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First Student Drivers & Monitors

Find the best. Train the best. Retain the best.

Every driver & monitor is dedicated day-in and day-out to the safety and care of your students.

The students we serve are at the heart of all we do. We look for employees who not only know their community, but also clearly share this core value. Our most successful efforts involve recruiting from a targeted group of job seekers — specifically veterans, retirees, spouses of active military, and stay-at-home mothers and fathers.

Through our comprehensive training program, we equip drivers with the tools to address issues such as:

  • Safety and security
  • Injury prevention
  • Behavioral management
  • Specialized equipment procedures
Hiring the Best is the First Step in Providing Best in Class Transportation
10% ↑

Employs women 10 percentage points higher than the national average

Age 50+

Certified Age Friendly Employer™


Hours of specialized training for van drivers

Top 300

on Forbes Best Employers for Women

Local drivers dedicated to your students

First Student drivers and monitors are familiar faces in your community. They shop in your stores, have friends and family in your district and often have kids in your schools. Our drivers provide the care and compassion that allows students to grow and thrive. Our experience and industry expertise have allowed us to develop best practices that get, and keep, the best people on the bus. 


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 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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As your student transportation partner, our mission is to ensure your students have a safe start and finish to each school day. By providing exceptional student transportation services and positively impacting your students’ and families’ experiences, we will ensure your district can focus on educating students and preparing them to lead happy and fulfilling lives.​

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FirstServes™ is a special education training and development program that aligns First Student with districts and families to support students with disabilities. 

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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.