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How to Transport More Students Without More Buses


Originally aired: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Providing home-to-school transportation and access to school programs is becoming increasingly complex. The expansion of foster care and homeless student services, continued budget constraints, and expanded educational program offerings are stretching traditional transportation networks to, and in many cases beyond, their limits. Transportation directors are increasingly going to have to look at alternatives to their existing resources to find a way to provide the services their communities expect. Finding the right partner can make your job easier while also improving the level of service you are able to deliver.

This discussion focuses on how to:

  • Prioritize opportunities for partnerships
  • Define both the cost and value of the services
  • Establish contracts that promote safety, reliability, and high-quality service delivery

SPEAKERS:

Tim Ammon, Chief of Business Development, TransPar Group of Companies
Joanna McFarland, Co-Founder and CEO, HopSkipDrive  

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Top 5 Transmission Trends


Originally aired: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

There are new options and technology available for today’s school bus transmissions. Alison Thomas discusses the latest trends and helps you to better understand what’s critical to choosing the right product for your school bus fleet.

Key Takeaways:

  • How features designed for maneuverability can improve safety and driver confidence
  • Why serviceability and maintenance intervals matter to your bottom line
  • How transmission technology can contribute to fuel economy savings

SPEAKER:

Alison Thomas, Product Strategy Manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies™




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School Bus Surveillance: New Year, New Technology


Originally aired: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Surveillance technology on the school bus can help you provide increased driver visibility, deter bullying and vandalism, enhance student safety, improve driver performance, and more. 

Explore the new school bus surveillance technologies available from Safety Vision and discover how these new product launches can optimize safety and security in your fleet. Solutions include exterior vehicle monitoring, complete interior coverage, and HD recording.

Safety Vision’s mobile video surveillance gives you the ultimate in budget flexibility with the system reliability you deserve.

In this on-demand webinar, you will learn about:

  • Affordable HD technology
  • New approaches to school bus surveillance
  • Latest new features & developments in mobile video surveillance 

SPEAKER:

Monica Marcos, Marketing & Sales Specialist, Safety Vision 

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How to Protect School Buses from Engine Fires


Originally aired: 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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Is My Bus On-Time?


Originally aired: 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 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 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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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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