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Fleet Maintenance

Student safety begins with a well-maintained fleet

A strong fleet maintenance program is critical to success

First Student’s maintenance program is centered in quality control, data capture, and work efficiency. We’ve developed preventative maintenance schedules and vehicle pre- and post-check procedures that ensure every First Student vehicle on the road is ready for a safe journey to and from school. Advanced technology, industry-best training, skill testing, and our relationships with equipment manufacturers allow us conduct research for continuous improvement and identify solutions for complex repairs.

First Transportation Solutions Maintenance Transformation
39,700+

School buses driven

88

ASE Blue Seal Certified Shops

550M

Miles driven every year

98%

of First Student shops are classified as lean

Trust the Industry’s Most Experienced Technicians

The Center for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) issues the Blue Seal of Excellence to maintenance shops when at least 75% of technicians at the shop are ASE certified and each area of service is covered by an ASE Certified technician. We are proud to share that First Student has 88 Blue Seal shops – more than any other company in the industry.

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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Student transportation isn’t one size fits all. Whether you need help maintaining your buses, managing your operations, or rethinking routes – we can tailor our services to fit your needs.

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First Student school buses operate under stringent safety protocols and are packed with state-of-the-art safety features to protect our students. From high-definition GPS systems to well-anchored seats with high backs and heavy padding, our buses come equipped with the safest gear so our students have secure rides from home to school and back again.

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Learn More About Us!

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more students 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.