Training and Engaging Transportation Staff from Home

During our recent transportation client panel discussing how districts are adapting to the COVID-19 school closures, many of you told us your ears perked up at the mention of games, quizzes, and e-training our panelists are distributing to their staff and drivers. We followed up with our three panelists’ offices to hear more about how … Continue reading Training and Engaging Transportation Staff from Home

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

Sharing Resources for Special Needs Driver Training

Transporting students with special needs requires special people. When I reach out to school districts to ask about their training programs for drivers, I am never disappointed. It’s amazing to see that even though states and federal agencies require exceptional training, most every operation goes beyond the standard training for drivers, aides, and students. Since … Continue reading Sharing Resources for Special Needs Driver Training

Purchasing an On-Bus Tablet Solution

Tablet solutions for student transportation can help increase the level of safety and service you can provide to your community, but it can be difficult to understand how to tell one version of this new technology apart from the others. As a former Transportation Director, I know as well as anyone that there are many … Continue reading Purchasing an On-Bus Tablet Solution

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

Tips for a Successful Software Implementation

There are two parts to any enterprise technology solution: software and service. What a software product can do is important, of course, and you should look carefully at its functionality before buying. But software only gets you partway to an improved operation. The services provided along with the software, such as training and support, often … Continue reading Tips for a Successful Software Implementation

Student Transportation Industry Resources

Driving a school bus can be the beginning of a long and varied career in student transportation. Most drivers also work as mechanics, trainers, dispatchers, or directors — or they plan to move into one (or all) of those roles in the future. So it’s important for those working in student transportation to become familiar … Continue reading Student Transportation Industry Resources

What Happened at Tyler Connect 2013?

On April 28, 2013, over 2,000 Tyler users joined over 400 Tyler staffers in Boston, MA for Tyler Connect 2013, representing the Eden, iasWorld, Incode, Infinite Visions, Munis, Orion, Tyler SIS and Versatrans solutions. Their overriding goal was to discover new ways Tyler could help them become better at providing services to their constituents through … Continue reading What Happened at Tyler Connect 2013?

E-learning Simplifies Life in the IT Department: Tales From the Road

Like I said in my last post, one of the best parts of my job is getting to hear from clients who have had success using software in their school districts. Here’s another story, well, two actually, from two school districts who decided to replace their traditional Student Information System staff training programs with e-learning. … Continue reading E-learning Simplifies Life in the IT Department: Tales From the Road