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Safe Programs

Built to keep our students safe

We have a strong safety culture

With the goal to be consistently and reliably safe front of mind, we have built student-centered safety and training programs that establish and uphold an effective safety culture you can trust — one where we are continuously learning and proactively applying best practices. We foster a commitment to safety and accountability by training our managers how to improve learning outcomes, reinforce the right work habits, develop a team of determined problem solvers, and build employee morale.


Key safety programs include:

  • BeSafe Leadership Program
  • Safety Program Support
  • Location Safety Toolbox
  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • DriverScore® Safety Performance Scoring

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Hours of specialized training for van drivers


Student journeys completed every day


ASE Blue Seal Certified Shops

Nationally recognized safety unparalleled in the industry

Our BeSafe Leadership Program has earned First Student a place among a select group of companies in the National Safety Council’s Campbell Institute™. Members of the Campbell Institute™ contribute to Environment, Health, and Safety research and thought leadership across industries. First Student is also the only student transportation provider to receive the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety and Occupational Excellence Award.


Our BeSafe Leadership Program combines critical safety behaviors, daily touchpoints, and regular debrief sessions to support employees and promote a culture of safety and accountability.

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DriverScore focuses on key metrics to give drivers tangible goals they can focus on and improve against. Making scores visible to the team has created a friendly competition amongst drivers and further improved our company-wide commitment to safety and continuous improvement.

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Our I Care + We Care initiative provides students with meaningful and proactive feedback when they are “getting it right.” Positive feedback like this helps to develop trusting relationships based on mutual respect and establishes a foundation on which to resolve issues together when they occur.

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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.

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191 Rosa Parks Street, 8th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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