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History

Caring for students is our first priority
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Providing students with the best bus experience for more than 100 years

While our company’s history is stacked full of successes surrounding industry innovation and streamlined operations, a partnership with First Student is much more than that. It’s a relationship centered around our shared commitment to caring for the children that fill our buses and bring life to your classrooms. By putting students first and listening to our District partners, we continue to raise the bar each and every day to create transportation solutions for communities big and small.

A First Student partnership is one focused on safety and dependability. With a student-centric partnership model, all aspects of our operations ensure quality care for students and proactive support for our district partners.

  • Safety
  • Operational Excellence
  • Environmental and Social Responsibilities
  • Customer and Community Partnerships
  • Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Technology
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Student Experience
55,000

Employees

525M

Miles driven every year

1,100

We work with 1,100 school districts

1,250

Qualified and highly engaged technicians who hold over 3,200 ASE certifications

Caring Experts in the Industry

Our broad footprint gives us a breadth and depth of expertise across different regulatory and contractual requirements. As the largest student transportation provider, you can be assured that whatever your challenge is, somewhere across our business, we have already identified and implemented a solution.

 

From the highest safety standards and innovative technology to preventative maintenance and the industry’s best-trained drivers – First Student is North America’s leading student transportation provider and a one-stop, award-winning shop for all of your transportation needs.

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Our integrated solutions incorporate the latest technologies with safety, efficiency, and compassion in mind. These solutions allow you to address everything from mechanics to student behavior quickly, effectively, and with care.

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Because the students we serve are at the heart of all we do, we hire employees who also share this core value. Through our comprehensive training program, we equip our local bus drivers with the tools to address issues such as injury prevention, behavioral management, and specialized equipment procedures.

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Learn More About Us!

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies, and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve.

US Corporate Headquarters
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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