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Questions You Must Ask When Implementing Student GPS Tracking

The choice to implement student GPS tracking within your school district is a major decision that requires a great deal of dialogue among administrators and other school district employees. Understandably, those in charge of making the decision on student ..

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Reasons to Reduce School Bus Idling

When managing a school bus transportation network, there are a lot of factors to keep track of, and sometimes it's easy to let the little things slip by. However, in the case of school bus idling, it's a little thing that adds up to big problems! Your driv..

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Ways School Administrators Can Support School Bus Drivers

Given how badly the school bus driver shortage is affecting school districts around the country, it's absolutely vital that school transportation directors and administrations do whatever they can to retain the drivers on their payroll. In many areas, this..

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Use Student GPS Tracking to Solve Transportation Challenges

Subject: Student GPS Tracking Helps Keep Riders Safe Meta Description: School districts across North America use student GPS tracking systems to keep students safe and minimize costs.

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School Bus Drivers Response If A Fire Broke Out

On January 31, 2019, a driver in Tamarac, Florida, had to deal with one of the nightmare scenarios most school bus drivers hope they never have to handle - a fire onboard the bus. For reasons still under investigation, black smoke started coming out of the..

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Tips on How to Improve Student Rider Safety

Subject: Practical Tips for Improving Student Rider Safety Meta Description: School buses are considered one of the safest modes of student transportation, but these practical tips can up the level of student rider safety that your district provides. Each ..

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Why Tracking Software is Essential

Most experts agree that taking students on field trips is a positive educational experience. A recent study cited by the National Education Foundation found that, regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status, gender or ethnicity, students who take field ..

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Cost-Saving Services Of School Bus Routing Software

School bus routing software is rapidly catching on with school districts and transportation management companies around the U.S. for its ability to improve route optimization and render significant cost-savings.

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Icy, Snowy Weather & School Bus Safety

School bus safety is critical at all times of the year, but it's particularly crucial during the winter months. Snowy weather and icy roads present some of the biggest dangers a bus and its passengers can face, yet your drivers will be called on to drive i..

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School Bus Driver Shortage

Getting students safely to and from school is a priority for everyone. However many school districts are experiencing a shortage in school bus drivers. School bus driver shortage is an ongoing challenge that districts repeatedly face before, during and thr..

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An Introduction to GPS Vehicle Tracking

GPS vehicle tracking is a very well-established technology at this point, in use by fleet systems and individual drivers all over the world. It's safe, reliable, and even as you read this, there are likely thousands of people using GPS to get where they ne..

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Addressing the Challenge of Missed Buses and Missing Children

When a school district oversees hundreds or thousands of children per day, it’s always a possibility a child will get lost in the shuffle. This is an extremely serious situation, but most of the time, the child can be located if everyone involved keeps a c..

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What To Look For in School Transportation Software & Providers

School districts are scrambling to find answers to the problems of safe, efficient, affordable student transportation in the 21st century. Today’s challenges are nothing new, but our technology – where it exists – is outdated and inefficient.

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Navigating the Challenges: How Bus Routing Software Adapts to Weather and Traffic

At this point, the issue of creating static school bus routes has been largely solved. Modern bus routing software can work with even the largest districts, chewing through thousands of potential routes for hundreds of buses to deliver optimized solutions...

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School Transportation: Lessons Learned and Future Preparedness

Most of us cite 2020, the year of COVID-19, as the beginning of the school transportation driver shortage. Yes, the current school bus driver shortage is making global headlines, but student transportation industry issues have always existed. In 1950, seve..

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How To Create A Fiscally Responsible School District Is Everyone's Business

Few school districts have ever struggled with having "too much" money, and budgets are tight most of the time. However, things are particularly bad now. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to create challenges, schools are having to spend a lot of mon..

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How to Keep Kids Safe from Predators at the Bus Stop

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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4 Ways to Show Appreciation for School Bus Drivers During the Holidays

All too often, being a bus driver can feel like a thankless job. School bus drivers have to work genuinely inconvenient hours, and spend most of their time on the job getting yelled at by their passengers, district parents, or both. Not to mention the stre..

