: school bus driver

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Bus delays – and a smart way to prevent the problem

Eric Jones, April 30, 2020

The bus driver has a delicate job, which rightly puts a great deal of pressure on him as passengers expect to reach their destination right on time. It is basically the same whether driving a school bus, a public city bus, or a coach. Any delays may have consequences ranging from just irritation to compensation claims. Thus, preventing delays is a good way to make the bus driver’s day a bit easier.

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The right equipment makes all the difference

Leonard D'Orlando, April 16, 2020

The school bus of today has come a long way from buses of the past. A whole host of features ranging from tracking equipment, on board cameras, and seat belts are just a few features that can be found inside its signature yellow exterior. This technology is designed to improve both driver function and student safety. Rightfully so as thousands of these vehicles carry students of all ages from home to school and back again.

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Winter driving tips for school bus drivers

Maritza Hernandez, April 2, 2020

Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?

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The Onspot Checklist: A Guide to Proper Operation

Leonard D'Orlando, August 8, 2019

School may be out for the summer but this time of the year is still a busy one for the majority of bus drivers and fleet directors.  There are several state and local conferences drivers attend that offer the latest information, insights, and training on a wide range of topics. Some conferences even offer a bus "Roadeo" where drivers can put their skills to the test.  This is also a time when many school districts re-focus their attention on the previous school year.

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What School Bus Drivers Say about Onspot

Maritza Hernandez, July 25, 2019

Driver satisfaction is an important facet to the success of any fleet. In addition to general maintenance, driver training in all aspects of the use and function of a school bus leads to the successful, safe transportation of school children. But, what do bus drivers say about Onspot?

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Would I benefit from automatic tire chains on my school bus?

Ulrik Andersson, July 11, 2019

Being a reliable bus driver, bringing school kids to and from school safely, every day of the year, is not happening by accident. By educating your self and understand what maesurements are available you take the control and makes it happen. Learn more how proud school bus drivers make use of good tools below.

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A tribute to those who bring the holidays to life

Eric Jones, December 21, 2018

It’s the time of year that we all begin to think about silent nights, sleigh bells ringing, and the joy of spending time with loved ones by the fire. It’s the time of year when the everyday heroes go to work so that we can enjoy the comfort and kinship of the holidays.

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How Onspot Can Improve Your Daily Life

Lucas Gulino, July 20, 2017

Whether you are picking up household waste in isolated villages, driving children to school early in the morning, or delivering to customers awaiting their orders, drivers are almost always on the road. The open road can be great, but sometimes, the conditions can change to much less than favorable in a matter of minutes or even a couple miles.

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5 Tips for driving a school bus in adverse conditions

Eric Jones, September 22, 2016

School bus drivers are our heros

At Onspot, we have a lot of respect for school bus drivers. Taking the responsibility of safely transporting dozens of children is no small task. We spend a lot of time make sure our products are safe and dependable for these important drivers.

We know there are some big differences between a school bus driver’s work environment and that of other commercial operators. The school bus driver is not working alone in the cab, they are inside the bus filled with chatting and laughing kids. They may not be delivering goods to impatient customers, but are instead carrying our society’s most valuable asset– children. This alone is a stressful thought for any driver.

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