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by baby38
Thu May 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Wings over the Illawarra, shuttle buses. (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 2378

Re: Wings over the Illawarra, shuttle buses. (2)

How do they find the daewoos the company i work for have about 10 of them, they starting to cause problems now after 10 years.
by baby38
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Why most transit vehicles don't have seatbelts
Replies: 12
Views: 6910

Re: Why most transit vehicles don't have seatbelts

Here in Queensland most school buses dont have seat belts, if a non seat belt bus can put 3 kids on bench seat up to grade 7 and standees, a seat belted bus only 2 a bench seat, no standees . I believe most bus companies prefer a non sear belted bus, because if they have a seat belted bus and if ove...
by baby38
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Grading of School bus drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 7904

Grading of School bus drivers

Good morning everyone, ! know I may asked this question before, try to find out who grading of bus drivers, i know i am rated as grade 3 school bus driver, because the number of kids on my bus around the 50 mark, but are the other grades , if they driving a smaller bus they get a lower wage , someon...
by baby38
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: School bus driver collapsing after school run
Replies: 2
Views: 8896

School bus driver collapsing after school run

Where u work 3 weeks ago this woman school bus driver who 80 years old, about 15 minutes after finishing her school went to a local school to watch her grand son play sport on arriving there she collapsed and past out, lucky for her there was a doctor there, the doctor called an ambulance and she we...
by baby38
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Peters coaches In toowoomba
Replies: 0
Views: 8767

Peters coaches In toowoomba

I believe Peters coaches in Toowoomba have closed their doors, because of financial reasons, I read somewhere they owed between !.5 million and 2 million dollars, anyone got anymore information, how many busses did they have,
by baby38
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 43744

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

what happen to the wage negations etc
by baby38
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 21
Views: 14420

Re: What Was Your First Car?

My first car was a 1954 Ford Anglia 3 speed gear box, with twin carbs, that car could fly very fast saved up for it working at my first job.
by baby38
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Huon Bedfords [identification]
Replies: 11
Views: 7216

Re: Huon Bedfords [identification]

Are these busses still in service.
by baby38
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Queensland Bus Violence
Replies: 7
Views: 14116

Re: Queensland Bus Violence

I am so glad this subject been brought up, I have been on a school run which had many problems, fights , kids been hit with skate boards footballs etc , even one time kid produced a knife, swearing not sitting down walking around the bus, I complained to my bus company, they dont like putting kids o...
by baby38
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Long service leave
Replies: 1
Views: 4592

Long service leave

I was talking to another school bus driver working for another bus company doing a school run, he approaching 10 years service, he told me once you done 10 years service you are in tilted to long service paid leave . The company I work for we have about 60 busses a lot of the drivers have done 10 ye...
by baby38
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New pay rates as of 1/7/16
Replies: 8
Views: 13955

Re: New pay rates as of 1/7/16

To be honest most days I Finnish my school run take me a about 80 minutes to do, I go home, most of the other drivers do the same, however my boss did say to me he wants us to work our full 2 hours at the beginning of the year, my attitude towards all this I here to drive a bus not wash then do odd ...
by baby38
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Daewoo buses
Replies: 1
Views: 2494

Daewoo buses

Good morning everyone, I drive a Daewoo bus, personally They are not my favourite bus, sure they got plenty of power easy to drive, however the suspension leaves a lot to be desire, they bounce , also if you hot rough piece of road they can at times want to go in another direction, even if you go on...
by baby38
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Wellington trolleybuses
Replies: 13
Views: 13865

Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Are there still any trolley buses operating in nz.
by baby38
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: Coast and Country
Replies: 14
Views: 14236

Re: Coast and Country

Bus 7 was in Kingaroy I used to drive it, the Qld Transport Dept condensed that school run into the school run beside it, that school run only carried very few kids, i heard that bus went back to the head office, its no longer in Kingaroy. I believe Coast and Country got into a lot of XXX claiming m...
by baby38
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Use mobile phone while driving
Replies: 1
Views: 3302

Use mobile phone while driving

Hi everyone I know you cant answer a mobile while driving, you pull over to the side of the road where its safe, however I am sure I read some where here and please correct me you got to have your motor turned off and sure maxi brake off, so can some please correct me here please.
by baby38
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Prams on Brisbane city buses
Replies: 2
Views: 2968

Prams on Brisbane city buses

Good morning everyone, I used to work for the Brisbane city council as a bus driver about 15 years ago from Toowong depot, The policy of the council then was prams had to be folded up and put in luggage racks in front of the bus, I noticed now when I catch a bus the people just wheel the pram on tak...
by baby38
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131601

Re: BT Scanias

So why as these busses being withdrawn for, I used to work at Toowong depot a number years ago the Volvo b59 did 25 years, do they have problem with these busses.
by baby38
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131601

Re: BT Scanias

How old are these Scanias, do they all run on cng diesel.
by baby38
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131601

Re: BT Scanias

Just interested when you mean they are coming back as Yutongs, what you mean by that, are the going to be re-powered or using the Scania bodies.
by baby38
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New pay rates as of 1/7/16
Replies: 8
Views: 13955

Re: New pay rates as of 1/7/16

Thanks for those replies,still trying to find out what the different grades mean is grade one school bus driver , or what are the different grades for, someone must know.
by baby38
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New pay rates as of 1/7/16
Replies: 8
Views: 13955

New pay rates as of 1/7/16

New pay rates as of 1/7/16 released by Fair work Australia for causal bus drivers, grade 1, $23.88 grade 2, $24.45, grade 3, $25.85 grade 4 $26.76, grade 5 $28.24, grade 6 $29.48 per hour, I would like to know how do you know what grade you should be on or is it years of service or the size of the b...
by baby38
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Payment for school bus drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 6227

Re: Payment for school bus drivers

What is the hourly rate for a school bus driver, where i work drivers tend to get different rates even if they they all drive same size bigger bus, and what is the minimum hours per shift paid, again where I work some get 2 hours and some get 1 and half hours, that 4 hours and 3 hours per day , I be...
by baby38
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
Replies: 110
Views: 125760

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Where is exactly is Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre, sorry i am from Brisbane never heard of it.
by baby38
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Payment for school bus drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 6227

Re: Payment for school bus drivers

Yes I do extra work, school charters, charter work, weekend work, the question I asked if you do the same work everyday why are we not called permanent part time getting sick leave paid public holidays even holiday pay. my understanding causal is being on call not doing same work everyday. I have pe...
by baby38
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Payment for school bus drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 6227

Payment for school bus drivers

I am very interested why school bus drivers do set work every day are only causal drivers, I always thought causal works were on call, my concerns about this why are we not permanent part time, to me we don't get paid for public holidays, sick leave, holidays, sure I believe our hourly rate is highe...

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