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Optimizing Efficiency with School Bus Routing Software

Discover how school bus routing software can revolutionize transportation efficiency and streamline operations for schools.

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Staying Connected: How Mobile Apps Improve Parent Communication on Buses

Good parental communication is a cornerstone of a successful school transportation system. Parents need to be kept in the loop regarding buses, schedules, pickup/dropoff points, and more. A smoothly functioning bus system keeps parents “on board” with ever..

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Sustainability in Action: Green Initiatives Powered by BusBoss Technology

School transportation systems are becoming ever harder to manage in the 2020s. Budgets are flat, or even being cut, even as more burdens are placed on district transportation systems. Even as districts struggle to keep their buses running and ensuring thei..

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Student Ridership Trends: Understanding Patterns With BusBoss Analytics

Throughout 2023 and into the next few years, school bus transportation may see systemic shifts in student ridership trends. These patterns and trends are causing parents and schools to explore alternative transportation methods as well as software solution..

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Going the Extra Mile: Enhancing Student Experience in School Transportation

When developing policies and choosing technology investments into your school bus fleet, are you taking the student experience into account? It's easy to overlook the students when planning bus policies, but catering to them can bring real benefits. When t..

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Safeguarding the Future: Future-Proofing Your School Bus Fleet with Technology

Technology investments in your school bus fleet are a tricky business because you need to have one eye on your current needs, and the other eye on the future. Any purchase should be as "future-proofed" as possible, intended to be used for many years, and c..

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Reducing Costs and Carbon Footprint: Green Initiatives in School Transportation

When it comes to school transportation, you might not immediately think of environmental impact and cost efficiency. However, schools across the country are now adopting green initiatives to not only reduce their carbon footprint but also save valuable res..

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How To Confront Parental Concerns Of A Student Tracking Device

Student GPS tracking has been a topic of hot debate amongst parents. While certain myths about student tracking have been spread around, the benefits of this added safety feature to school bus routing software have proven to be far more powerful than the m..

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Creating a Culture of Safety: Best Practices for School Bus Operations

When training and maintaining your school bus drivers, few topics are more important than bus safety. School buses are among the safest types of transportation on the road, but that requires drivers who are driving properly and aware of the limitations of ..

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Improving School Bus Fire Safety For Students With Disabilities

Millions of students ride school buses each day, and they are considered to be one of the safest forms of transportation. Unfortunately, emergencies do happen and it’s important for drivers to be prepared, especially when they transport students with disab..

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The Human Element: How School Bus Management Software Supports Drivers and Staff

These are hard times for school bus transportation directors. Costs are rising, while bus drivers are becoming increasingly difficult to find and retain. You need to keep up with modern best practices without costing too much, and ideally reducing costs wh..

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Supporting Driver Accountability

High-profile school bus tragedies such as the crash that took the lives of six students in Tennessee have parents concerned across the country. With an uptick in bullying and school violence, there is also valid worry about these incidents carrying over to..

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Exploring the Fascinating History of School Buses

School buses have been a cornerstone of student transportation and education for over a century. But did you know that their fascinating history dates back to the early days of carriages drawn by horses?

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Is Student Bus Transportation Safe?

Student bus transportation safety is an all-important topic, and one which tends to become controversial whenever there's any sort of incident involving a bus accident. The tendency of the media to blow up any accident can often overshadow how incredibly s..

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Help Improve Your School Bus Security

In recent years, school districts around the country have had to improve security in response to ever more shootings, violence, and even terrorist activity. It's a dangerous world, and schools have to be prepared. However, all too often a district will foc..

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From Chaos to Efficiency: Managing Field Trips with Bus Routing Software

Most students love field trips - but most teachers and administrators dread them. Field trips can be a great experience, or just get the kids out of a stuffy classroom for a day, but the actuality of wrangling the students can be incredibly stressful. Ther..

