School bus tracking provides peace of mind for parents

School bus tracking provides peace of mind for parents
Mifthas Haris
Oct 09, 2014 | School bus tracking

As a parent, it can make you nervous when your child’s school bus is running behind schedule. If you’ve ever been in the situation where you’re waiting for your child at the bus stop, checking your watch, and the bus is five minutes late; and then ten minutes late; and then twenty minutes late; then you know the monologue in your mind during those moments very well.
 
Trips
 
“I’m sure everything is fine,” you tell yourself. “Maybe they were late leaving the school. Maybe an unexpected fire drill delayed everything. Maybe the school bus got a flat tire. Maybe there was a substitute driver and they got a bit lost. Maybe…maybe…maybe…”
 
After enough time passes, the nervous parent will call the school to check on the whereabouts of the school bus that is carrying their child.
 
As a principal, you always hope that everything operates smoothly and efficiently, but you are also always aware that anything can go wrong at any given time. Maybe you have not heard from the driver of this school bus either, and you have no idea what to tell the anxious parents that are now phoning you and asking to know where their children are currently.
 
Now you’re nervous as well. The worst possible scenarios are playing in your mind. Has there been an accident? Is anyone hurt? Is someone ill? Why will the bus driver not answer their phone or respond on their walkie talkie?
 
School bus tracking services on a GPS unit inside of your school buses can prevent these problems from arising. First of all, a GPS unit will assist the driver of the bus in finding their way back onto the proper route in the event that they find themselves to be lost. Secondly, having the ability to track where each of your school buses are at any given moment means that you also have the ability to locate your driver and students more quickly, and find out what exactly is going on with the bus – as well as what to tell those nervous parents phoning in and looking for their children.
 
The ease, simplicity, and convenience of these school bus tracking systems cannot be beaten. Imagine the relief that you would experience in the event that you had to phone the school in search of your child, and the principal was able to tell you in a few short moments that your child’s school bus was moving along Main Street and may have just had to take a detour, but your child would be home to you shortly. Imagine the gratitude that you would feel for those school bus tracking devices!
 
To learn more about the convenience and simplicity of these devices and how they can benefit your schools, please contact us today.

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Announcing School Bus management module + other features

Announcing School Bus management module + other features
Priyendran KP

It can make a parent nervous when his/her child’s school bus is running behind schedule. If you’ve ever been in the situation where you’re waiting for your child at the bus stop, checking your watch, and the bus is five minutes late; and then ten minutes late; and then twenty minutes late; then you know the monologue in your mind during those moments very well.
 
The wait is over! this much awaited module is entirely dedicated for School Bus – Trip Management. This helps schools to create schedules, assign pickup/drop off points for buses and let parents know when their kids’ school bus is approaching stoppage/pickup/drop off points.
 
School bus tracking with GPS devices
 
Features include:

Create pre-scheduled trips for school busses.
Assign a specific route (route fence) through which the busses have to travel.
Include student pick-up/drop points as waypoints.
School management will receive notification alerts (by SMS/email) on schedule violations (mismatching in times, route deviations & missed stoppages)
Add students to school bus module with their grade info (class, division etc) eg: VII C
Assign students to scheduled trips (eg: Route 51) and assign their stops too.
Multiple trips can be assigned for students, but only 1 stop in each trip (students will have atleast 2 trips assigned – pickup/drop off)
Trip-view on map that gives a clear cut view on the route & stoppage points (Student pick-up/drop off)
Parents to have a sub-user account with live tracking of school bus that tells the progress of their kid’s journey along with the estimated time of arrival at their stops.

Other Improvements:
 
Trip schedule to have an entire new outlook which makes it real easy to work with.
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Why is it necessary to equip school busses with GPS tracking?

Why is it necessary to equip school busses  with GPS tracking?
Mifthas Haris
Jan 22, 2013 | School bus tracking

Why is it necessary to equip School Busses  with GPS tracking?For many months now, cell phones have had the capability to be tracked by a GPS chip implanted in the phone in case of emergencies so emergency help can be summoned even if someone is unable to pass information on their location.

As the time passes on, GPS trackers are becoming more integrated into our lives. GPS tracking and reporting technology is integrated to every device from smartphones to dog collars to watches to sneakers. As this emerging technology goes mainstream, parents are starting to reap the benefits.
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