When parents are waiting at the bus stop for their children, and the bus does not arrive on time, what are the parents left to think? While small delays are expected, when the bus has a significant problem or hits a traffic mess, many parents will start to wonder if something has happened to their child. School bus tracking provides peace of mind to parents, and also helps your children get to and from school more efficiently.
Protect Student Safety
Student safety is the most important priority of any school, and that priority is yours whether your students are on campus or on one of your school buses. GPS fleet tracking for your school buses can help improve student safety in several ways.
Most obviously, tracking your bus fleet ensures you know where your students are at all times. School authorities are notified if there is a problem that warrants further intervention, such as a breakdown that requires another bus to be dispatched. They can also answer parents who are concerned about a late bus with accurate information about the child’s whereabouts.
Installing tracking on your school buses also provides accountability to drivers. Your school will be able to track the behavior of the drivers and ensure that they are driving safely and cautiously, putting the students’ well-being first.
Improve Fleet Efficiency
In days of tightening school budgets and boards constantly looking for places to cut costs, lowering the expenses of your school bus fleet — without sacrificing reliability and safety — is helpful. GPS fleet tracking can assist with this, because it gives the tools to reduce fuel costs.
With a fleet tracking system in place, you can route drivers on the most efficient route, re-positioning bus stops to improve productivity. You can also reduce the fuel lost through excessive and unnecessary idling time, which is tracked by your fleet tracking system. Fleet tracking systems also provide tools to help make routine maintenance easier to track, and this, in turn, will help make your buses more reliable.