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NAPT speakers discuss vehicle developments, managing challenges
November 1, 2010
In a general session and keynote presentation, the president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America provides the company's outlook on the future of commercial vehicles. Also during the general session, a successful entrepreneur shares how he has embraced living with a rare form of dwarfism. A workshop covers how to effectively address and diffuse problematic situations that stem from students' behavioral disorders.
New product offers combined fleet inspection, AVL, video
October 28, 2010
Zonar Systems and AngelTrax collaborated on the system, which offers Zonar's Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report feature and real-time vehicle location via GPS, as well as AngelTrax's Virtual Synchronized Mapping feature, high-resolution cameras and FlexPlay video playback software.
District outfits fleet with Networkfleet GPS system
October 22, 2010
Palm Springs (Calif.) Unified School District equips its 100 vehicles with Networkfleet 4200 to reduce operating costs, improve driver safety and increase response times. In addition to vehicle tracking, the system provides detailed vehicle performance data.
GPS devices help operation diffuse parent-driver disputes
October 20, 2010
A Minnesota district’s transportation director says having access to the locations of his buses is helpful if a parent says a bus missed a stop. The system also notifies supervisors if drivers get lost while on their routes so they can help the drivers get back on track.
247Security offers new fleet management system
October 1, 2010
With TouchDown, users can manage all elements of video without pulling footage from hard drives. The solution also provides a complete GPS track record of vehicles’ activities and G-Force information is collected continually, not just when an event occurs.
Transfinder, Zonar partner to offer GPS system
July 19, 2010
RouteTracer integrates Zonar's K12 High-Definition GPS unit with Transfinder's Busfinder AVL software to display bus locations and path-points on a district's transportation routing map. Transfinder will market and deliver the system, and Zonar will provide installation and service.
School bus idling fine tripled
April 30, 2010
Violations of California’s school bus idling rules now get a minimum fine of $300, up from $100. A GPS system is a key tool in ensuring that drivers comply, one school district reports.
Safety hotline keeps bus drivers in check
April 27, 2010
When a North Carolina student noticed that her school bus driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt, she knew whom to call. The reason? An innovative pilot program has stickers inside buses with a phone number for reporting violations.
District considers piloting new GPS, student tracking technology
March 5, 2010
Along with tracking equipment, a system by Volpe Industries Inc. includes cameras and a mini computer. A Massachusetts district may test the system, which has the ability to monitor buses, provide a view of the interior of buses, record all activity on board, track students with facial recognition and provide profile information for bus drivers.
David Pace Named Administrator of the Year
January 15, 2010

SBF presents the 36th award to the veteran transportation director from
Virginia, who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.

Los Angeles district awards GPS contract to Everyday Solutions
November 24, 2009
The transportation solutions technology provider will equip Los Angeles Unified School District vehicles with GPS applications under a three-year deal. Company officials report that benefits to using the system include improvements to student safety and access to information, as well as reduced maintenance costs.
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities
September 1, 2009

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

Everyday Wireless acquires school software company
June 5, 2008
CONCORD, Mass. — Everyday Wireless has acquired Tizbi Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based software company that has developed products for school districts s...
Parental Experience Drives Provider
March 3, 2008
By Jenna Curry, Assistant Editor Katie Scholes of Provider Enterprises, which has transported special-needs children for more than 25 years...
The Multiple Benefits of Multiplexing
August 1, 2005

Many students who ride America’s school buses every day are outfitted with new technology such as cell phones, MP3 players, portable video games and o...

Using GPS to Do More Than Just Track Buses
August 1, 2005

Although still in its infancy in school transportation applications, GPS (global positioning system) technology can be used to do more than just track...

What's New in the Top 100
December 1, 2003

No-cost option for communication upgrade

Radios with telephone capabilities in addition to two-way function are used in an innovative comm...

Interest Grows in Tracking of Students on Buses
February 1, 2003

Although tracking of vehicles using GPS (global positioning systems) is becoming increasingly common in commercial transportation, it’s still rarely u...

High-Tech Monitoring Systems Seek Niche in School Transportation
November 1, 2000

By combining GPS, wireless communications and the Internet, fleet operators can track buses in real time, while gathering reams of potentially useful data.

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