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National Express Driver Supervisor in Chicago, Illinois


National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 34 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safety, quality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 31 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis. National Express Transit (NEXT) operations transport more than 22 million passengers annually with more than 2,800 vehicles. National Express Shuttle (WeDriveU) serves more than nine million corporate and university passengers annually. NELLC’s corporate headquarters, located in Lisle, Illinois, houses the administrative and corporate support functions for the organization. Our 290 local customer service centers (CSCs) are supported by regional operations teams located throughout North America. Learn more at


  • Supervises day-to-day activities of drivers and monitors to ensure compliance with operational requirements for safe bus operations including compliance with corporate safety training processes and practices.

  • Provides support, advice and guidance to drivers and monitors in responding to a variety of issues (e.g. customer complaints, bus and/or worker safety, time-off requests), assesses situations and determines appropriate course of action (e.g. additional training, counseling), to prevent further occurrences in the future.

  • Work collaboratively with Driver Recruitment in the hiring process for drivers by providing information to attract qualified candidates, arranging interview facilities, and interviewing.

  • Ensures a positive work environment for drivers and monitors by providing coaching, mentoring and non-safety related training to promote high employee motivation and morale and commitment to company values and excellence in customer service.

  • Collect and audit employees' time sheets.

  • Monitor on-time performance.

  • Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.

  • Supervise compliance with Company policies and/or processes by action and speech. Discuss any breech of policy and procedure noted with General Manager.

  • Evaluate the performance of all direct-report personnel on a regular basis according to company policy.

  • Administer appropriate employee discipline as necessary.


  • High School diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.

  • 5 years’ work experience required, with 3 years in ground transportation industry preferred; this can be waived with a minimum of 1-year supervisory experience. College education can be substituted for up to 2 years required work experience.

  • Knowledge of service promise, services, capabilities, policies, procedures and practices to effectively manage drivers/monitors in various locations.

  • Proven supervisory expertise and knowledge of related methods, practices and techniques.

  • Computer literacy, preferably in word processing and spreadsheets, excellent interpersonal skills, well developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Relationship building skills to provide support and advice to maintain effective working relationships and work collaboratively to develop strategies/solutions to satisfactorily resolve issues.

  • Oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate, coach and mentor.

  • Well-developed multi-tasking and time and priority management skills to balance conflicting demands related to customer care and routing.

At National Express our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

National Express LLC’s independent subsidiaries and affiliates are an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer

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Job: Operations Field

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago-Chicago Transit, IL

Work Locations Chicago Transit, IL (7048_Chicago Transit, IL)2005 West 43rd StreetC/O Durham 7048Chicago, 60609

Organization Transit

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Travel No

Req ID: 222646