School Bus PRE-TRIP INSPECTION SOLUTIONS
The DVD that makes Pre-Trip Memorization Easy!
WHO we are and why we're here
We created this web site for one purpose - to help newly hired school
bus drivers memorize their Pre-Trip Inspection requirements easily,
quickly and accurately.
I've always believed if someone had a
better way to teach something to a willing student, he would be obligated to share that secret. The DVD
around which this site was developed is the secret.
From the front windshield on the exterior to the 4-Point Brake Check on the interior and everything in
between, we've got you covered.
a tool of
In 1996 I was hired to become a bus driver. Simple enough, right? Not really! I had no idea about all that would be required of me before I could fly solo. The most daunting
challenge was trying to memorize the
seemingly thousands of things a test instructor would need to hear spill
from memory for the Pre-Trip Inspection once we arrived at the state
Because I needed every tool
possible to get me through this part of the preparations, I asked if I
could lug my old Magnovox camcorder onto the bus lot, hoist it onto my
shoulder and video a willing mechanic as he pain-stakingly worked his
way around the bus, trying desperately to remember what he may have had
to do a decade before. Well, while not entirely thorough, I could plug
in my own additions while pausing the tape and found the memorization
process to be amazingly easy! What I thought couldn't be done I was able
to complete in just a couple of days.
However, my secret was mine!
A year later, my business had taken off and I had no time to do what
I'd begun to love - driving a school bus and mentoring kids along the
Fast forward to the spring
of 2010. I was
again at a place in my life where I had a schedule that fit bus driving.
Unfortunately, because I didn't keep my license current for that 14
year break, I had to start from scratch. And with the newer transit
buses, my old Pre-Trip Inspection video had little value. "Ugh!", I
thought, "Do I really want to do this again?"
wishfully assumed there had been a more thorough version of my old video available for me to use, but
was disappointed to learn otherwise. These poor new hires were having to memorize their Pre-Trips
from the same
scant still photos which highlighted the seemingly endless black ink on
more than a dozen pages of word-for-word memorization.
maybe instead of going out for an inexpensive dinner tonight, invest those funds into your
The sooner you can pass that Pre-Trip, the sooner you get a paycheck! Just choose "Transit" or
"Conventional" Style DVD under Quantities & Pricing, depending on what you will be using for your
evaluation - WE NOW HAVE BOTH AVAILABLE as of Oct, 2013! If you want a combination of both style DVDs, select the quantity of 3 and tell us, on your order comments, what mix of the two styles you would like.
and make sure you stop by again to tell me your success story. We'll
celebrate together! And, we may even post your story on the upcoming Testimonials section of our site.
Well, I knew what I
had to do. But this time I would make it thorough and available to my fellow hires whenever I had time to
develop it. Time is a funny
thing, but here we are, a year later with a terrific little tool our
school district has been using to great success. Jim White, Director of Transportation for Hamilton
Southeastern Schools in Fishers, IN said this about our memorization
DVD. " Greg's Pre-Trip DVD has quickly become an invaluable training
tool for our trainees. It's well thought out, detailed and organized by
subject matter. Being able to watch the pre-trip, accompanied by a narrative, enables our students to
more easily grasp the material. This, in turn, results in enhanced confidence as they prepare
for the CDL
So if the joy is in the journey, why not enjoy the
trip? You're in the right place to make that happen. Simple.
Concise. Thorough. Fun!