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We’re Hiring!  Join Team Tristar and be a part of the largest specialized transportation fleet in Central Ohio serving special needs students and adults with non-emergency medical transportation needs. 


We're the leading experts in specialized, door-to-door student transportation for Central Ohio schools thanks to our team of friendly, safe and reliable drivers. Our drivers and support staff are highly-trained and driven to always operate with compassion, precision and positive energy.  As we add more routes for students and with our rapidly expanding non-emergency medical transportation services, we are looking for safe, reliable and compassionate people to join Team Tristar.

Check out our feature with ABC Channel 6 where we share what we're doing to combat the driver shortage and how we're making difference in our amazing community.


Are you looking to make a connection with your
job?  Driving for Tristar is a rewarding, part-time opportunity providing door-to-door transportation to those who need it most. 

What We Offer:

  • Part-time, 20-30 hours on average per week

  • Weekday hours only

  • Paid training and credentialing

  • No CDL

  • Use of company car, phone, and gas card during shift

  • Shift begins & ends at YOUR home with company car (student drivers only)

  • Third generation company maintaining a strong family business environment

  • 401k program

  • $100 sign-on bonus and $500 employee referral program

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“I love Tristar because they treat me like family, and they are my second family”

Cathy, 2022 Driver of the Year


Safety is first and foremost in all that we do. We follow strict guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Education to hire our drivers, including screening processes, policies, procedures and reporting requirements. To drive with us, we require:

  • Must be 24 years of age or older

  • Experience with children or adults with disabilities a plus

  • Familiarity with smart phones, including map, email, and time-keeping apps.

  • Less than 4 points on your Ohio license; have no ‘assured clear distance’ violations in the last two years

  • No DUI’s/OMVI’s on your driving record in the last 10 years

  • Background check with a fingerprint FBI/BCI screening and sex offender registries

  • Pre-employment drug screen as well as random, reasonable suspicion and post accident screenings once on board

  • Pre-employment driving test

  • Annual driver physicals

  • Successful completion of the Ohio Department of Education training, our Tristar training and annual in-service classes

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“I am impressed with Tristar’s professionalism and dedication to delivering high quality transportation services.  However, the qualities that stand out the most to me are their level of caring and compassion.  It’s  at the heart of everything they do.  This extends not only to the customers they serve but also the people who work for them.  Tristar creates a stable and considerate environment for their employees.  This is why more people are deciding to use Tristar Transportation for their transportation needs.”

James Bartczak CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

“MatureWorks and Tristar Transportation have collaborated for over 10 years assisting those in the 50+ workforce in Central Ohio to find a great new job opportunity. Every year, Tristar hires multiple MatureWorks clients - they value the dedication, reliability and flexibility that the mature worker brings to their team of Drivers. And the MatureWorks clients tell us they enjoy their jobs with Tristar as they appreciate the warm family-business environment, the job’s benefits and the work hours. MatureWorks and Tristar have jointly held many job hiring events, and Tristar has also participated annually in the MatureWorks Seniors Career Expo – so our two organizations know each other well, and share a mutual respect and appreciation for each other.”

Barb Stoltz

Employer Outreach Associate

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If you are interested in learning more about Tristar Transportation Co. or wish to apply for one of our openings, please fill out this short application form.  After we review and  if we are ready to move to the next stage of the hiring process, we will provide you with a link to our full employment application.

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You can also download Printable Application here

Return the completed application to Tristar by faxing it to 864-751-2946 or mailing the application to: 

Tristar Transportation Co.
682 E. Lincoln Ave.

Columbus, OH 43229


If you have any additional questions, you can call our employment line at 614-679-7280.

 Reviews from Our Riders, Drivers and Partners

"I am impressed with their professionalism and dedication to delivering high quality transportation services.  However, the qualities that stand out the most to me are their level of caring and compassion.  It seems to be at the heart of everything they do."

James B. CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

“Reputable and safe! I know special education administrators who swear by Tristar.”

Wilson D., Partner

“I enjoy working with Tristar!  The office staff really do everything they can to accommodate our requests.  We have worked together on many occasions to get the best services for our students, and to troubleshoot any problems that arise.”

Kathleen Williams.,
Student Services, Reach Educational Services

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