Writing a bus driver recommendation is perhaps the biggest favor that you can do for a bus driver who is looking for a new job – and is depending on your word to vouch for him or her.
But, before you agree to write a recommendation, make sure that you know the person who has asked for a recommendation.
While most employers do not actually call the reference who was provided a recommendation, some companies will call to verify if you have written the recommendation and to gauge if what you have written, rings true.
If the person who is asking for a recommendation is someone you have worked with or supervised, you will know exactly how well he or she operates in a professional environment.
The purpose of a recommendation letter is to provide credence to the person’s claim of being suitable for a job and getting along well the people from different walks of life.
Since the recommendation letter is a “positive” document, you need to highlight the individual’s good points and refrain from writing anything negative.
Typically, a recommendation letter is a To Whom It May Concern document unless you know who will be reading it. Here is a sample that you can follow:
January 19, 2023
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing this letter of recommendation for Paul White who has served as a Bus Driver for ABC Company for over 10 years. As a bus driver, Paul is a complete professional – as a human being, I know no one who is kinder.
Since the day that Paul joined my organization, I have had little to worry about as far as the route and timings of my buses are concerned. He is very skilled in:
- Preparing the bus for operation by performing a pre-trip safety inspection.
- Operating buses on specified routes according to time schedules.
- Obeying traffic laws, and remaining knowledgeable regarding any changes in laws.
- Practicing defensive driving to prevent accidents.
- Handling two-way radio calls.
- Providing information to passengers about fares, routes, and schedules.
Besides his driving skills, he is known for maintaining a courteous and professional demeanor with customers at all times.
Paul’s extraordinary ability to get along with people from all walks of life, adults and children alike, is perhaps what makes his run the most popular one in the company. I give him my highest recommendation without any reservation. If you need any further information regarding him, please feel free to contact me.
452 Twin Oaks Avenue
Hope, RI 10333
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