Bus/Vehicle Purchasing and GPS Systems

Questions about bus bids or purchases, contact Kelly Rocco at 216-447-3100, ext. 6101.


 

BUS PURCHASING PROGRAM

Annually, school districts purchase over 100 buses through the OSC Bus Purchasing Program. Semi-annually, in the spring and fall, the OSC develops specifications, advertises, bids and analyzes bus and vehicle bids for school districts.  Districts select and award bids based upon their specific needs. The OSC Bus Purchasing Program provides its members with savings of up to $1,500 per unit purchased, not to mention the savings in administrative time and the cost of legal notices. OSC committee members develop the specifications, and the OSC places the legal advertisement, opens the bids and provides each district with an individualized school bus/school vehicle bid summary, ready for board action.

 


 

Need to keep track of your new bus? We have a program for that, too! Our partners at Zonar can provide GPS units for school buses and other district vehicles to help locate vehicles in real time, track routes, monitor timing of routes and more!

Zonar’s V3 GPS tracking device leads the industry with “high-resolution GPS” data that not only shows the current location of all of your vehicles, but their entire path for every single trip, with all vehicle activity – start, stop, idle, braking, harsh braking, and accessory use – tracked and pinpointed on a map. All GPS data is stored for a full year. All Zonar data is also available via API, for integration with your preferred routing application, maintenance software, accounting system, payroll software, etc. Through the Zonar Connect Android tablet and EVIR inspection technology, drivers can perform fully electronic verified inspections (the only system in the USA that can!), provide accurate student ridership counts, get turn by turn driving directions, complete and file electronic forms and provide electronic driver timecard data. For Student Tracking, Zonar provides the Z Pass, which provides administrators with detailed student ridership information. This information can be used to help find lost students, measure the efficiency of bus routes, and file for Medicaid reimbursements.

For more information, contact James Fantich at james.fantich@zonarsystems.com or (877) 843-3847.

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