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Is My Bus On-Time?


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Transportation departments are awash in technology -- software, hardware, apps, dashboards and more. This "technology stack" supports nearly every aspect of every business process you have to manage, and has helped make transportation departments safer and more efficient. However, the integration of all these applications into your daily processes is often fragmented. Why is this? During this session, we will look at answering the basic question of whether or not a single bus is running on-time to see how complex it can be to implement the full range of technologies used to answer that question -- and how to think about planning for the acquisition, implementation, and integration of those technologies.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Creating a systems versus a product orientation in your organization
  • Designing robust operating processes supported by rather than being driven by technology
  • Building a long term plan for technology integration
  • Developing a methodology to finance technology purchases

SPEAKER:

Tim Ammon, Chief Business Development Officer, TransPar Group of Companies


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How to Protect School Buses from Engine Fires


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

According to a recent study, most school bus fires start in the engine area, running gear, or wheel area of the vehicle. For the incidents in which the area of origin was known, 68% of school bus fires originated in one of those areas, and in “a significant number” (FMCSA-RRR-16-016) of those fires, an electrical wire was cited as the first item to have been ignited.

Because of findings like this, there has been a bigger focus on, and adoption of, fire suppression technology on board school buses in the U.S in the last few years. As thermal events continue to pose a threat, learn what you can do to protect your school bus and, more importantly, your students.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of an automatic Fire Suppression system
  • The three key elements in a fire suppression system that eliminates thermal events in seconds
  • How other school bus districts, fleets, and states are addressing engine fire suppression
  • How you can protect the schools’ most valuable assets – the students

SPEAKERS:

Joseph Mirabile, President & CEO, United States Seating
Jeff Krueger, Director of Product Development, Fogmaker North America
Kent Tyler, Executive Vice President, Fogmaker North America
TJ Legel, Senior Engineer, Fogmaker North America

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The Truth About Alternative Fuels


Originally aired: Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Have you heard the recent buzz around alternative fuels? Learn how they are shaping the school bus industry today and where they were 20 years ago. More than 750 school districts are operating over 12,000 propane school buses and that number continues to climb. There are many factors to consider when researching alternative fuels, but the bottom line is often most important. Allow our team to walk you through how to calculate your total cost of ownership so you can make an informed decision about your fleet. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to determine which alternative fuel is right for you
  • Understand the Volkswagen Settlement and how you could potentially receive funding for new school buses
  • Calculate the total cost of ownership of your fleet and the savings you could experience by switching to an alternative fuel

SPEAKER:

Todd Mouw, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, ROUSH CleanTech

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Boost Safety and Efficiency by Integrating Mobile Surveillance, Fleet Management Technology


Originally aired: Thursday, June 8, 2017 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Video surveillance systems now offer more comprehensive coverage of the school bus, as well as features that can save time in managing video footage and monitoring system health. There is also a wider trend of offering more software solutions and management capabilities for video surveillance. Fortress Mobile is on the front line of this trend and offers a solution to manage mobile surveillance and fleet tracking together.

Join us for this webinar and listen in as Fortress Mobile surveillance expert John Emory presents an exclusive solution for your fleet. Discover how Fortress Mobile’s all-in-one solution for surveillance and fleet management technology can help your fleet work safer and more efficiently and help you gain a better understanding of ways to remotely control your vehicles.

SPEAKER:

John Emory, Senior Vice President, Fortress Mobile

MODERATOR:

Thomas McMahon, Executive Editor, School Bus Fleet

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How to Overcome Complex School Transportation Challenges and Design Highly Efficient Operations


Originally aired: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Every dollar spent on transportation is a dollar diverted from going into the classroom and directly helping education. Therefore, school officials must focus on identifying opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services.

During this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to run school transportation operations more efficiently
  • How to identify today’s most complex challenges impacting school transportation
  • Solution implementation best practices to ensure success
  • User case study examples of where these methods and approaches have been applied
  • Blueprint on what and where to focus on before the start of next school year

SPEAKERS:

Tim Ammon, Chief Business Development Officer, TransPar Group of Companies

Tod Eskra, President, Transportation Services Co. (TSC)

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