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What Does the Bus Company of the Future Look Like?

Bus travel is one of the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and safest ways to travel.

But you already knew that. 

Those three facts are one of the key drivers and value propositions that you explain to your customers every day.

While many futurists are describing "the what," that is, predicting buses will be exclusively electric or driverless at some point in the future, not a lot of folks are focusing on "the how." 

We won't wake up one day surprised to find ourselves driving an electric vehicle fleet or managing an automated fleet. No, there's a lot of changes to be made, especially on the operations front.

That's where you come in. We know the passenger transportation industry is slow to change. We know that by and large that's a good thing - the people-focused and people-driven nature of the industry is part of why it's so strong.

We also know the industry isn't threatened by Uber-ization, as we talked about here

Electric Passenger Vehicles are incoming, but not as cost-effective as most companies can justify for the time being. A combination of increases in battery efficiency and federal tax credit funds seen alongside decreases in operating costs has to happen before widespread adoption. 

Once EV Buses are part of every fleet, the startup and operating costs will have fallen well below the costs associated with maintaining traditionally-fueled vehicles.

Not only that, the speed of charging the vehicles and the mileage obtained from a full charge will have to increase dramatically to convince the rational fleet owner (that's you!) to upgrade the entire fleet. 

This may be a slow process, and that's okay! A lot of fleets are just now switching to cheaper and more efficient diesel-powered vehicles. 

Green power is coming and in some cases, it's already here, but there are many, small operational adjustments that will take place on the way to the future bus company talked about in electric and driverless terms.

When the breakeven point arrives, you'll take action.

Until then...

What are some things we should expect to change over the next few years?

How can we prepare for the future while getting the most out of our investments today? 

For one, adopting new, strategic methods that improve mobility and efficiency in operations and fleet management. 

The FMCSA intends for regulations to drive this sort of change. For example, pushing for trucks and Over the Road fleets to use ELDs was implemented with the intention of improving efficiency. Whether it's successful in doing so, only time will tell.

One thing we know for sure:  innovative fleet managers, visionary fleet owners, and motivated drivers will be leading the way forward, not government regulation.

The fact remains, the technology available to fleets, in general, has never been more empowering, but never more confusing to sort through. 

Everyone is promising returns on investment, but do they really break the mold?

Will they work for you?

Big marketing budgets take one-size-fits-all products and sell them to everyone with a wallet. 

You’ve heard it all before.

Every sales pitch. Every marketing scheme. Crafted by people not in the trenches every day like you.

How about a service built by and for the everyday folks running the business?

From the manager to mechanics, it’s all here. Made just for you.

You should be able to feel the organization and freedom to work without the costs and fatigue of dealing with piles of paperwork.

Mobilize your bus fleet now for the future economy ahead.

Get FleetRevolution. Free for 30 days. 

We're confident we can get you where you want to go.

Let's build the future together. Today. 

Should the Charter Bus Industry be On Demand?

Will the charter bus industry face the threat of Uber-level disruption?

The answer is likely not. Think of the types of customers who want that type of instant service. The truth is, there's not a lot of large groups with any idea where they want to go or the slightest idea of how to get there. 

That's where you come in by the way. Your customer experience team is pushing to provide the best travel experience possible. Your maintenance team is laboring to put the best looking and smoothest running fleet on the market.

Your drivers require the most efficient routing and measures to keep themselves and your customers safe.

Your owner/operator is forming the vision of the company's future while keeping a pulse on the activity and progress of the day-to-day business. 

And it's a competitive market. You demand to supply the best service while growing your bottom line. 

That's where we come in.

Streamline the flow of information. From planning the trips to maintaining the fleet, everything is connected and at your fingertips in a moment's notice. 

Teams can even be color coded into sales, route building, inspections, maintenance, and whatever organization your unique business requires.

Instant messaging is built in to enhance your company communication like never before. 

The "Add Trip" feature is what other, cheesier SaaS software marketers might call the Trip Generator 9000 (TG9) or something else corny and bloated. 

We think it's an integral feature built in to save you time, money, and paperwork. No fluff.

Adding a trip is like dropping a stone into a pond and seeing the effects ripple seamlessly and beautifully throughout the rest of the app.

Your logging. Your planning. Done for you by a dedicated mobile platform, all on your own device.

That's an impressively powerful computer in your pocket. 

Don't let the pessimists get you down. If a smartphone was really just for calling and messaging, we wouldn't have smartphones.

There'd be no reason for them. Why not demand the most out of your tech? 

Check out the way your information is being displayed on the Calendar, your window into the schedule of your company. Go ahead, see where you stand. Have all of your info, all in one place. 

You've never had a booking and scheduling system like this. It's planning for the mobile fleet. 

Bottom line:  the Uber app doesn't pose a threat to the Bus Industry.

But there's an app revolutionizing the Bus Industry from the ground up. 

Organized for greatest efficiency and coordination between separate roles and features, there's really not another mobile software like it. 

Supply your entire team with the tools they need to drive your business. 

Automate your sales process.

Verify your reports instantly. 

Engage your customers like never before.  

Try FleetRevolution today and see.

Free for 30 days. 

No contract after that.

We think you'll find the service valuable. 

Over time? An essential investment.