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Our tablet-based mobile program focusing on 4 key metrics to provide the safest drive for our students and our community

DriverScore is a tablet-based mobile program that was developed in-house by our data science team. First Student is continuously searching for safety improvements that make our drivers the safest on the roads for your children and your community. Through historical analysis, our team identified 4 key areas that have the biggest impact on safety.

  • Hard Braking
  • Rapid Acceleration
  • Speeding
  • Idling

Through GPS we capture every time an occurrence happens on one of our buses. DriverScore records the event and exactly where it happens, so when a driver returns, they can be quickly coached.

Drivers are given a score of 1 to 5 stars, and the results are posted for drivers to see. The program’s visibility is motivating, it has created friendly competition between drivers, improved morale, and made work fun.

See how DriverScore provides effective coaching and improves our safety culture by watching the video.


We work with 1,000 school districts


We work with districts in 38 American states and 7 Canadian provinces


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DriverScore was Developed with our Drivers, Students, and Communities in Mind

Safety is at the core of everything we do and DriverScore further strengthens this commitment. Giving drivers a score on tangible metrics improves their safety focus, and making the scores visible increases the safety in your district and community.



DriverScore’s focus on a few key metrics gives drivers tangible goals they can focus on and improve against. Scores being visible has created a friendly competition amongst drivers and further improved our company-wide commitment to safety and continuous improvement.

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DriverScore has improved our overall safety because it pinpoints where incidents have occurred on a map in real time. This timeliness makes for more effective coaching and allows us to identify trends and problem areas that need to be addressed.

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DriverScore further elevates our safety culture delivering on our promise to school districts to care for and protect your students every day.

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DriverScore is another example of First Student developing the industry’s best technology to further advance our commitment to having the most technologically advanced buses on the road.

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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.​