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  • Nov 10, 2015

    How to Run Your Shop like a Well-Oiled Machine

    You expect your school buses running smoothly, efficiently and on-time every day throughout the school year. But what about your maintenance shop – does it run like a well-oiled machine?
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  • Oct 15, 2015

    How Much Does a School Bus REALLY Cost?

    To make a fully informed decision when purchasing a new school bus, you need to know more than just the purchase price – you need to know the total cost of ownership. This includes both direct and indirect costs associated with operating a school bus over its life cycle.
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  • Sep 17, 2015

    Showing We Care

    At First Student, our "I Care + We Care = Customer Care" initiative sets general age-appropriate conduct expectations for students and provides positive behavioral-specific reinforcement for safe, appropriate bus behaviors.
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  • Aug 11, 2015

    Shouldering the Safety of Your Child – School Bus Safety Success

    First Student seeks to create the best start and finish to the school day for students and their families. One way we do this is to provide communities with the safest student transportation. The school bus industry is the largest and safest transportation system in the nation and the First Student team of drivers holds a safety record twice as safe as the industry average.
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  • Jul 31, 2015

    Building Routes that Work: 5 Tips to Get Students to School on Time

    First Planning Solutions has put together 5 tips that will help position your district for success in the upcoming school year by ensuring your students arrive on time and ready to learn. First Planning Solutions is the industry-leading expert in student transportation routing and consulting with over 150 years of collective experience.
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  • Jul 23, 2015

    School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

    Once a year the top school bus drivers from across North America participate in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. Hosted by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), this is one of the most important events in the school bus industry where drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skill, and dedication to pupil transportation.
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  • Jun 1, 2015

    Happiness Starts with Yellow.®

    The big yellow bus - it’s not just a big vehicle; it’s the beginning of so much: the school day, friendships and the future. The yellow bus is the vehicle by which First Student employees and drivers care for students, today, tomorrow, together.
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