First Student Van Drive

Giving all students the chance to succeed

Self-operated districts can have up to 40% of their transportation budgets dedicated exclusively to transporting students with special needs.

Our flexible models including efficient routing for cost savings and significant purchasing power that drives discounts and helps control costs.


Hours of specialized training for van drivers

Designed for Safety

Partner with First Student and you’ll get:


Our drivers receive pre-employment testing, rigorous background checks, DOT physicals, extensive training, and an annual motor vehicle record review.


State-of-the-art vehicles maintained by over 3,000 ASE certified technicians.

  • 3-Point safety belts
  • GPS/Zonar
  • Dispatching radio

Student Care

Customized routes for transporting students with disabilities (TSD), McKinney-Vento and out of district students.


Vans deliver significant fleet cost, fuel, and maintenance savings and can reduce the number of transportation vendors your district needs to manage.

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.

US Corporate Headquarters
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202

P: (800) 844-5588

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