Excellent customer service and safety are two of the most important factors to successful bus fleet management. Real time bus tracking allows you to know where your buses are at all times and helps provide accurate arrival times to customers (or students) which is crucial to ensuring a high level of customer service and efficiency within your fleet. In addition to the daily challenges of managing maintenance, high fuel costs, ensuring optimal routes and arrival times, a fleet managers responsibilities are quite demanding. GoFleet offers powerful real time bus tracking and fleet management solutions to help fleet managers get control of their buses with real time gps tracking, dispatching and behavior alerts to help improve response time and customer service.
GoFleet offer’s industry leading features and benefits for bus tracking and fleet management. Some of these features include:
- True, Real Bus Time Tracking
Knowing where each driver is located at all times is key for successful bus fleet management. If someone calls your head office wondering why their bus hasn’t arrived yet, you can quickly locate where the bus is and give a real-time update on how long it will be until the bus reaches that location. When it comes to school buses, it is crucial to know the location of each bus at all times in case any children are missing or did not arrive home on time.
- Route and Dispatch Optimization
Route optimization is one of the assisting factors in reducing fuel costs and also decreasing the amount of travel time to the next location. Having access to vehicle location and status 24/7 allows fleet managers and/or dispatchers to send the closest crew or truck to the next location or outage. This can be done quickly and easily through Garmin integration with our GO device and will also supply step-by-step directions to the drivers.
- Thorough Diagnostics of Vehicles
Because our GPS tracking units plug right into the bus’ ECM, you will have access to the bus fault codes without having to take it into a mechanic. You’ll be able to identify fuel usage, fuel ups, odometer, engine temperature, PTO and much more.
- Reduce Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption is the largest expense for bus fleets; monitoring fuel usage is crucial in eliminating high fuel costs and keeping them under control. Implementing a bus fleet management solution will assist in eliminating wasted fuel costs in areas such as: monitoring idling time, fuel usage reports, efficient route planning, audible in-vehicle alerts for aggressive driver behavior and more. In addition, we offer fuel card integration to verify and track all fuel transactions made by your drivers.
- Driver & Rider Safety
It’s crucial you ensure the safety of not only your drivers, but those on board the bus with them. Whether it is children on their way to school or people riding public transit to work in the morning, you want to keep them safe. Our bus fleet management solution has built in driver feedback for immediate correction of poor behavior. We also have safety reports which break down each incident by driver. Have multiple drivers of one vehicle? We offer NFC keys so you always know who is operating the vehicle and driving cautiously or recklessly.
- Improved Customer Service
With improved dispatching and routing, and knowing where your drivers are 24/7 you will be able to give accurate arrival times to your clients, keeping them coming back to use your services again.
GoFleet has years of experience working with school bus fleets, transit fleets and coach bus fleets. GoFleet’s client service team works closely with bus fleet managers to achieve their specific goals and objectives to better the business. If you have any questions about how GoFleet’s real time bus tracking and fleet management can help you with your day to day operations; please feel free to contact our client service team to find out more about the tools we have to offer.