Individuals who wish to become professional motor coach operators for Greyhound must complete an online application, available on the company's website, and demonstrate that they meet the company's qualifications. Greyhound also requires their prospective drivers to complete a six-week training program.
As of 2015, Greyhound requires bus driver applicants to prove that they are at least 22 years of age, capable of lifting or moving up to 100 pounds, and able to obtain a passport to cross the Canadian border. Additionally, Greyhound requires candidates to pass Department of Transportation physicals, drug screenings and criminal background checks. Anyone wishing to work with Greyhound must have an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license in the state hired.
Greyhound's six-week driver training program consists of three individual phases. The first phase is a qualification period lasting one week, during which the applicant completes 20 hours of computer training and passes the DOT exam and physical. The second phase consists of two weeks at one of Greyhound's driving schools, located throughout the United States. The third phase consists of 120 hours of driving practice with a mentor on a Greyhound route.