Revenue:FirstGroup reported sales of more than $10.6 billion for 2012 and operating profits of $681 million. 23 percent of the company’s total revenue came from First Student operations.
Size:First Student is the largest operator of school bus services in North America.
Buses:The company operates over 54,000 school buses with more than six million students delivered to school each day.
Districts:The company operates in 1,400 school districts in the US
Union Membership:The Teamsters represents over 21,000 First Student workers. In 2011, the Teamster First Student members ratified the first-ever national agreement with the company. The National Contract expires March 31, 2015.
Ownership:Tim O’Toole was appointed Chief Executive in November 2010. He joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in May 2009 and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive in June 2010. Linda Burtwistle took over the position of president of First Student in 2008. She had previously served as president of First Transit and First Services