|Ever since I have been a young man I have followed my dreams. I am a firm believer that if we follow our dreams we will succeed in whatever we pursue. Since the days when I have been a tour guide back in Norway, (from 1982) I have been interested in bus driving. Strangely enough, I never got around to do it, well other than driving our motor home, which was a bus-like vehicle.|
But that will change this month, and today I did the first step to get my class-2 bus license. I went to our medical centre and got my medical fitness report filled out. Next week I have an appointment for doing the written test, which is the same I already did last year for my class-4 license. After that I can get an appointment for the road test. This last test has been difficult to get organized as one needs to meet up with a big enough bus. (more than 24 seats) After weeks of research I finally made a deal with a local bus company where I can rent a bus for a few hours. See, the problem has been that neither New Brunswick nor any of the maritime provinces have a driving school offering a course for a class-2 license. It’s been a mystery to me how the bus companies have been recruiting their drivers. Good thing is, I already have my airbrake endorsement.
Now, I am not interested in driving neither transit nor intercity. My goal is the charter bus business. Being at service for those who travel on a bus is something I enjoy. Charter busses are mainly in use from spring to late fall/Christmas. That coincides very well with our habit of going south during the winter.
Let’s see how all this will work out in the future.