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Kansas Highway Patrol inspects school buses

All First Student Kansas Locations Earn Perfect Scores on State Inspections

WICHITA, Kan. — All six First Student locations in Kansas received perfect scores of 100 percent on recent state inspections, demonstrating a commitment to...

First Student to Provide Transportation for Racine Unified School District in...

CINCINNATI, Ohio — More students and families in Wisconsin will be relying on First Student to provide the best start and finish to the...

First Student Awarded New Contract with Hattiesburg Public School District

Hattiesburg, Miss. — The Hattiesburg Public School District has awarded a new contract to First Student to transport nearly 4,000 students through the 2023...
Zonar truck with school buses in the background

Zonar Announces Winners of New All-Star Awards Program

Smart-fleet management company Zonar announced the winners of its inaugural All-Star Awards program in three levels: gold, silver and bronze. The program was established to...

First Student President Dennis Maple Steps Down

It’s business as usual at First Student despite the announcement that Dennis Maple has stepped down as president to become the CEO of a...
Jackson Horner poses with the reflective belt.

Bus Driver for First Student Gets Reflective Belts for her Students

A school bus driver for First Student, based in Helena, Montana, recently felt the need to make school bus stops safer on her route....

First Student Maintenance Manager Recognized as a World Class Technician

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A First Student maintenance manager was named one of the best in the school bus industry several days ago. Frank Naelitz has...

Strategies for School Bus Safety Success

Keeping children safe on the school bus is not only the role of the bus driver, but also the role of the school district...

The Assurance of Great Leadership

Trust is a two-way street. I uncovered this common thread shared by the finalists of the 2019 AASA Superintendent of the Year Award, which...

Hamilton County School Board in Tenn. Could Change Contractors

The Hamilton County School Board voted on Thursday night to accept the proposal of First Student over the current bus company, Durham School Services,...

October 2019

Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.
Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts,...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...