Why Driver Training & Compliance is Vital to Safety

We strongly believe the cycle of success starts with treating employees well, and we do that by fostering a safety-driven culture that empowers drivers to feel proud of the work they do, delivering safe, reliable, and on-time service.

It is our goal to hire and train drivers who are committed to safety and maintaining STA’s reputation as an industry leader. School bus drivers receive special training in safety and security, undergo regular drug and alcohol testing, and receive regular driving record checks. Personal security and all school bus traffic laws designed to protect students are strictly enforced at all times.

Driver Training Program

Student Transportation of America is committed to the safety of the students we transport, and we believe that our drivers' knowledge is the groundwork for safe and dependable service. We utilize industry-leading training materials developed by School Bus Safety Company to continually provide our drivers with up-to-date training, ensuring they are the safest drivers on the road. Each driver provided by STA is required to complete annual certification and in-service training using SBSC’s The Driver Training Course, ensuring our safety and training programs meet and often exceed Federal and State regulations.

Certification Requirements

To operate a school bus for Student Transportation of America, drivers must have the following certifications on file:

  • Appropriate driving credentials for the type of vehicle to be driven, with all proper endorsements
  • Current medical card
  • Motor Vehicle Records and Driver's Certification of Violations
  • Criminal background checks
  • FBI fingerprinting
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • State-specific documents, as needed
Supplemental Training

Launched in 2011 with great success, ST University (STU) is STA's Learning Management System, an interactive training supplement to our more traditional Behind-the-Wheel and Classroom training methods. With a web-based platform that can be accessed from any computer with Internet capability, employees can log in to the learning system with a unique user name and password to view training modules that cover a variety of material including safety, behavioral, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

These training modules are created to deliver an engaging and innovative approach to employee training. Modules currently available to employees across North America include Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness, Behavior-Based Safety Training, Morale and Team Building, Seizure Disorder Awareness, Special Needs Emergency Evacuation Plan, Bullying Workshops, Managing Student Behavior, and our Safety Leadership program.