Pupil Transportation


School Bus Driver Endorsement Forms

School Bus Operator’s Endorsement Form (Adobe Icon 42 KB)
Once a new school bus driver has successfully completed all Manitoba Public Insurance requirements and Manitoba Education and Training’s mandatory 24 hours of school bus operator instruction, a School Bus Operator’s Endorsement Form is submitted to the Pupil Transportation Unit who will issue a School Bus Operator’s Certificate to the new driver.  The Endorsement Form requires the signatures of both a school division’s Transportation Supervisor AND the certified School Bus Driver Instructor*.

School Bus Driver Consent Form (Adobe Icon 30 KB)
In conjunction with submitting the Endorsement Form to apply for the School Bus Operator’s Certificate, a School Bus Driver Consent Form must be signed by all new school bus drivers.  This consent authorizes Driver and Vehicle Licensing, Manitoba Public Insurance to provide the Pupil Transportation Unit with personal information regarding their Manitoba driver’s licence, should it be necessary.


School bus driver instruction must be provided by a certified School Bus Driver Instructor. A certified School Bus Driver Instructor is a driver trainer holding a Phase III School Bus Driver Instructor’s Certificate issued by the Pupil Transportation Unit, Manitoba Education. See School Bus Driver Instructor Seminar for further information.
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School Bus Accident Forms

Effective May 1, 2017:

  • The option to electronically submit School Bus Accident Reports has been removed. Please follow the process outlined below to submit reports to PTU.
  • "Nil" School Bus Accident Reports are no longer required by PTU.

Regardless of severity, a School Bus Accident Report is to be submitted to the Pupil Transportation Unit (PTU) whenever a school bus is involved in an accident.  To report an accident:

  • print a copy of the School Bus Accident Report; (Adobe Icon 166 KB)
  • the school bus driver involved in the accident should complete the report (with assistance if required);
  • the school division transportation supervisor or designate should review for accuracy;
  • submit the completed report to PTU by email to ptu@gov.mb.ca or by fax at 204-948-2154.

Contact the Pupil Transportation Unit for assistance or additional information.

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Failed Material Tag

Failed Material Tag Form (Adobe Icon 1.08 MB) – It is important that Manitoba's school bus maintenance personnel communicate school bus component failures by completing failed material tags. Identification of failures provides PTU with valuable information about Manitoba's school bus fleet, and failures of a similar nature can be explored with manufacturers and suppliers.

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Preventative Maintenance Vehicle Inspection - Report “A” and Report “B”

The use of Preventative Maintenance Vehicle Inspection Report “A” (Adobe Icon 52 KB) and Report “B” (Adobe Icon 139 KB) can be used as tools to:

  • maintain proper record keeping and obtain warranty coverage from school bus manufacturers;
  • ensure technicians are performing the necessary maintenance to maintain peak operation of the school buses in your fleet;
  • hold the school bus technician accountable, as they sign off on the form indicating all tasks have been completed.

Note that school bus technicians are required to always refer to manufacturers' service manuals for more detailed information. If a discrepancy should arise between the report forms and the service manual, the service manual shall prevail.

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School Bus Inspection Log Book

The Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Regulation (M.R. 95/2008) under the Highway Traffic Act and the School Buses Regulation (465/88R) under the Public Schools Act require that drivers submit a pre-trip inspection report to carriers every 20 “operating” days.  The School Bus Inspection Log Book is available in two formats:

  • an 8.5" x 5.5" size containing two-part carbonless copy forms can be purchased from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre. Quote stock number 83901 when ordering. Contact the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre as follows:

    Toll free: 1-866-771-6822
    Fax: 1-204-483-5041
    Website: Manitoba Learning Resource Centre

  • as an alternative, the log book (Adobe Icon 314 KB) can be printed. This version contains identical information, but is presented in an 8.5' x 11' binder-style format suitable for placement in a 3-ring binder.
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Motor Carrier Division, Manitoba Infrastructure - Administrative Forms

Note:  A Guide to Transportation Safety replaces the Commercial Operators Regulatory Education (CORE) Program.

The Guide provides motor carriers and other operators of regulated vehicles with an overview of the regulatory requirements in Manitoba.  The guide consists of nine sections and several appendices, including:

  • Introduction
  • Initial Entry
  • National Safety Code
  • Carrier Profile System
  • Facility Audits
  • Driver Qualification File
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Hours of Service
  • United States General Information
  • Appendix A – Abbreviations and Definitions
  • Appendix B – Contacts
  • Appendix C – Acts, Regulations
  • Appendix D – Safety Plan
  • Appendix E – Driver Forms
  • Appendix F – Vehicle Forms
  • Appendix G – Accident
  • Appendix H – Driver Licence Classes
  • Appendix I – Hours of Service
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