Transport: will there be enough school buses at the start of the school year?

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Will there be enough school buses at the start of the school year? According to the profession, today there is a shortage of nearly 8,000 drivers throughout the territory. On September 1, nearly 400,000 pupils or college students could miss their classes for lack of transport. Report in Hauts-de-France.

will we miss of bus drivers to take the children to school? Even before the holidays, the question worried. Today, an entire sector of activity seems threatened. It would indeed lack in Hauts-de-France 400 drivers to ensure all the connections of the territory. In Flanders, the SME Cars Delgrange is looking for ten people to guarantee continuity of service.

However, the company multiplies seduction operations by offering a fuel bonus, a salary increased by 5% and flexible hours. All means are good to attract new candidates. A situation as much more alarming in rural areas where schools are sometimes several kilometers away. In another society that also lacks of driversthe boss called on former employees. According to the profession, today there is a shortage of nearly 8,000 drivers throughout the territory.

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