Better Management with Pre & Post inspection School Bus Management Fleet Technology
Over 500,000 school buses transport an average of 25 million students to and from school each day. Daily pre and post-inspections are not only recommended; they are the law. Pre-school bus inspections allow drivers to identify issues before a vehicle picks up children, and post-inspections allow technicians to resolve an issue before the next route. They are essential to safely and efficiently operating your district’s fleet of school buses. However, paper reports are outdated and no longer sufficient to successfully ensure students’ safety and maintain your fleet. Until now, there has not been an efficient way to track your buses in a way that makes a difference.
This is your guide to why implementing fleet management technology is crucial and its benefits to your school transportation department, students, and parents.
Why Fleet Management Technology is Important
School bus fleet management technology allows for real-time views of the health and status of your fleet with the following abilities:
- Control your entire fleet from one central location.
- Create custom reports.
- Receive and send instant alerts.
- Efficient resource planning.
- 360-degree view of your school bus management fleet.
Benefits of School Bus Fleet Management Technology
Fleet management technology makes managing school bus fleets easier and more cost-efficient. Here are the primary benefits of implementing technology into your management program.
1. Increased Safety
The safety of the children is the number one priority of any school transportation department. Video monitoring systems, GPS tracking, dashcams, and blind-spot detection are just a few ways fleet management technology helps reduce avoidable accidents. Furthermore, the technology tracks driver behavior, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Excessive braking
This allows for identifying and removing unsuitable drivers before an incident occurs. Catching issues before they cause more severe issues to improve the safety of children.
2. Improve Parent Satisfaction
The parent app allows parents to receive alerts when their children’s bus is about to arrive or when it is running late. Parents will also be able to track their child’s location. Knowing where their children are at all times always gives peace of mind and improves parent satisfaction.
3. Real-Time GPS Tracking
With location updates every 5 seconds, know the location of every school bus in your fleet. GPS tracking makes it easy to handle any questions or issues that may arise without the hassle of trying to locate the bus in question.
4. Efficient Route Planning
5. Minimize Fuel Costs
Fleet management technology allows you to identify out-of-route mileage, idle time, and other behaviors that cause unnecessary fuel consumption. By eliminating these factors, you can minimize fuel costs.
6. Vehicle Management
Easily keep track of routine maintenance schedules for each bus in your fleet. Receive alerts ahead of time so that proper maintenance can be scheduled for everyday tasks such as:
- Oil changes
- Tire replacements
- Fluid checks and flushes
- & much more!
Timely maintenance means maximizing each bus’s lifespan.
7. Daily Reports
Generate daily reports that provide insights into:
- Route times
- Fuel consumption
- Idle time
- Average speed
- & much more!
By analyzing these reports, you can identify areas of inefficiencies and resolve them.
See How Fleet Management Technology Can Benefit Your School's Transportation Department
TripSpark is a cutting-edge, comprehensive platform that focuses on technologies that improve student safety and streamlines fleet management. Our technology is simple to install and easy to use. TripSpark offers full integration with bundled devices, data, and software for an all-in-one school bus fleet management program. Ensure your school buses are tracked in a meaningful way. Contact us today for a demo.