Fleet Maintenance

Put optimal performance at the forefront

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. Whenever possible, we go beyond Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recommendations for your fleet maintenance — to heighten vehicle safety, maximize equipment life cycle, and minimize vehicle down-time through scheduling efficiency.

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
142

ASE Blue Seal Certified Shops

92%

of First Student Shops are Classified as Lean

3,300+

Qualified and highly engaged technicians who hold over 2,700 ASE certifications

550,000,000

Miles driven every year

Leverage our size and expertise to care 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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We keep maintenance and repair costs low to help extend the life of your fleet. And with unmatched fleet and parts purchasing power we can outfit you with high-quality equipment at lower price​

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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.