Shuttle-UM Driver - Student

JOIN the Driving Force of Maryland!

DOTS Shuttle-UM drivers provide safe, dependable and timely transportation to the university community. This position includes paid training, ability to work limited NITE Ride and Paratransit shifts during training, flexible hours and opportunities for advancement.

While training for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) drivers earn $11.75/hr, which increases to $15.50/hr once training is completed and the driver earns their CDL. After completing 400 hours of driving hours, pay rate increases to $16.50, plus $1.00 for subsequent semesters employed up to $18.50/hr. 


  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to maintain punctuality and adhere to Shuttle-UM attendance policies

  • Pass a pre-employment Department of Transportation physical and drug screening, as well as random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident (if required) drug and alcohol screening

  • Successfully complete approximately 100 hours of paid training to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License

  • Ability to train occasional nights and weekends

  • Once released from training, complete at least 400 driving hours

"I'm interested, but can't commit to the hours requirement or cdl training"

DOTS offers Paratransit and NITE Ride (Demand Response) in vehicles that don't require a Commercial Driver’s License. Complete 8 hours of training and earn $11.75/hr as a Demand Response Driver!

Drive Shuttle-UM For A Day

Interested, but not sure if driving is for you? You can try before you apply. Sign up to drive Shuttle-UM for a day. 


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only accepting student applicants. To apply, please fill out this online application. If you have any questions or concerns please email or call 301-314-9713.