School Bus Logistics

Services

Logistics Consulting
+ Support

ROUTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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Route Management Services (RMS) provide your district with complete turn-key routing with a focus on improving customer service to your schools and families. Your route logistics specialist has extensive experience and capabilities so you get top-of-the-line support at a lower cost than in-house. Based on safety and efficiency, RMS reduces overall routes and increases savings—so your routes function at 100%.

What is RMS?

  • Complete, turn-key routing for you and your drivers
  • We build, develop, and manage all routes and student changes
  • We work directly with schools and drivers for quick turnaround
  • Maintenance and upkeep of your current routing software
  • Monthly fee for simple budgeting

As an extension of your team, we offer the following services:

  • Route optimization
  • Fleet analysis
  • Bell time studies
  • Boundary analysis
 
Our goal is to streamline and simplify clients’ routing needs in a way that helps to cut budgets and time.
— Robert Jacobus, CEO + Founder of School Bus Logistics

support

Improve transportation staff productivity through the benefits of onsite support and guidance.

School Start Support
Offsite or onsite support to get students grade advanced and loaded to the new routes. If you're looking for a couple of months' help, we can jump in and get things on the right path.  

Run/Route Creation
We’ll ensure the right data is in place and existing routes will be duplicated as they are currently running. Once all the runs are created, routes can be tied together for turn-by-turn directions.

Data Cleanup and Evaluation
We can help identify areas of old data, such as unused old boundaries, bus stops, runs/routes, and student files that can be archived in order to reduce confusion for school start each year.

Map Updates and Boundary Maintenance
These areas aren’t often thought about and, in many cases, staff forget how to make changes and updates. We can handle all those changes on an as-needed basis.


We were pleased with the open communication from School Bus Logistics. They projected a confidence that let us know we were partnering with the right company and had the support we needed all along the way.
— Louis Garcia, Director of Transportation at Kaneland Community Unit School District 302

Consulting

Evaluate current routes and boundaries to save 10% or more on transportation costs.

              Boundary               Analysis

            Boundary
            
Analysis

Analyzing attendance zones as a result of school closures or openings can have a direct impact on transportation costs. We take student data and apply it to boundary scenarios such as walk zones, attendance areas, and hazard boundaries. Some examples of boundary analysis are:

  • Increasing walk zones to reduce transportation costs
  • Balancing enrollment areas due to increased attendance
  • Shifting grade levels at buildings

 

                 Route          Optimization

               Route
         Optimization

As student population increases or decreases, routes should be evaluated to make sure routes are running efficiently and are cost effective. Stops and runs can be evaluated by ridership to see if they can be combined to reduce cost. Some examples are listed below:

  • Stop optimization to reduce transportation costs
  • Balance loads on runs/routes to reduce transportation costs
  • Balance routes due to boundary or bell changes

 

               Bell Time               Studies

             Bell Time
              Studies

Changing bell times can impact routing and costs—for the better. We analyze how moving start times or going to a two- or three-bell schedule would impact your bottom line.