School bus tracking solutions use IoT-enabled sensors to monitor the location and performance of busses to increase efficiency and ensure the safety of children riding to school. These tracking solutions fall under the umbrella of municipal fleet tracking and utilize much of the same technology.
In 2011, it was estimated that $21.7 billion is spent annually on bussing elementary and middle school children to U.S. public schools. Many counties have started to charge for bussing services as public education budgets face worsening constraints.
School bus tracking solutions provide a solution, not only to better ensure the safety of students but to increase the efficiency of bussing services and lower operating costs significantly.
Bus tracking solutions include many of the features of other fleet management solutions, such as fuel level monitoring and management, vehicle tracking, and driver behavior monitoring. Additionally, bus tracking solutions can track stops where students board and exit the bus, allowing for monitoring of both bus load and the presence of individual students.