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Empowering Drivers: The Role of Training and Technology in School Bus Safety

When a school bus is on the road, nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of its passengers. While there are numerous ways a bus can be designed to improve safety, your drivers cannot be overlooked! New technologies are making it easier for driv..

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Bus Routing: Adding More Bus Stops

Schools reopening this fall are almost certainly going to be making significant changes to their buses and routing, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. If these changes are going to involve adding new bus stops - such as to prevent too many students f..

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Parental Peace of Mind: How Parent Portal Apps Enhance School Bus Communication

If your district is looking for better ways to communicate with parents about your transportation system, one of the best options is setting up a parental portal app. Parent portal apps are protected and secured interfaces which allow recognized parents an..

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Do Long School Bus Rides Save Money, And At What Cost To The Student?

Finding ways to save more money for education is always a valid and worthwhile endeavor, as there can’t be an upper price placed on your children’s education. However, whether your district chooses to consolidate the total number of schools into a smaller ..

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Beyond the Wheels: Exploring Innovative Designs for Modern School Buses

When it comes to "classic designs," it's hard to get more classic than the big yellow school bus. The basic look of American school buses was cemented in the 1940s, and hasn't changed much since... but the technology inside them has. Modern school bus desi..

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Benefits Of Integrating Student Info Systems With Bus Routing Software

Does your school district need an all-in-one software solution for keeping up with your students? After all, one of the biggest issues when schools look at updating their computer systems is the problem of systems integration. Ultimately, , since otherwise..

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Ensuring Student Safety: How GPS Tracking Enhances School Bus Operations

For those overseeing school district transportation, keeping students safe is the top priority. As students travel to school every day, it's important to have confidence in the transportation system. But thanks to new technology, there are even better ways..

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Curbing Violence on School Buses

School-related violence is on the rise in the United States and this has parents and school district officials worried about the safety of students on buses. Bus drivers work in tight spaces and must constantly multitask. This stressful environment can be ..

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Streamlining School Transportation

Streamlining School Transportation: The Power of Bus Routing Software

As a school administrator or transportation coordinator, you are well aware of the complexities involved in managing transportation efficiently. Coordinating multiple bus routes, accommodating student locations, and ensuring timely arrivals and departures ..

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Main Talking Points To Confront Parental Concerns Of A Student Tracking Device

Student GPS tracking has been a topic of hot debate amongst parents. While certain myths about student tracking have been spread around, the benefits of this added safety feature to school bus routing software have proven to be far more powerful than the m..

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5 Key Benefits of Implementing a School Bus Fleet Management System

Supervising a school bus fleet can often feel like a challenging task. Ensuring the safety and efficiency of your school transportation system is of most importance. Fortunately, with the advent of technology, there are now advanced school bus fleet manage..

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Ways to Communicate School Bus Route Changes

When it comes to drawing up bus routes, most districts try to do it at the beginning of the school year and stick with it. Sometimes that’s just not possible, and circumstances beyond their control dictate that routes may have to be re-planned during the s..

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Tornado Preparedness For School Bus Drivers

Proper training of school bus drivers means preparing them for as many on-road eventualities as possible, including ones which are relatively rare. One of the rarest – but most dangerous – is the possibility of one or more buses being on their routes when ..

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How Do I Know If There Are There Sex Offenders Near My Child’s School Bus Stop?

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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15 Ways Pearson PowerSchool Integration Brings Peace of Mind

It seems to happen so rarely, but doesn't your school district run more smoothly when everyone's more-or-less satisfied?

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Make Sure Your School Bus Safety Plan Prepares You For An Accident

Throughout the many years BusBoss has been bringing school districts transportation management software, we have heard numerous stories about school bus accidents, and these accidents are deeply troubling to us.

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Ways to Decrease Costs With Fuel Management

With school district finances being stretched to the max, administrators are being asked to find innovative solutions for saving money to avoid cutting programs. School District transportation departments are often called upon to minimize their budgets and..

