Driver Recruitment

Find the best, then train the best

Giving dedicated drivers the tools and training to succeed

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

Hours of specialized training for van drivers


Drivers hired every day through our national recruiting team

Hiring the Best

Partner with First Student and you’ll get:

Driver Screening

We thoroughly screen prospective drivers and follow a carefully crafted interview and selection process to ensure we hire only the best, most professional individuals for your community. Our minimal hiring requirements include background checks, drug and alcohol testing, and physical performance and dexterity tests.

Comprehensive Driver Training

We understand that new and experienced drivers require different training, so we’ve developed comprehensive programs targeting each level of experience. Programs include The Smith System® advanced driver training, sexual harassment training, safety procedure training, and injury prevention. No matter the program, a focus on professionalism is weaved into every curriculum to ensure your district will have skilled, respectful, and compassionate drivers.

Early Childhood and Developmental Disabilities Training

All students deserve equal care. That’s why First Student drivers participate in numerous needs-specific education programs, workshops, and on-the-job training focused on recognizing, responding to, and transporting students with a variety of physical and emotional needs.

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.