Orlando, Fla.—As we get ready for the Back-To-School operations, sales and events, contractors providing student transportation are looking for safer, and more efficient ways to conduct their businesses.
The Osceola School District in Florida, is paving the way implementing new strategies and systems to help streamline their main processes and get things done quicker, so the kids can spend more time learning and growing.
In Central Florida, students are offered a variety of sports participation options, including: football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, weightlifting, volleyball, swimming, track and field, and cross-country running.
Field trips were scaled back during the 2020-2021 school year but athletics came back in full swing. Not only were the students able to enjoy their chosen sports, but several were also able to qualify for scholarships.
What the Osceola District did different was to hire a company that provides a School Bus Software that is capable of effectively organizing the workflows of an entire transportation operation in one single platform, eliminating the drudgery of repetitive data entry and increasing overall performance. Motorcoach operations are also easier, more accurate and more efficient utilizing a charter bus software. A district spokesperson revealed that the extremely slow process to set up a field trip or athletic trip used to take up to a month due to all the paper forms that had to be filled out correctly and passed around to the proper channels for approval. It has really gone down from thirty to three days to get a field trip approved.
Student transportation is the largest mass transit system in the United States — a $28 billion industry — and for most districts, it's the second-largest budget item after teacher’s salaries.
In Florida, companies like busHive provides a school management system that expertly handles charter and driver management, dispatch processes, school bus distribution, customer invoicing and driver payroll making it the ultimate platform for everyday school bus contractor procedures. Companies like this, will continue to have success while helping the public and private sectors become more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods, and contractors should get on-board quickly. It’s all a matter of getting things done. By that we mean, well done.
One the same token, at Garzor, we also understand that in Florida it's hard to find the right commercial auto insurance company that is most competitive with your type of transportation business. Not only our agents can find a commercial vehicle insurance policy that suits your company's needs, but we will be able to assist you with aspects of your business like property coverage or workers compensation, and be able to save, including business general liability coverage in Florida as well as Georgia, Texas, and now many other states across the U.S.A. If you have questions about business insurance, or any other commercial insurance aspects, please do not hesitate to visit us online at Garzor Insurance, or you may want to call us directly at (321) 206-8035.
Yaralyn Diaz, CSR
Commercial Lines CSR