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Reasons School Bus Drivers Quit

The current shortage of school bus drivers is really a twofold problem. Part of the problem is recruitment, but the other part is in retention. School bus drivers have a turnover rate that's significantly higher than average - particularly when it comes to..

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Tips for School Bus Driver Evacuation Training

No one likes to contemplate the idea of a school bus being involved in a major accident, such as one which leads to it flipping or rolling. But, the reality is that such accidents are always a possibility. Even the best-trained school bus driver can be und..

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Serving Students and Communities With School Bus Transportation

Even though big yellow buses are most commonly associated with schools, that doesn't mean school bus transportation is only about schools. A fleet of buses is a genuine asset for any community, and they can be put to creative use in ways that go beyond the..

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What Should Be Included In A School Bus GPS Parent App?

More and more districts are starting to adopt GPS tracking systems in their buses, to help them track and optimize their fleets. However, GPS systems can have another big benefit. When paired with the right school bus GPS parent app, it can make life easie..

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Safer Bus Routes: Avoiding “Danger Zones"

Scheduling safe school bus routes is a serious initiative for every school district. As a school administrator, transportation manager or transportation contractor, your main goal is to get students to and from school safely, every day.

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3 Simple Driver Strategies To Plan Safer Field Trips

For hundreds of years, field trips have been a tried and true teaching technique. Taking students out of a classroom and into a "real world" situation has always been a good way of reinforcing the lessons, and showing that they aren't just abstract exercis..

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Dealing with Bullies on the Bus

Bullying in the educational setting is a problem that has captured the attention of school districts across North America. Anytime the physical and emotional safety of a child is threatened, their ability to learn decreases. According to the U.S. Departmen..

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Student Tracking Made Simpler

A school bus tracking app for keeping track of students is a priority that is increasing in importance in school districts across North America and around the world. One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to track students is by utilizing an ID sy..

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Why You Need a School Bus Tracking App

How much oversight do you have over your buses, while they're on the road? If one suddenly came to an unexpected stop or deviated from its route without warning, how long would it take you to know? For too many districts, the answer would be "a long time."..

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Is Your Bus Fleet Emergency Ready? Here Are 3 Ways To Tell.

The jobs of school bus drivers and transportation administrators are vitally important. As the adults responsible for getting students to and from school, field trips, and special events safely, taking appropriate precautions to prepare for and respond to ..

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Field Trip Planning Made Easier: Why Tracking Software is Essential

Most experts agree that taking students on field trips is a positive educational experience. A recent study cited by the National Education Foundation found that, regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status, gender, or ethnicity, students who take field..

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Bus Tracking Apps: Anticipating Parental Needs

If your district already utilizes tracking devices to plot your bus's location in real-time, it might be time to open up that service to more people in your community! Schools around the nation are beginning to offer smartphone apps to parents, allowing th..

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5 Reasons You Need a School Bus Tracking App

How much oversight do you have over your buses, while they're on the road? If one suddenly came to an unexpected stop or deviated from its route without warning, how long would it take you to know? For too many districts, the answer would be "a long time."..

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Bonuses to Attract School Bus Drivers: 5 Tips

The current school bus driver shortage shows no signs of abating. In fact, if more states follow Tennessee's lead and start imposing stricter requirements on school bus drivers, that could actually make the recruitment-and-retention problem worse. It's a d..

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Illegal Passing of School Buses: 2015 Florida Survey Results

Survey results released by the Florida Department of Education indicate that illegal passing of school buses is a continued problem. Nearly 10,000 drivers across the state participated in the survey, which documented the number and type of illegal incident..

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FMCSA Announces Proposed Rule on School Bus Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed regulations for entry-level commercial truck and bus drivers to complete certain training prerequisites before obtaining their commercial driver's license (CDL).

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Field Trip Planning Made Easier: Why Tracking Software is Essential

Most experts agree that taking students on field trips is a positive educational experience. A recent study cited by the National Education Foundation found that, regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status, gender or ethnicity, students who take field ..

