Indian Trails is Hiring!


June 6, 2023

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Indian Trails Bus Garage

Do you love being on the road and meeting new people? Travel and adventure come standard as an Indian Trails bus driver. Register to attend our Romulus Open House and talk one-on-one with our recruiter. You'll be able to ask questions about the training and what to expect when working as a driver. We'll have snacks and a free gift for everyone who attends, too.

Sign Up to Attend the Romulus Open House

Tom Patton
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If you've been looking for a new and exciting career, you've found it here!

As a bus driver at Indian Trails, you can stay close to home or travel across the country, all the while meeting new people and being out on the open road. Our intensive paid training program will have you feeling confident and ready to hit the road in just four to six weeks.

Some of the unique features of this job include:

  • Complete on-the-job, paid training with no experience necessary.
  • Irregular work schedule, not your regular "9 to 5."
  • Drivers can have assignments every day but can build their own schedules based on availability.
  • Some overnight stays.
  • An assortment of assignments, such as early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Opportunities to operate a variety of services (charters, shuttles and regular routes).

We are looking to grow our team of professional motorcoach operators who are responsible for ensuring our passengers experience world-class service while arriving at their destinations safely and on time. The locations that need drivers are in Romulus, Owosso and Kalamazoo.


At Indian Trails, we pride ourselves in providing an employee-friendly atmosphere along with many other benefits, including:

  • New higher wages.
  • Paid training and PAID TIME OFF during the first year.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • 401k program with employer contribution.
  • Annual uniforms provided.
  • Annual safety BONUS!
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Company-provided life insurance.
  • Company discount programs.
  • Paid accommodations and daily meal allowance on multi-day trips.
  • Company employee recognition events - summer picnic and holiday party!
  • Michigan's newest and largest fleet of motorcoaches.

Don't have a commercial driver's license (CDL)? No problem! Let us assist you in obtaining your CDL and launching a professional career in transportation WHILE GETTING PAID!



With safety being a top priority at Indian Trails, all new drivers are required to complete our comprehensive four- to six-week training program that includes both classroom and over-the-road training with experienced drivers. New hires typically log more than 1,500 miles of driving experience by the end of the training program, as well as gain an understanding of how to take care of yourself, your passengers and your bus while on the road.

Indian Trails is a certified veteran-friendly employer through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. If you are a driver with at least two years of experience safely operating heavy military vehicles, you can obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) without taking the driving test (skills test). Learn more about the Military Skills Test Waiver Program by clicking here.


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Here are the start dates for the driver training classes:

June 19

July 24

Crystal Patton


"I wish I’d changed jobs 10 years sooner, even if just for the money and benefits that Indian Trails pays." -- Crystal P.

“I love it all. The variety is great. It can make for an exciting day. Our charter trips have taken me places I never expected to go. I enjoy switching it up, though that may not appeal to everyone. The good news is that, after six months to a year here, you can pretty much choose what suits you best—a regular route or the variety of charter trips.” -- George L.


With more than 100 years of providing excellent customer service in the transportation industry, we have a good idea of what what makes a great bus driver. Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about providing exceptional customer service.
  • Have a CDL (A or B) with passenger and air brake endorsements and an excellent driving record or be able to obtain a CDL B with passenger and air brake endorsement.
  • Be able to obtain an enhanced license or passport for traveling outside the U.S.
  • Be able to pass a DOT physical, drug test, and alcohol test.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check with no drug or alcohol convictions.
  • Enjoy traveling, seeing new sites and meeting new people.
  • Adapt well to an ever-changing industry.
  • Enjoy working with people while treating them in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
  • Be flexible with change and able to adapt to sudden schedule changes.


  • At least 24 years of age.
  • High school diploma equivalent (GED).
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain a CDL.
  • Consistent employment history.
  • Clean criminal record (no felonies).
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam, including drug and alcohol screening.
  • Availability to work a variable schedule (including nights and weekends).
  • Ability to lift or manipulate baggage and cargo up to 75 pounds.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to relate well with customers and fellow employees.


  • Criminal background check.
  • National Sex Offender Registry check.
  • Motor Vehicle Registry check.
  • Department of Transportation physical exam.
  • Verification of employment history.
  • Drug and alcohol screening.