The Advantage

It’s proven. When you privatize student transportation services, not only does your school benefit — the community benefits, too.

Why Contract?

From simplifying your day and streamlining your time to enjoying costs savings and a fixed budget, the reasons to contract are many.

Questions About Contracting?

Whether you’re interested in learning more about privatization or would like to discuss contracting services, we’re here to help.

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Find Career Opportunities at First Student

Our employees are our most important resource, and we are committed to providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities.


The Benefits of Contract Student Transportation

Many school districts nationwide have discovered that outsourcing student transportation helps decrease costs while increasing levels of safety and control.


Rent a School Bus for Group Trips and Events

Our school buses aren't just for kids. From field trips to corporate events, First Student is the affordable alternative for a variety of groups and destinations.


Used Bus Sales

The largest inventory of pre-owned buses that will provide exceptional value for your transportation budget. 

Our Services


  • School Busing
  • Student Transportation
  • Special Needs Transportation
  • School Bus Rentals


  • Daily Route Management
  • Routing Services
  • Logistics & Scheduling
  • Drivers and Staff


  • Bus Leasing and Ownership
  • Parts and Maintenance
  • Fuel Purchasing and Storage
  • Used Bus Sales


  • Fleet Analysis & Reporting
  • GPS & Student Tracking
  • Child Check-Mate System
  • Theft-Mate Security

Our Experience

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Connecting to our Communities

First Student's century of experience can be traced back to 1913 with the City of Newman, CA - a community partnership that continues to grow with time.

October 8, 2015

Tammy Freerksen | 16 Years of Caring for Students

Location Manager Tammy Freerksen began her student transportation career as a driver in in 1999. Having just had her fourth child, Tammy was looking...

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Chris Pedde | A Most Unusual Career Launch

Chris Pedde drove a school bus during college and after graduation was offered a position as location manager. In the 20 years since, he has...

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Lawrence, Kansas Food Bank


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Buffalo Public Schools


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YMCA School Skates Program


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