Our Commitment to Safety
The Badger Bus Lines Safety Department is staffed by a full-time Safety Manager and full-time Training Coordinators. They are responsible for the ongoing safety programs which protect your children. Ongoing driver training includes initial training, licensing and an annual proficiency course. Monthly safety meetings with all divisions are another integral part of Badger’s continuous training.
The Safety Committee is comprised of a managing supervisor and drivers who volunteer their time to contribute to Badger’s safety priorities. This group meets to review operations, recommend safety measures, and focus on driver training and safety issues.
Safety is a key value of Badger’s corporate culture. It is not simply a priority or condition for operation. Safety is an implicit part of everything we do – no matter the priority; no matter the circumstances.
Our mission is to motivate ourselves and fellow employees to behave safely at all times and to create and control the workplace and vehicle environment to provide healthy and safe conditions for all employees, passengers and visitors. As a result of this environment, we will achieve the most superior levels of customer service, safety and loyalty.
Driver training is Badger’s highest priority. New Badger Bus drivers master a rigorous training course that exceeds federal standards. Classroom training takes place to help the students pass the written part of the Federal Commercial Driver’s License exam. Once the “CDL” is passed, practical off road training takes place prior to the drivers accessing the public roads. Badger Bus trainees are exposed to actual situations that may occur on city streets and country roads. The driver next must pass the test with the Motor Vehicle inspector. Assertive discipline for bus drivers is taught in seminars to provide a step-by-step approach to managing student behavior.