Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Of the many industries facing unprecedented change due to the current COVID-19 crisis, school districts are among those facing the most difficult challenges. How do we ensure that students receive the meals they depend on during the school week? How do we deliver education to a population where not everyone has access to technology? How … Continue reading Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

On March 18 Tyler’s own Kim Rentner will host an online Q&A with two student transportation industry veterans to talk about real-world solutions for keeping up with changing technology. Our guest speakers are: Barry Sudduth, Transportation Director at Stafford County Schools in Virginia and former NAPT President, with 19 years of experience in student transportationNick … Continue reading Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

What if I told you the smartphone didn’t actually change the world? Yeah, sure, you’re thinking. The way I navigate in my car every day? The way I keep up on every second of the news? The way I listen to audiobooks and podcasts and my favorite band? (Pink Floyd, of course.) The way nearly … Continue reading Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

Great Ideas for Driver Connection

For professional drivers, one of the biggest topics of discussion in my training classes was student management. Drivers are generally concerned about how to handle different scenarios, and rightfully so! The good news is they receive constant training on this topic, not just at the start of their career but all throughout. As transportation directors … Continue reading Great Ideas for Driver Connection

Interview with Kim Rentner, Transportation Industry Engagement Consultant

In this interview you will hear from Kim Rentner, who has an accomplished, 18-year background in K-12 transportation, serving in various roles such as Safety Officer, Third Party Tester, Director of Transportation, and Northern Regional Director for the Illinois APT. During her career, she has written training manuals that are now used at many school … Continue reading Interview with Kim Rentner, Transportation Industry Engagement Consultant

For Efficiency, Data is Everything

Imagine you’re trying to find a better method for cleaning your house, so it takes, say, three hours instead of four, and costs you $20 per cleaning instead of $60. You could just go buy the cheapest cleaning solutions. You could tie paper towels to your dog’s feet and throw a ball around the house. … Continue reading For Efficiency, Data is Everything

6 Pieces of Technology that Improve Parent Communication

If I want unlimited, on-demand music, I can download an app. If I want up-to-date weather alerts, I can have my phone ping me. I don’t even need to pay for a cable subscription anymore: my kids stream YouTube right on the TV in our living room. This is the new normal, not just for … Continue reading 6 Pieces of Technology that Improve Parent Communication

Understanding the New FMCSA Training Requirements

Because our blog is about giving back, we want to offer a source of information to help our readers understand new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements coming up for all districts. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established new minimum training standards in December of 2016, and these new requirements will be implemented on … Continue reading Understanding the New FMCSA Training Requirements

Contractors and the Multi-District Model

Technology continues to disrupt our world, and that can mean more opportunities for your contracting business. The school transportation industry is finally seeing the benefits of auto tech, because the public is demanding safer vehicles and more transparent organizations. School bus routing software is no exception. Historically, even the most robust routing and planning systems … Continue reading Contractors and the Multi-District Model

How Does Transportation Tech Affect the Quality of Service?

Put yourself in the shoes of a kindergartner riding the bus for the first time. You’ve never been somewhere without mom or dad, there’s a bunch of older kids at the bus stop you’ve never met, and you’re supposed to get on the loud yellow monster to go do this “school” thing. Transportation departments have … Continue reading How Does Transportation Tech Affect the Quality of Service?