.)

 

Safe driving is achieved through extreme dedication, hard work, pride and teamwork. At Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc./Suffolk Bus Corp. our greatest concern is protecting the safety of the general public and all of our operators while providing the highest level of customer service.

Our safe and service-oriented operation encompasses the effective training of our operators, quality maintenance of equipment, effective communication and respect for the general public. All of our employees are committed to fostering a safe and courteous operating environment throughout our operation-both behind the wheel and on our premises.

We operate two state-of-the-art maintenance facilities, in Bay Shore, our headquarters, and in Ronkonkoma. In total, we have 30 work bays with lifts, two automatic bus washers, over 75,000 sq. feet of administrative and service areas, 30 acres of secure parking and 67,000 gallons of fuel storage on hand.

We've come a long way since the early days and we think you'll agree that we have established ourselves as a leader in the bus industry thanks to tough maintenance policies, strict training and careful attention to detail.

All maintenance is performed under the review of NYSDOT, by expert mechanics and is tracked for accountability by a fully integrated computer system, custom designed for our company to monitor repairs and parts usage.

Our strength in human resources, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities, makes us one of the safest and most cost-efficient bus operations in the country. A dedication to excellence that's strictly enforced each and every day, from the moment a passenger steps aboard.