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Satellite Tracking Apps for School Buses

If you have been wondering if incorporating a satellite tracking app system for your school bus fleet is really worth the investment, there is strong evidence to indicate that it is. There are many benefits to utilizing this technology, and student safety ..

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Bus Fleet is Emergency Ready

The jobs of school bus drivers and transportation administrators are vitally important. As the adults responsible for getting students to and from school, field trips, and special events safely, taking appropriate precautions to prepare for and respond to ..

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Reasons To Consider Hiring A Transportation Coordinator

Let's be honest, these are tough times to be involved in school management. Pressures are mounting on all sides, with very few release valves available. School budgets are constantly being cut, so you have to make do with less each year, or so it seems. Ye..

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3 Signs You Need A Better System For Tracking School

In days past, back when school systems had better finances, gas prices were reasonable and parents had actual relationships with their children’s school bus drivers, there was little need for tracking school buses and other transportation.

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Reasons To Consider Hiring A Transportation Coordinator

Let's be honest, these are tough times to be involved in school management. Pressures are mounting on all sides, with very few release valves available. School budgets are constantly being cut, so you have to make do with less each year, or so it seems. Ye..

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3 Signs You Need A Better System For Tracking School

In days past, back when school systems had better finances, gas prices were reasonable and parents had actual relationships with their children’s school bus drivers, there was little need for tracking school buses and other transportation.

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Why You Should Purchase Tracker Tracking Systems

With so many responsibilities that need to be taken care of throughout the day (or even during the entire week), the last thing a transportation supervisor wants to deal with is a stolen vehicle.

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3 Ways To Get Things Under Control With Route Management Software

One of the most frustrating and difficult responsibilities when it comes to managing an entire fleet of transportation vehicles, whether it is cars or buses, is making sure that all of those vehicles are where they need to be, on time, and don't have any m..

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5 Ways A GSM GPS Tracker Can Be Used

Traditionally, school districts are hesitant to invest in new technology. There are a number of reasons for this, with the cost of new tech being among the most pressing. Without donations of machines, it's difficult for a school to afford to outfit itself..

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Route Planning Software: Keeping You Organized

Organization is one of the key factors in making sure that all of your route management and transportation fleet reporting is under control and as efficient as possible. But sometimes things can go awry and suddenly that organized system isn't working anym..

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4 Tips To Using Route Software

Technology and software is becoming such a commonplace part within life that it is almost hard to believe how we were able to get work done in the years before computers and computer software. But now things have become much easier and much more convenient..

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5 Ways To Use Routing And Scheduling Software

Gone are the days of having to use pen, paper, and manually putting in reports for an entire fleet of buses. Say goodbye to the ways of having to chart through large maps and use push-pins--now, you can easily keep track of everything, from routing to sche..

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3 Reasons For Joining The Tracking Schools

One of the most contentious issues in current American school politics is the matter of the “tracking schools.” Led by experiments in Texas that are being replicated worldwide, these are schools that have begun actively using GPS and RFID tracking technolo..

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6 Characteristics Of A Great School Bus Driver

A great group of bus drivers means that you can have one of the best fleets to manage, making it easier for you to do your job and stay on route with schedules and plans. However, being able to create that group and find those highly professional bus drive..

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What To Expect From Transportation Management Services

With budgets being crunched around the nation, any enterprise that maintains a vehicle fleet has to be extremely careful about how they spend their money. From private businesses to haulage companies to public schools: your vehicles are one of your biggest..

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Transport Software: Step By Step Directions To Using It

There are a lot of transport software solutions on the market today, aimed at enterprises at various levels of proficiency. However, when we were developing our Transport Software we realized that the most powerful software in the world really isn't much h..

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What To Look For In A Transportation Supervisor

As transportation systems become more complex, handling their management and oversight similarly becomes a more complex task. In the past, you may have done well enough scheduling and routing your vehicles with strings and pushpins on maps, and using simpl..

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Do You Need A Student Tracking System?

