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How to Responsibly Manage and Dispatch a Bus Fleet

You're the Fleet Manager. Maybe you're a Dispatcher. Perhaps you're both and responsible for managing and dispatching an entire bus fleet. 

Big or small, that’s a demanding task.

The phone is ringing. There's a knock at your door. You want to respond to everyone and be there for your team — we get it!

Because you care.

You're caught between ensuring your customers are getting the best service possible and making sure your drivers are in the know.

Between passing out charter sheets, sending emails, and doing most (or all) of the planning and scheduling of vehicles and drivers, how are you staying on top of your responsibilities? 

What if there's a way to monitor all of the activity happening around your fleet? There is.

Status of your vehicles? Check. Status of your drivers? Check. Automated record-keeping? You got it.

You can ensure your team is aware and active in keeping your fleet in peak operating conditions. 

Your job is stressful enough with the day to day responsibilities. We know, because we’ve worked alongside folks just like you to make sure we’re meeting and exceeding your needs. 

Think of the Feed like it’s your fleet’s crystal ball. 

 
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Don’t get lost clicking through tab after tab trying to find what you want to know. 

Need a report on an ongoing trip? Open the Feed. Want to check on the status of a bus while in the shop? Check the Feed. 

It’s all there and updated to the second. That’s the power of cloud computing technology. 

That’s the engine under the hood of FleetRevolution

Have the freedom to interact with your operation while mobile, keeping a watchful eye on the progress and activity of your bus fleet.

It's time to experience a new type of freedom and control while on the job.

Try FleetRevolution for free for 30 days.

 

Routing Your Bus Fleet Toward Safety and Success

There's a surprising lack of innovation in a lot of routing and GPS technologies.

You've probably noticed it too.

Many "softwares" are behind the times and not using the cutting edge mapping abilities made possible by the hard work of TomTom and others who've been leading the way for decades. 

Why keep crucial routing features separate from the rest of your workflow?

Efficient, agile routing is important to the planning and scheduling of drivers and buses. Your essential tools should be a part of the whole package. 

That's why FleetRevolution comes stock with the most powerful mobile routing capabilities on the market.

Not just the ability to create, test, and view routes, it's a 4-in-1 powerhouse. Inside the system, we've implemented four key aspects to get you moving:

1. Planning

Breeze through the interactive planning feature as you watch the route come to life in real-time. Impress your customers with the speed at which you deliver compelling and easy to understand trips of a lifetime. 

Complex school bus routes with 30 or more stops? No problem. Set it once and watch it perform throughout the entire school year. 

2. Optimizing

Weather and traffic conditions are always changing. That's why the route optimization feature consistently updates to keep your fleet on time and safe.

Have a school bus fleet? You'll love the way you can make changes and see up to the minute results.

3. Deploying

Send your drivers out into the field with the best information. Easily share route info, updates, comments, and more with your fleet while ensuring the safety of your passengers.

Our routing feature was built alongside a seasoned Dispatcher to guarantee she was saving hours of time and extracting the most value from the system. 

4. Logging

For once in your life, you can take your hands off the wheel. Logging and recording of trip data happens automatically and is saved as part of your records. 

All you have to do is enjoy the ride.

Don't wait any longer.

Demo FleetRevolution: Bus Operator free for 30 days. 

We're confident you'll see the value for yourself.

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. 

 

Job Prospects for Bus Drivers Using FleetRevolution

Driving a bus can be a freeing career that's expected to grow by big margins in the next decade (1). Why?

For one, bus routes are being optimized by better mapping, understanding of road conditions, and innovations in traffic control. Don't worry if your school district or region hasn't started adopting the latest technology, it's government that we're dealing with after all.

But innovation is coming. 

Second. Better high passenger vehicles are raising standards in quality, durability, and maintenance. The manufacturing of buses is a highly competitive industry. Each model is steadily improving with each release. Electric vehicles are being implemented by some fleets and automated vehicles are being talked about and tested but still several years off. 

Bottom line:  it's not yet time to be thinking about these markets. It's important to plan for the future while getting the most out of your current investments today.

Which leads to the last point:  advances in available technology to revolutionize the experience of being a bus driver. 

Paper logs? No more. Expensive devices? You really don't need them.

Nothing should complicate a straightforward task that ensures a well-maintained fleet with exceptional logs.

Anything that helps drivers in performing their daily inspections should be extremely cost-effective with a high return on investment. 

FleetRevolution: DVIR performs these tasks with ease.

It's a rigorously tested mobile software built alongside a bus company just like yours. Experience gave them the ideas that we deliver through peerless design in the form of a straightforward mobile app. 

Folks sitting around a boardroom not performing the everyday duties of operating a bus fleet shouldn't be writing the law on what software can be passed off as helpful solutions that really lack vision. 

WE believe it should be a tried and true process invested in the latest technology. A combination of experience in practice and innovation in execution. 

Try it on your iPhone or iPad for free. 30 days. No contract.

After that. If you like it and think it saves you time and money and makes your job easier, we ask 10 dollars a month, per bus. That's it.

You supply the device, we supply the service on as many devices for as many users as you like.

In today's market, top companies are talking about ways to streamline their business while building a powerful team to represent the brand. 

FleetRevolution makes that happen. You can organize the devices however you like and create special accounts for each member of your team.

Our suggestion? Make sure to give one to your mechanics so they can resolve issues the moment they arise with a notification.

FleetRevolution helps keep clean service logs and lets you and your team comment and make notes on everything. It's instant messaging built for managing a bus fleet. 

The future of bus driving includes the most advanced Calendar system on the App Store.  You've got your schedule in your hand so you can always be in the know. 

Some drivers are saying the Activity Feed scrolls smoother than Facebook. Except we don't track you at all. 

We do help you keep track of your bus fleet and simplify your daily tasks. 

Logging and planning have never been easier and we're just getting started. Let's make the bus industry stronger. 

Empowered drivers make for safe and efficient fleets. Happy and engaged drivers drive your revenue. FleetRevolution saves you time, increasing productivity and growing your revenue. 

Let your drivers enjoy their time on the open road not having to worry about filling out and submitting paperwork. That's a thing of the past. You don't have to file it either, we automate that process for you.

Whether it be to the next sightseeing destination, school bus route, or accelerating your profits, FleetRevolution is built to get you where you want to go.  

With your know-how, we provide the tools to get you there. 

Let's get moving