Benefits & Features

An easy-to-use student transportation platform for visibility, safety, routing, and maintenance of school bus fleets

Optimize Route Performance

Use route analytics and ridership data to evaluate on-time performance, identify improvements, and balance bus loads

Respond to Parent Concerns

Get ahead of parent inquiries and quickly resolve questions about delays, missed stops, and driving incidents with real-time data and a parent-facing dashboard

Ensure Student Safety

Internet-connected cameras and NFC readers for student tracking create the most accurate, seamless incident response solution available

Know Where Buses and Students Are at All Times

Live-to-the-second bus and student tracking detects late and missed stops, stop paddle and emergency lights usage, and risky driving

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Immediately Locate and Account for Students

Optional NFC ID Cards log when and where students get on and off buses, which helps administrators find missing students, compile bus rosters, and balance bus loads

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Instantly View Remote Camera Footage

Outward- and driver-facing dash cams automatically upload HD images and video to Samsara’s dashboard, completely eliminating hours spent manually retrieving footage

Route Integration Improves On-Time Performance

Easily import routes and measure on-time performance to identify trends in bus delays and improve routes

Give Parents Peace of Mind

Parent portal reduces inbound calls by sharing real-time bus location and ETAs with parents and alerting them if buses are running late.

Samsara integrates with popular parent apps (such as SafeStop and ClassDojo) at no additional cost.

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Optimize Maintenance with Engine Diagnostic Alerts

Automatic engine diagnostics alerts and app-based DVIRs let mechanics fix repairs faster, proactively prevent breakdowns, and reduce overall paperwork.

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How It Works

Real-Time Bus Visibility Using Samsara

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“Now I have the most accurate information to make the best, safest decisions for our student riders. The information we need most often is available at our fingertips… This saves us hours.”

Shannon Barnett, Director of KWRL Student Transportation Cooperative, a school fleet with 100 buses and 4,000 students

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