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Jul 23, 2015, 12:45 PM

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.

The event allows drivers to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through a written test and a driving test. There are also various categories of competition, including conventional, transit or small bus. Qualifying begins at the local level. Winners of local events go on to compete at the state or provincial level. The best of the best are then invited to the International Safety Competition hosted by the NSTA.

driver test during safety competition

   driver skills testing

This July, fourteen First Student drivers were among those competing for top honors and recognition. They truly exemplify our core values of
setting the highest standards and being dedicated to safety.  

Driver

Location

Brian Cravens

Bethel, Ore.

David Parker

Josephine County, Ore.

Samantha Sonnichesen

Gresham, Ore.

Hannah Beard

Rockwood, Miss.

Vicki Delvecchio

Pine Bush, N.Y.

Rebecca Stanton

Wichita, Kan.

Tammy Waters

Wichita, Kan.

Lisa Carmody

Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Dena DelCastillo

White Bear Lake, Minn.

Pauline Kish

Minnetonka - Tonka Bay, Minn.

Dodo Freerksen

Rimbey - Alberta, B.C.

Teri Unruh

Taber - Alberta, B.C.

Debra Labbe

Prairie View, Ill.

Jerry Palmer

Olathe, Kan.