That being said, we once had a non-district game scheduled that was a 3.5 hour drive in each direction. I went to my admin and brought up my concerns about safety. Yes, the coaches are required to drive as well, but if one gets tired behind the wheel, there is always another coach on the bus that can take over-- that is not the case for the band, since both directors would be driving. Fortunately, my admin was understanding, and the band didn't travel to that particular game.
With all due respect, driving an equipment truck isn't nearly as big of a big deal, especially if there is another director that could take over if one is tired. Maybe one director drives to the game and another drives back?