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COVID-19: A Note Regarding Business Hours & Operations

Kansas Truck Equipment and Kansas Truck Mobility are open for business, but we are closely monitoring the situation.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is forcing many companies to shutter their doors and offer alternative ways of servicing their clients.

Currently, we are operating during regular business hours and continue to employ a full staff in our Bus, Truck Equipment, Mobility, Parts, and Service departments.

During these difficult and rapidly changing times, we will look to our national, state, and local authorities to guide next steps if and when they become necessary.

The safety of our customers is important to us. To that end, our staff is deploying rigorous sanitizing practices in all community gathering areas within our facility.

We want you to know we share the collective confusion and frustration of our friends, neighbors, and even employees. Until this global crisis ends, and it will, we want you to remember we are all in this together. If you need us, we’ll be here, because we have been, for over 60 years.

 

 

Benefits of Mobile Video Surveillance

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Safety and cost are a transportation director’s two most important responsibilities. So a solution like mobile video surveillance from REI on school buses offers long-term benefits that far surpass the short-term cost.

1: Provide a safe environment for Students, Drivers and Monitors

A safe environment in student transportation is one that combines responsibility with accountability, and mobile video surveillance can keep drivers and aides accountable to transportation directors and fleet managers. It can also keep students accountable to administrators and parents, allowing administration to address parental concerns in a timely manner.

Inside the bus, video surveillance offers footage over high back seats, something that can’t be done from a rear-view mirror. Students can benefit from the ability of video surveillance to record stop-arm violations and capture license plate information. Video surveillance footage can benefit your school district in many ways, protecting your transportation teams in the process.

2: Minimize Costs

It goes without saying that safety is the most important part of a transportation director or superintendent’s job. But they also must find ways to reduce costs, both in the short-term and the long-term.

Mobile video surveillance on your school bus fleet allows you to monitor the performance of your drivers and aides and spot opportunities for improvement in their performance. Real-time location information can be immensely helpful in improving the efficiency of your drivers, and improve your training, both of which can save on costs such as equipment downtime, fuel costs and overtime cost. Well-trained employees can reduce risks, which can have long-term insurance savings. Another benefit of mobile surveillance is that it can even save on maintenance costs by identifying issues with equipment before they become costly repairs.

3: Reduces Vandalism

We mentioned accountability earlier, and studies have shown that the presence of mobile video surveillance reduces vandalism. That can save further on unnecessary maintenance costs.

Mobile video surveillance on buses creates an environment where drivers and students can feel safer. Parents and administrators can rest easy knowing that drivers aren’t alone in keeping an eye on things.

For your custom quote, call Dave, Dan or Alicia at Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc.
(316) 491-2995 or (866) 948-3849

Wheelchair safety standards on school buses

Transportation directors and fleet managers face increasing pressure to answer the question of wheelchair safety standards on their school buses.  Recent changes in the standards of wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (or WTORS) have added additional considerations to the safe transportation of passengers.  RESNA WC18 is the latest version of industry-accepted crashworthiness evaluation standards. Whether you are a district transportation executive or a parent of a standard that uses wheelchair transportation on buses, it is important to have someone to ask about the equipment necessary to follow these new standards. Read more