By SDCN Staff
Oceanside, CA–The North County Transit District has increased the pay and benefits package to current bus operators, and to lure new drivers, transit officials said.
The added compensation, which was implemented in coordination with MV Transportation, North County Transit District’s bus operations contractor, and ratified by Teamsters Local 542, is intended to attract new bus operators and improve the retention of current operators.
“NCTD’s pay and benefits package for bus operators is now one of the most competitive for new commercial drivers in the region, which will help attract new bus operators to fill current vacancies and retain existing employees,” said North County Transit District Executive Director, Matthew O. Tucker. “In addition to more pay, we are greatly enhancing the overall benefits package and continuing to offer sign-on bonuses for new drivers.”
The new pay and benefits package includes an increase in the starting rate for new hire operators from $18.84 to $22.00 with no experience required. Paid commercial driver’s license training is included. The pay range escalates up to $26.00 after six years of experience. Benefits include healthcare coverage of 80 percent or more of the premium cost. A sign-on bonus of $2,000 is offered for applicants without a CDL and $5,000 with existing CDL and experience.
The transit district and MV currently have more than 50 open bus operator positions. Those interested can apply at careers.mvtransit.com or in-person at 305 Via Del Norte in Oceanside.
For more information, visit GoNCTD.com.