Technology and Safety Enhancements
Our company utilizes the latest technology and advanced electronic systems to support all of our operations.
GPS: Synovia Solutions Real-Time GPS Systems are installed on all of our buses to ensure an extra level of safety, reduction in delays, and increased efficiency.
We also are using Student Tracking Technology through Synovia in some locations, and offer a Parent Notification App, notifying parents when the bus is approaching their child’s bus stop.
Parent Notification App and Student Tracker: Our partnership with Synovia/Cal Amp delivers not only live-time GPS and bus tracking capabilities, but also the ability for North America Central School Bus to implement the Parent Notification App Here Comes the Bus.
This allows parents to track the arrival of their student’s school bus, giving parents the ability to easily customize the notifications. We also can provide a student tracking program which can be used for both contact tracing and student attendance.
Digital Radios: All of our facilities are equipped with radio systems, radio masts, a radio broadcast license and in-vehicle radios for driver communication.
This technology, when paired with our training, delivers undeniably important live-time communication between our drivers and location staff.
Digital Cameras: All buses in our fleet are capable of being equipped with 24/7 Security DVR Systems to assist in monitoring passenger activity.
As well as providing an extra level of security for both our drivers and passengers.
Safety Crossing Gates: All buses are also equipped with crossing gates to ensure the safe crossing of our passengers in front of the bus.
Also included are child-check systems and procedures to ensure no child is ever left alone on our school buses.
Child Check-Mate System: North America Central installs the Child Check-Mate system on all of our school buses.
The “Child Check-Mate System” is a patented unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers. This reminder helps ensure that all children have safely exited the school bus upon completion of each run.
Employee Software System: North America Central School Bus enjoys a streamlined Driver Recruiting and Compliance System utilizing AvatarFleet’s A-Suite.
This powerful system combines recruiting software to help manage candidates, track leads, automate new hire paperwork and run digital recruiting campaigns, and compliance management software to help automate, build and manage driver qualification, personnel, drug & alcohol and incident records.
Computerized Routing: Most of our locations use computerized routing systems through either Transfinder or Tyler-Versatrans.
Our managers, dispatchers and routers are trained to use the latest in technology to assist us in routing our buses in the safest, most efficient manner possible.
Computerized Preventive Maintenance System: TMT Fleet Maintenance software is a diverse tracking suite that is designed to maximize the benefits of North America Central’s school bus fleet management program.
This software platform features diversified capabilities which include: vehicle management, real time GPS mileage tracking providing us a full inventory management system, reorder notifications, purchasing, and more.
Safe Driving System/Artificial Intelligence: After testing the Lytx/DriveCam safe driving systems, we launched this smart design technology solution in many of our urban locations in and around Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis.
This system applies sensor fusion, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and scientific behavior change models to help us improve safety and increase operational efficiency.