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Transportation Manager



TRANSPORTATION MANAGER

 

First things First: Who are we? 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

Transportation Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manages operational expenses and explains budget variances
  • Manages injury and collision claims
  • Ensures safety practices and applicable regulations are obeyed by all employees
  • Ensure facilities and buses are maintained to First Student safety and environmental standards
  • Sets accurate schedules for routes
  • Minimizes route drive times and mileage while adhering to contractual and regulatory mandates
  • Provides accurate and timely operational and financial reporting as requested by AGM and/or finance
  • Ensures purchases follow company processes and policies
  • Drives employee engagement and recognition

Transportation Manager Experience and Skills Required:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years management experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Business background in financial, strategic, and/or organizational analysis

First for a Reason  

 Benefits 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

About First Student, Inc. & First Transit 

First Student, Inc. & First Transit is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  

 Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


 
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Location
12754 - Plainfield
22544 E 143rd Street, Plainfield, Illinois, United States, 60544
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  • Company:
    First Student
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
  • City:
    Plainfield
  • State / Province:
    Illinois
  • Job Category:
    Operations Management & Supervisory
  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    630.637.8031
  • Vacancy Number:
    41308
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