School Bus Driver- Five Star
In South Hadley, MA


The Five Star Bus organization has been family run since its founding in 1989 and recently joined the STA family. We have an irreplaceable team in Western Massachusetts and in Cape Cod, and have enjoyed great success by bringing family values to the workplace. We always value our customers, management team and front line employees before our bottom line and we believe the loyalty, respect and care that is generated from this provides much more than a better return on our investment; it provides better overall services to our clients.



What you need – To become a school bus driver, you will first need to obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The learner’s permit,, along with endorsements to drive passengers and school buses will allow you to start the process to become a school bus driver.
  • Endorsements needed – (P) – Passenger Transport, (S) – School Bus, and Air Brakes. 
  • School Bus Driver Certificate from the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), and is coordinated through Five Star Bus. We will sign off once you have completed the required training. 
  • Have (3) three continuous years of driving. 
  • Pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. 
  • Pass a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. 
  • Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. 
  • Have a clean driving record from the Mass RMV. 
  • Get Fingerprinted for State of MA. We assist with this. 
  • Pass First Aid & CPR Training. We assist with this. 
  • Pass the required RMV written exams which are for Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Passenger Transport (P), School Bus (S) and Air brakes. 
  • Pass a DPU road test. The DPU administers the licensing and Road Testing for all CDL School Bus drivers


To Join Us?


Our people are positive role models for the more than one million children we transport every day.