Is Predictive Analytics Really a Magic Wand?

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I recently attended the School Transportation News annual convention in Reno, NV. I was surprised to hear the buzz around telematics and ‘Predictive Analytics’ – promising millions of dollars in savings to customers. For those of you who have not heard the term, here is the simple definition of Predictive Analytics. “Predictive analytics is the practice of extracting information from existing datasets in order to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends” (Source)   But my intent in this article is not to make you an expert on Predictive Analytics (I will defer that for my future articles). I am […]

5 Processes to Improve School Bus Reliability

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Whether it’s 110-degrees of scorching heat in the summer or minus 20-degrees in the winter, we all expect our school buses to show up on time every day. I can say that from personal experience as I send my two kids to school every morning. When it comes to our kids, even 5 minutes of extra wait time can be gruesome. Now, most people may not understand what it takes for the bus to show up at the right stop at the right time. There are approximately 500,000 school buses running every day carrying more than 24 million children from home to […]