The company bus depot is one of the few places where you can buy a car, so how do you get a driver for your business?
You hire one.
And there’s one company that’s taking the bus business one step further, hiring drivers for the company bus company.
It’s a way to get employees on board and make them feel valued.
A lot of companies hire drivers on a part-time basis, said Mark Goggin, owner of the Bus Depot.
“They’re paying people to do work that they might not normally do.”
A driver on a bus company payroll.
Goggin says his company has hired two drivers since the beginning of the year and they have been doing a lot of driving.
Guggin says drivers get paid $2.25 per hour, plus benefits, to drive the company’s buses.
The driver makes $25 an hour and is responsible for safety.
The company pays drivers a commission on the first $1,000 of vehicle sales.
A driver at the Bus Depot, a bus depot in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gaggin says the drivers are driving about 80 percent of the company buses.
“It’s more than we had in the past, but they’re doing a good job,” he said.
Giggin said he and his partners have seen a change in the industry.
“People are willing to work for less,” he explained.
“The business is booming and it’s not just about what you buy.”
Giggins company bus driver.
He said the drivers have been more patient and are more efficient because they can afford to do so.
Giggins company has been able to increase profits by 20 percent in the last year.
He estimates he made $100,000 in 2016, which is double what he made last year and a third of what he was making in 2014.
Griggin said drivers are making more money than before because they are making money off the back of a growing market.
“When people were buying cars, they were buying used vehicles.
We are able to sell vehicles at very good profit margins,” he told CNN.
“We have a lot more cars on the road.”
Griggins bus company has had to adjust its business model.
In 2017, it was making $8 million in sales.
This year, it is making $15 million in revenue.
Gigi Guggin with her business at the bus depot, Atlanta.
Goggins business has been thriving, but the company needs to adjust to the rise of electric buses.
He said that has brought more costs for him, his drivers and the business.
He says he is paying $25 to $30 per hour to drive a bus, and that’s in addition to his commission on every sale.
He says that is an additional cost that is taking a lot out of the business, so he is looking for ways to cut costs.
“We’re going to have to cut prices,” Guggins said.
“I’m not going to sell my business to the highest bidder.
If I do that, I’ll probably have to shut down the bus company.”
He said he is still paying off the loans on his business.GIGGINS BUS COMPANY (Guggins Bus Depot) The company bus business has grown from a one-person operation in 2009 to about 300 drivers and 250,000 miles of route, according to the company.
Guggiins company is now in the process of buying another bus company in Georgia and plans to hire about 600 drivers for 2019.