Iowa Approves School Bus Mobile Data Devices

The Iowa Department of Education last month implemented new rules governing the use of mobile data terminals in school buses, which can be defined as tablets or GPS units used for routing or student information. 

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Georgia School District Wins Tyler Public Sector Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Newton County School System in Georgia was named winner of the 2017 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Tyler Technologies Connect user conference for the district’s success in using Versatrans Routing and Planning transportation management solution

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The Current State of School Bus Route Optimization

When it comes to squeezing transportation departments for every last drop of monetary savings, optimized school bus routing is top of mind. Districts everywhere have turned, or are turning, to a host of software solutions that, in partnership with GPS, allow school bus operators to uncover routing efficiencies and to better map routes to bell times, even adjusting the latter as necessary. The list of potential solutions goes on and on.

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Zonar Announces Executive Leadership Changes and Hires

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, announced today that Ian McKerlich has taken over as president and CEO. McKerlich, who had been serving as president at Zonar, succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from the majority investment stake in Zonar by Continental AG. Brinton remains with the organization as a strategic advisor.