Real-time data insights from our core GPS tracking software provide visibility into the day-to-day operations of school bus fleets.
Comparative analysis for student safety and driver accountability helps:
Optimize planned routes versus actual trips driven
Ensure on-time pick-ups and drop-offs
Manage stop-level bus substitutions
Improve route management
Track route compliance
Simplify driver management
Here Comes the Bus
Here Comes The Bus
Here Comes The Bus is an easy-to-use web and mobile application for parents and guardians to view when the bus is near their child’s stop. With the optional Student Ridership module, Here Comes The Bus also sends alerts when a child has entered or exited the bus.
Open communication, peace of mind, and so much more:
Location-based notifications sent to parents with in-app alerts
Direct dispatch to parent communications
Easy-to-use website and mobile apps with over 2 million users
Time and Attendance
Time and Attendance
School bus fleets across North America use the Time & Attendance tool to streamline payroll, improve driver retention and accountability, and save money on administrative tasks. Because fleet intelligence is far more than GPS tracking.
Student Ridership represents the power of technology to deliver a flexible and intuitive solution with benefits for parents, drivers and administrators. Best of all, it provides an extra layer of safety by preventing students from departing at the wrong stop.
Real-Time alerts to parents as their child board and depart the bus
Our Competitive Difference
With over 20 years of expertise in fleet management, we have combined our intuitive software, scalable solutions, and flexible integrations to create a dynamic application that can elevate fleets of any size.
Installation is packaged into the initial pricing we present, which means school administrators can get our solutions within their budget. Our data is always in real-time, so you instantly get the crucial information relevant to your operations.
Strong Integration Partnerships
With our impressive list of integration partners, we can't help but brag. Our partners help us provide customers with industry-leading solutions that simplify K-12 school bus fleet management.
No Upfront Costs
While others have costly start-up fees we don’t. You can purchase CalAmp K-12 with a hassle-free buying program at no upfront costs.
Hassle Free Buying Program
CalAmp has partnered with Sourcewell to offer customers a nationally leveraged and competitive bid contract. Purchasing vehicles using national contracts saves significant time and resources for participating organizations.
COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA
“Parent response to CalAmp and the Here Comes The Bus App has been overwhelmingly positive. We did a small soft roll out in the spring and within a matter of months there were close to 11,000-12,000 account holder that had already signed up.”
Bryan Synder Director of Transportation, Cobb County
Utilize our core GPS tracking capabilities to view where each bus is in real time. Just click on a bus for more details about vehicle activity and health.
Log student ridership activities using RFID or barcode scanners to boost student safety and get instant alerts.
Here Comes The Bus
Ensure student safety and parents peace of mind with the most trusted parent application in the industry.
Time & Attendance
Easily log driver time and attendance and enhance your payroll systems with easy-to-use integrations.
Equip your fleet with actionable data on planned versus actual trips and stop-level bus substitution capabilities.
Pre & Post Trip Inspection
Streamline your inspection reporting capabilities with our in-cab tablets for drivers.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is K-12 telematics?
K-12 fleet management solution uses GPS tracking software to monitor the location of every school bus, plan routes, and ensure student safety.
K-12 telematics combined with fleet management software helps school districts, bus operators, and dispatchers make sure students are picked up and dropped off on time while also managing driver records and maintaining vehicle health.
What are the benefits of K-12 telematics?
Education telematics helps school bus fleet operators and owners track each bus and ensure children get to and from school without delays or incidents.
It eliminates the need for constant phone calls and allows operators to plan efficient school bus routes, reduce operational costs, prevent driver fatigue, and improve vehicle utilization.
K-12 telematics solutions also significantly improve student safety. For example, the CalAmp Application has an app that alerts parents when the bus is close to their child’s stop, so they can get them ready on time. The Student Ridership module uses RFID cards to log when students enter or exit a bus and sends instant alerts to the driver and parents if a child leaves at the wrong stop.
K-12 fleet telematics can also reduce administrative work by automatically logging time and attendance for drivers. The CalAmp Application can integrate with most fleet payroll systems, so you can streamline payroll for your drivers.
Overall, education telematics can create a school bus fleet that prioritizes punctuality, student safety, operational efficiency, proper driver management, and better vehicle utilization.
What are the challenges to K-12 telematics?
School districts, bus fleet owners, operators, and administrators face many challenges when managing school bus operations.
They have to tackle restrictive budgets to ensure they have enough buses to cover all their routes. Once a fleet is operational, challenges like driver management, parent communication, route planning, student safety, and substitutions arise. Unforeseen circumstances, like a delay on the road, could also lead to chaos.
However, with the right telematics solution, operators and dispatchers can plan, implement, monitor, and instantly modify these crucial areas on one easy-to-use software. Parents can also get instant updates using an app.
What are the types of K-12 telematics?
Simple education telematics systems use GPS to track each bus individually. Since operators and dispatchers can’t manually monitor every bus or have access to crucial data in real–time, they are left in the dark until routes are completed or incidents occur.
Most schools opt for advanced K-12 telematics solutions, like the CalAmp Application, which allows operators to get an overview of all bus and driver activity in real-time on one dashboard. They can also make changes instantly. For example, stop-level substitutions enable quick resolution if a driver calls in sick or the bus breaks down.
Student safety features are a major benefit of education telematics systems, along with payroll management and parent communication.
Most school bus fleet management software vendors offer custom pricing plans based on what each fleet needs, making them an affordable solution for most schools today.