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Vehicle Maintenance

Our techs. Our tools. Your savings.

A strong fleet maintenance program is critical to success

Trusting that your students are getting where they need to be — safely and reliably — gives parents and school administrators peace of mind. Developing and executing a fleet maintenance program that keeps vehicles safe and costs under control requires a level of time, resources and experience often out of reach.  First Student offers our industry leading fleet maintenance service as a stand alone contract option, granting you access to our ASE Certified technician network, Lean shop facilities, and preventative maintenance program.

You don’t just need a fleet of buses — you need a fleet that runs well. Our fleet management and maintenance programs are among the most exacting and innovative in the industry, helping you to prevent:

  • Bus breakdowns
  • High maintenance and fuel costs
  • Excessive fuel consumption
  • Short fleet life cycles
First Transportation Solutions Maintenance Transformation
550M

Miles driven every year

30

Hours of specialized training for van drivers

1,250

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

98%

of First Student shops are classified as lean

Leverage Our Size and Expertise for Your Fleet

The foundation of First Student’s maintenance program is quality control, data capture, and work efficiency. Our team, made up of operations, technology, maintenance, and engineering professionals, leverages First Student’s scale to draw insights from the resources and expertise found across our whole operation. They also collaborate with equipment manufacturers to conduct research and identify solutions for complex repairs.

First Student seeks out, tests, and develops the industry’s best vehicle technology, hardware, and software to deliver on our promise to school district partners.

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First Student drivers are the face of our company, but there is a whole team that stands behind and supports them. From routing and dispatch to maintenance and safety, we’ve built our entire system around our promise to protect every student, every day. When you partner with us, you get that promise in action.

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First Student embraces eco-friendly practices — like the use of the electric school bus — to help heal the planet our students will inherit. We’ve developed a partnership with NextEra Energy Resources, the global leader in renewable energy generation, to bring the electric bus fleet to local school districts.

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Your Fleet, Our Maintenance Technicians

First Transportation Solutions provides a collaborative approach that enables school districts to maintain ownership of their fleet and facilities while providing transportation best practices, support, and training.