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Safety Vision celebrates 21-year anniversary
February 14, 2014
The provider of mobile video surveillance and collision avoidance solutions serves a variety of fleets, including mass transit, pupil transportation, law enforcement and private fleet sectors. Founder and CEO Bruce Smith says Safety Vision is “approaching $1 billion in sales since inception,” which has “made for an incredible milestone,” and the company was recently issued a U.S. patent for digital data storage technology.
NSTA, Zonar award $50K hardware grants
January 21, 2014
At the National School Transportation Association’s Midwinter Meeting, Zonar’s Don Carnahan presents hardware grants to school bus contractors Cook-Illinois Corp.; Sunrise Transportation Inc.; and Acme Bus Corp., Baumann & Sons Buses Inc.
Blue Bird, Synovia Solutions partner to offer Blue Bird Connect
October 22, 2013
Blue Bird Connect is a GPS system from Synovia Solutions, and the school bus manufacturer is making the system available to customers as a factory option when they order new buses. Customers have the option to activate, at no upfront cost, any or all components of Blue Bird Connect. Blue Bird dealers can also upfit an existing fleet of buses with the technology, regardless of brand.
Zonar, Child Check-Mate integrate technology for enhanced bus safety
September 12, 2013
Districts utilizing both Child Check-Mate’s technology and Zonar’s GPS/telematics solution can now verify that the Child Check-Mate System is active on each bus and receive instant alerts if movement is detected after hours.
North Carolina district expects big savings with GPS system
August 28, 2013
Pitt County Schools recently deployed GPS kits from Synovia Solutions to help parents keep tabs on their children and increase efficiency. A district-wide study found that changes like reduced idling and mileage and improved driver payroll management could save nearly $194,000 per year.
Provider Enterprises sees many benefits from using GPS
August 2, 2013
The New Hampshire company transports about 1,800 special-needs students daily and has been using Navman Wireless’ technology since 2005. CEO Garrett Scholes tells SBF that it has helped to improve driver management, verify drivers’ timecards and verify drivers’ whereabouts in the event of a parental dispute.
EDULOG and Alpha Communications grow business, teams
July 10, 2013
The routing software provider and the installation company are business partners, and officials say both companies have hired more employees in recent months to handle the increased demand for their services. EDULOG has been steadily hiring since April, and Alpha Communications is increasing the size of its hardware installation team by 38% this summer.
New York bus company improves service with TomTom solution
June 26, 2013
Selby Transportation serves public and private schools in New York City with school vans, and the company recently installed TomTom Business GPS units and signed up for the WEBFLEET management solution. Officials say runs have been consolidated by 15%, a 10% savings on fuel costs has been achieved, and the team has better visibility into vehicles’ locations and routes.
Seon Design, U.S. Computing launch integrated tracking tool
June 24, 2013
vMax Compass is a web-based application that automatically integrates vehicle location, student location and DVR health status information so school transportation staff can evaluate fleet efficiency in real time. It gives school transportation staff browser-based access to plan and analyze routes, track vehicles and students, and view live status of onboard video equipment.
Georgia district to test bus passenger tracking system
April 16, 2013
Gordon County Schools will conduct a pilot program of StudentConnect. Company officials say that the system provides real-time notification to parents and school transportation officials when students fail to get on the school bus, as well as when they enter or exit the bus at the wrong stop.
GreenRoad adds fleet tracking to driver management service
April 12, 2013
With the availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, powered by GPS Insight, GreenRoad adds fleet management capabilities to its driver performance and safety solution, which combines real-time, in-vehicle safety feedback with a management portal that provides insight and guidance.
EDULOG grows staff by 20
April 10, 2013
The company, which specializes in logistics and GPS for school districts, has hired 20 employees this month, who are being added in positions throughout the company, such as support, project management and software development. Company President Jason Corbally attributes the growth, in part, to the fact that EDULOG is providing more products and services.
Zonar, NAPT award $50K equipment grant
October 30, 2012
The Transportation Joint Agreement operating at Crystal Lake (Ill.) School Districts 47 and 155 receives the grant at the 2012 NAPT Summit. Officials say the money will be used to outfit school buses with a combination of Zonar’s Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report, V3 telematics platform and ZPass.
Seon Design, U.S. Computing to offer integrated solution
October 23, 2012
Seon’s vMax Live Plus real-time tracking system will be combined with U.S. Computing’s routing software — vMax Live Plus AVL data will be shared with the Compass web-based routing application. Officials say that pupil transporters will have the ability to conduct comparative analysis of planned versus actual routes, as well as generate reports on route efficiency, fleet performance and driver behavior.
Bus video goes beyond student monitoring
October 9, 2012

Today’s surveillance systems not only record students on multiple channels, many record risky driving behavior, issue alerts for specific events and track buses through GPS. Here are details on these and other specifications from eight companies’ offerings.

Cook-Illinois to expand use of Zonar telematics platform
October 4, 2012
The school bus contractor currently uses the platform on 900 buses and plans to use it on 1,300 additional buses by the end of this year. The technology is used to track vehicle mileage, speed, idling and stops, and some routes also utilize Zonar’s electronic vehicle inspection report and ZPass for tracking students.
Synovia, Everyday Solutions merge to form new company
September 24, 2012
Officials say that the company, Synovia Solutions, will offer a cost-effective, broad set of solutions to automate school transportation management for K-12 organizations, including school districts and private school bus companies serving school districts. The products will include such features as real-time GPS tracking with key performance indicators and integration with route planning, driver and rider attendance applications, and parent notification systems.
GreenRoad to integrate fleet tracking, driver management
September 12, 2012
The company partners with GPS Insight to offer GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, which officials say will be available by the end of this year. Officials also say that with the combination of driver performance management and fleet tracking in one product, fleet operators will be able to create efficient fleets and maximize driver productivity.
Zonar brings cost savings, efficiency boost to districts
July 5, 2012

Operations in Colorado and Ohio are using the company’s student tracking, school bus inspection and GPS solutions, and officials report these benefits in such areas as routing and bus maintenance. Two are also using the student tracking system for bus fee programs, and they are generating $300,000 and $1.2 million as a result.

GPS: fleet tracking and more
April 19, 2012

Today’s systems for the pupil transportation market allow end users to monitor the location of their operation’s buses, and they can help in performing many other functions, such as route analysis and monitoring driver speed and idling.

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