In the midst of a global pandemic, Gravette Public Schools decided to implement Transfinder’s latest routing software, Routefinder PLUS. The decision paid off as Gravette was forced, like many districts, to add routes and adjust to a changing climate caused by COVID-19. The district went from having 40 routes to 80 routes overnight. Having access to the powerful browser-based routing solution from any computer with internet access also turned out to be a gamechanger for the district.
Instead of just fixing broken down vehicles, predict issues and prevent breakdowns from even happening. Shift from a reactive approach to a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance. Read this white paper to learn how you can make the shift and rethink your maintenance processes for a healthier fleet and a more efficient shop.
After ditching its manual trip system and switching to busHive, Española Public Schools has beneﬁted from better communication and big savings in time — with eﬃciency nearly doubling.
The safety of your students is your highest priority, and transporting students in wheelchairs requires even greater preparation, attention to detail, and observation of your fl eet in order to ensure these students’ safety.
School bus maintenance veteran Brad Barker provides this preventive maintenance checklist, which is designed to be followed in order for consistent, thorough inspections.
Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth, and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.
These specifications for school buses and operational procedures are available for states to consider when establishing their standards, specifications, recommendations, and guidelines.
Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts. This white paper is reprinted from a July 2015 SBF article.
Using visuals and short, simple statements can help school bus staff better communicate with students who have hearing, vision and cognitive impairments as well as physical endurance issues. Meanwhile, transportation directors should build a solid communication plan between drivers and aides, teachers, nurses and parents.
Here, we share best practices in tackling school bus driver shortage, from boosting recruiting efforts to addressing absenteeism.