One of the biggest fears of transportation coordinators, school administrators, parents, and even school bus drivers, is a missing child during the transportation to and from school. While it may be uncommon to have a missing child issue during the entiret..

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Helpful Tips For Vehicle Monitoring

If you're responsible for overseeing school bus operations – or any sort of fleet of land vehicles – I don't have to tell you what a challenging task it is. Your cargo is beyond precious, you have potentially hundreds or thousands of “clients” (parents) to..

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Why Tracking School Transportation Is Really Important

In the old days, tracking school transportation and creating routes may have been done with pen and paper, but times have changed. Fortunately, this process has been revolutionized with the implementation of top notch software and GPS tracking systems. Thi..

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What To Do With A School Bus Pass

The school bus pass is not normally considered by most administration, especially when they have so much to worry about and take responsibility for. However, school bus passes are quite important for their highly simple way of making sure that no student i..

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GPS Fleet Tracking Companies: Why You Need Them

For many businesses, the single most powerful tool that computing has brought them is optimization. In most industries, we're still using fundamentally the same processes and ideas that we've been using for decades, but computers allow us to do them better..

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Tracking Schools: Are You Doing It Properly?

Being able to track all of the schools in your area can feel like a tough job, but thankfully routing software takes the guess work--and most of the hard work--out of the equation so you can focus on other responsibilities that need your attention. Trackin..

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Satellite Vehicle Tracking: It's More Important Than You'd Think

Do you know where your fleet is at all times? While it may sound impossible, it is actually quite possible to be able to know exactly where your entire fleet is even when part of it might be parked somewhere and another in-use and going along with all of t..

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Transportation Coordinator

A transportation coordinator's job is a round the clock operation. The job entails many different duties and often times involves taking on the tasks of multiple positions. They have numerous responsibilities and must answer to their manager, school staff ..

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School Management System: How It Should Operate

The ways to harness technology to make your school run more smoothly and more safely are expanding quickly. Just a couple decades ago, it was still standard to see school districts doing most of their record-keeping by hand: drawing bus routes with lines o..

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Ways To Organize Your Student Management

Chances are, your student management is organized, in some fashion, with a student database at the center of it. You have a list of students, and you go from there: they get use to routine bus routes, to classes, and so forth. That's the standard way.

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Benefits To Using AVL GPS

With the recent tragedy in Connecticut, public school safety is once again among the most important discussions in the nation. While the Newtown shooting may not have been easily avoided, anyone with responsibility in a school district should be looking fo..

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How To Use Bus Tracking Correctly

So, your school just went ahead and decided to invest in a GPS-based bus tracking system. That's an excellent call. GPS tracking can save you money on your bus fleet in numerous ways, as well as helping to keep the students in your care safe, but only if i..

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Why You Should Install GPS Vehicle Fleet Tracking

Now is an especially good time to be asking yourself: Are my school district's buses as safe for students to ride as they can be?

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Route Optimization Services - What Should I Expect?

Route Optimization Services - What should I expect?

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Use A Vehicle Monitoring System To Stay Organized

One of the most difficult tasks when it comes to managing dozens of vehicles and drivers is the nightmare of having unorganized documents on all of that routing data and information. Missing documents can mean a very bad time when it comes to reporting, au..

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Stay In The Know With School Bus Routing Software

Whether you are the school administrator and handling thousands of students and hundreds of faculty, a transportation director overseeing all of the bus routes and drivers, superintendent, or even a business manager, having up to date information to ensure..

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Using Your Vehicle Routing Software To Get The Big Bucks

Running any sort of contracted school bus service is a difficult job, with razor-thin profit margins. Far too many schools are seeing their budgets cut every year, putting more pressure on you to squeeze as much as you possibly can out of your fleets and s..

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What Do You Use A Student Tracking System For?

You've probably been aware of a debate in recent years over student tracking. An increasing number of schools have begun issuing their students mandatory ID cards to track them throughout school property, or even on the school bus.

