Ever wonder how to load a bus, so that everything fits and there’s no wasted space? Matt helped his church load their bus this summer, and it reminded the seemingly simple is not always as easy as it appears when we try something for the first time. So we thought it would be good to go back to basics to help you on your next trip.
There are two things you need to get on your bus: your people and their stuff. We’ve got some tips to make the stuff part go better than you could imagine, making it painless and efficient.
2. Gather all the luggage to be loaded
3. Sort the luggage.
4. Pack from both sides
5. Have passengers take their pillows, backpacks and purses/bags onboard and place in overhead or under seats (think personal bags with wallets, glasses, books, etc
6. When you arrive at your destination everyone can help unload
7. Designate one or two people to do a last sweep of the bus (you should tell your driver you will be doing this before they are released to leave)
NOTE: If you appreciate the service and like your driver’s demeanor, helpfulness, responsiveness, etc, please remember to thank them with a kind word and a tip. A good rule of thumb is $80 – $150 per day of service or 10% of your total rental charge.
We hope these ideas help. If you’ve created or used other helpful tips we’d be excited if you’d share in the below comments.
See you soon!