Driver FAQs

What types of employment does Village Tours & Travel Offer?

  • Full time (income potential up to 40k plus per diem and gratuity)
    • Must be available to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year under legal DOT regulations
      • Paid time off
      • Ability to participate in health insurance /dental/vision and 401k offerings
      • Paid Life insurance policy
      • Uniform allowance
      • Cell phone allowance
      • Expect to spend 200 nights a year on the road or in a hotel
  • Part time (income potential up to 35k plus per diem and gratuity)
    • Most of these drivers are available to drive 7 days a week and through the night but have the ability to say no to trips whenever they have something else to do
      • This position is good for people who
        • Are recently retired
        • Want to stay active
        • Don’t rely on this income as their sole source of income
        • Veterans
        • Drivers who want to move to full time status soon
  • Part-Part time (income potential up to 15k plus per diem and gratuity)
    • This group of drivers are made up of those who have other jobs and use this position to earn extra money.
      • You must be available a minimum of 2 weekends a month
      • You must be available to earn a minimum of $2500 per year to continue employment with Village
      • This position is good for the following
        • Educators
        • Bus drivers
        • Factory workers
        • People who are limited on how much income they can earn

What types of trips would I be driving for?

  • Sports related trips for high school, college and professional teams
  • Casino runs
  • Military charters
  • Corporate transfers
  • Ski trips
  • Church trips and religious outings
  • Tours throughout the country

Do I have the opportunity to take my spouse with me?

No

Do I have to reserve and pay for the hotels I stay at along the way?

Absolutely not. Our top notch dispatchers take care of all of this for you

What kind of motorcoaches will I be driving?

Village operates over 100 motorcoaches and has an extremely low average fleet age at 5.5 years old.  We operate the following brands of coaches

  • MCI
  • Prevost
  • Temsa
  • Van Hool

How do I get paid?

All payroll is done through ACH deposits directly into your bank account. You receive your funds every other Thursday.

How much will I earn each day?

Village Charters pays per mile driven with a minimum amount of miles per day. What this means is that even if you don’t drive many miles that day, you are still guaranteed a certain amount. In addition, Village pays a per diem, you keep all gratuities you may earn, and you also have the ability to earn a bonus each quarter which is based on performance and total idle time during that period. About 80% of all drivers earn the bonus.

Does Village use E-logs or paper logs?

Village is almost exclusively on e-logs. Each driver is required however to carry a paper log with him or her in the event that the e-log fails while out on a trip. In either case, Village will absolutely never ask you to run in excess of your hours of service regulations.

Can I work out of multiple offices? I have an RV and live anywhere.

We do have a couple drivers who move from location to location based on our needs and their desires. We also have a few drivers who work for us in the spring, summer and fall and then move south for the winter. We can work with this as long as it’s discussed prior to the offer of employment.

I really struggle with driving through the night. Will I have to do this?

Our customers choose when they want to leave and where from. Because of this, and our geographical location, we often travel through the night. If you struggle to see or stay awake at night, you will not be a good fit with Village.

I really need to have a steady paycheck. Is this possible?

Unfortunately, in this line of work, there is no guarantee of income. Our business is very cyclical meaning we have very slow months like some of December, January and August and then some incredibly busy months like September-November and March-June. This is why our three types of employment work well. The full time employees usually stay pretty steady, the part time drivers are super busy some of the time and spent the slow months relaxing and the part-part time drivers usually only work on the busy weekends in the spring and fall and then during the summer.

I’m a school bus driver, can you keep me busy in the summer?

Potentially but what we find is that we really need drivers who can work during the week year round as well as on the weekends. Make sure to apply though. We would love to sit down and see if you would be a good fit.

Will you train me if I don’t have a CDL?

While we prefer to hire drivers who already have their CDL, we at times, for an excellent candidate, will provide the training and bus to attain their CDL.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

Absolutely, we have a strict driver uniform policy which consists of black slacks, polished black shoes, a company provided tie and corporate shirt. You are welcome to wear a black dress cap or company provided Village ball cap.

 

Interested in Joining our Team?

The first step is filling out our PRE-HIRE QUESTIONAIRE. Will take a look at that and respond via e-mail if we think you could be a good fit.

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