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Getting Schooled With A School Bus Driver

I have nothing but sympathy for school bus drivers. It really has to be one of the most stressful and demanding jobs on the planet. I might not know first-hand, but I have the next-best thing. My mother was a school bus driver for several years, and I'll n..

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How To Keep Tabs With A Student Tracking Sheet

Despite all the advances in bus tracking, bus routing software, and organization, sometimes the traditional solutions are still the best.

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6 Proper Uses For GPS Vehicle Fleet Tracking Systems

With schools constantly seeing their budgets slashed, you're undoubtedly feeling the pinch yourself if you're in the business of providing school bus services. Economization is the name of the game across our school districts, from bus drivers to teachers...

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How To Know Your School Management System Needs An Upgrade

It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, all school record-keeping was done by hand. Today, a good database-driven school management system is absolutely a necessity. Between the proliferation of helicopter parenting and ever-increasing societal f..

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How To Use A Transportation Dispatcher To Their Full Potential

In the hugely competitive marketplace we face today, it is critical for savvy Transportation Directors, Superintendents, and Business Managers to better manage every single business process from your transportation equipment to your drivers to your transpo..

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Signs You Need New Route Planning Software

As technology becomes even more integrated into daily life, it will become even more commonplace when it comes to tracking routes and school buses. Instead of having to configure bus routes and distances students walk to the closest bus manually and potent..

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Transportation Routing Software: Keeping Your Employees On Track

Having to manage an entire fleet of vehicles can be difficult when data has to be tracked manually, on top of making sure all of the employees utilizing the fleet are where they need to be and being properly tracked. Instead of having to manually pencil in..

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How To Make Bus Routing Software Work For You

The greatest thing about bus management and routing these days is the ability to complete everything through technology and software. You don't have to worry about the mountains of paperwork that goes into tracking students, distances to different bus rout..

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Vehicle Monitoring System: 5 Ways Not To Use It

Back in the old days, keeping track of each individual vehicle's gas consumption, mileage, and possibly repairs meant a lot of reports, careful tracking, and possible human errors in the system. And when it comes to bigger fleets of buses that are transpor..

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Why Your Company Needs Better Dispatch Software

Before we begin this blog, I just wanted to say something: Thank you, school bus managers and school transportation officers.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Route Optimization Software

If you're in the business of planning a school's bus schedule, we don't have to tell you how demanding the job is. Hundreds or thousands of children rely on you to get to and from school safely, and if any of them are even a few minutes late, you'll be hea..

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5 Reasons You Need Student Tracking Software

Student tracking software is a necessity, the most accurate and effective way to keep children safe and to minimize today’s extraordinary transportation costs. Whether you’re the business manager, transportation director, the superintendent of a school dis..

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Transportation Costs Impact on School Budgets

Transportation Costs Impact on School Budgets School transportation costs eat a huge chunk of any schools budget. The cost of transporting kids to school needs to be reduced. Because there is such a high impact on school budgets from school transportation ..

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When Does Ensuring Child Stability Require Bus Routing?

We are currently living in the era of speed and mobility. While this can have numerous economical advantages, things are not always positive when it comes to children’s education. For the little ones, stability is very important and the lack of it can seri..

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GPS Vehicle Tracking: Strengthening Trust While Reducing Costs

When concerned parents are waiting for the school bus, every passing second is a potential moment for panic.

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Commonly Asked Questions about Managing Field Trips

In the interest of helping you accurately estimate school transportation costs in the event of any planned field trips, it is instructive to review a short compendium of the most common questions asked by administrators and field-trip coordinators nationwi..

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Fine Tune Your Transportation Services Using Vehicle Routing Software

In today's economy, every penny counts. With dwindling budgets, public schools are forced to cut corners wherever possible. This may include changing school schedules, to accommodate two tiers per bus, or finding ways to make a route more cost effective. O..

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GPS Vehicle Tracking System Enhances Safety and Cuts Costs

Even though it has gotten a bad reputation and caused a lot of controversy, GPS vehicle tracking is simply a way for companies to ensure the safety of their drivers. Despite what many people think, companies do not impose GPS tracking on their drivers to i..

