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
Drivers hired every year through our national recruiting team
Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms
Hours of specialized training for van drivers
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.
Caring for Students is Our First Priority
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.Learn more
The Most Technologically Advanced Buses on the Road
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.Learn more
All of the Rigor of First Student in a More Flexible Vehicle
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.Learn more
Delivering Students that are Physically Safe, and Emotionally Ready to Learn
FirstServes™ is a special education training and development program that aligns First Student with districts and families to support students with disabilities. Learn more