NSTA members Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches get up to $50,000 each for Zonar fleet management hardware as recipients of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant.
Mobile and web app MyBusVue provides peace of mind to parents and school employees as children are being transported between school and home.
Ian McKerlich will be responsible for driving the transportation technology supplier’s corporate strategy and product delivery.
This year’s 11 recipients will receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety and efficiency technology hardware. Recipients were chosen based on their proposed plans for using Zonar’s fleet management solutions.
The company demonstrates Viewfinder, which can monitor day-to-day operations, providing access to updates on trips, vehicles, students and staff from any device.
MyBusVue communicates up-to-the-minute school bus locations to parent, caregiver and school administrator smartphones and computers via interactive maps.
The VDA54P can be used to diagnose and troubleshoot engines, transmissions and braking systems in fleet vehicles, including school buses.
Software programs automate reporting, making it easier, faster and less costly, suppliers say. Districts have been able to save days’ worth of staff time and have more, reliable data with which to recoup much-needed funds.
The new office, located in Austin, is the company’s first outside of New York state. The new location will be a training and customer service center.
The free session, presented by REI and moderated by School Bus Fleet, will provide school bus operations with guidance on setting up a wireless mobile video surveillance solution.
The Barrington and East Providence districts will begin using the mobile app, which gives parents updates on their child's school bus.
The system is designed to associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome.
Fleetio Fuel lets drivers log fuel in seconds using a mobile device. The app provides fleets with comprehensive data, such as cost per mile, mpg and distance between fill-ups.