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School Transportation Costs Drive Districts Toward Change

With school transportation costs rising, many public schools are beginning to make drastic changes to their transportation polices. The more the schools must depend on themselves and less on government funding, the burden of school transportation costs fal..

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School Transportation Costs, Policies and Practices: A Review of ...

School Transportation Costs, Policies and Practices: A review of … School transportation routes and therefore costs will change at the start of the 2012 - 2013 school year. If your child is enrolled at a primary school, you should read this very important ..

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Strategies for Saving School Bus Energy...

School bus transportation is one of the main forms of mass transit in the United States. This transportation program provides great savings in fuel costs as large numbers of students ride in one school bus as opposed to small numbers of students riding in ..

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Pros and cons of GPS Vehicle Tracking...

GPS vehicle tracking has become a popular way for employers to monitor employees who's job depends on driving and for the parents of teenage drivers to monitor where the teens are driving. There are a few pros and cons to using vehicle tracking through a G..

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SIF Agent 2.0r1

For those that don't know, SIF is an acronym for Schools Interoperability Framework. SIF is a specifications that defines how software applications for K-12 school systems exchange data.

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School Bus Drivers Deserve Our Respect

Every day you trust them with the lives of your children. There are approximately 480,000 buses transporting students. This means there are at least 480,000 bus drivers. In reality, there is more than that because each school district needs substitute bus ..

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School Bus Safety: Know Your Drivers

Every day we trust school bus drivers all across the country to safely transport our children to and from school and any programs in between. Most of us probably never give it a second thought. I just read an article that explains how a 17 year old passeng..

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School Bus Safety: Don’t Turn That Bus Around

School buses are big. Really big! Whenever a school bus needs to turn around, especially when backing up, the potential for an accident is a lot higher. There are quite a few blind spots at the back of the bus that could prevent the driver from seeing a pa..

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School Bus Safety: Special Medical Condition Reports

Nobody likes to think about accidents or medical emergencies, especially when you’re also thinking about school buses and students. Accidents do happen. Medical emergencies do happen. It’s important that we prepare for them. One important thing you can do ..

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School Bus Safety: Tracking Student Incidents

School Bus Safety is an often neglected topic for many people, which is unfortunate because millions of students are transported daily on school buses. We have a civic responsibility to promote school bus safety whenever, and wherever, we can.

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Is Your School Bus Stop Safe?

In a previous post, I talked about registered sex offenders that may live near your child’s bus stop "Are There Sex Offenders Near My Child's School Bus Stop". This is important to know, but it doesn’t mention other threats that may exist for your children..

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BusBoss: School Bus Routing Software Backups

It’s happened again. A customer called recently saying that their server crashed and now they need help getting BusBoss back up and running. If your Transportation Management Software does not have backup and restore functionality, please take a close look..

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Bus Software - Display Dead Ends to Find Map Problems

School bus route optimization requires accurate map data. Different map sources are available but there are several aspects of map data that determines its quality.

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School Bus Route Optimization

Fleet Optimization was never one of my favorite subjects when it came to BusBoss. However, as the years have gone by this functionality has greatly improved. I would recommend this to anyone who asks me where to start when creating new routes.

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Top 10 Reasons for Using School Bus Routing Software

Are you transporting students on buses? What about vans? If you are, then you should be using school bus routing software. It does not matter if you have 1 bus or 1,000 buses, you should be using bus routing software to manage your bus fleet.

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Are There Sex Offenders Near My Child’s School Bus Stop?

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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School Bus Route Planning

When you are planning your bus routes, what are you thinking about? I suspect that most transportation directors are thinking about accommodating all of their students and “hoping” that they won’t need to add additional buses.

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School Bus Passes and Fees

The use of school bus passes is becoming more prevalent over time. Bus passes are primarily used for students to get on their assigned school bus. They are usually required when students are expected to pay for their school bus transportation. Printing bus..

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