Author Archives for Sam Lehnert

Eight Tips for School Bus Stop Safety

November 21, 2019 3:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After attending the NAPT conference recently in Columbus, Ohio and specifically the Illegal-Passing Panel Discussion event, I noticed some valuable tips that may be a nice reminder or great new information for the majority of school districts that weren’t represented there. Here are some of the tips I walked away with: 1. Use Curbside Pickup When Necessary While curbside pickup can be expensive and add precious time to routes, it may be necessary. Do it when a route has a dangerous stop without an adequate nearby area to move to a safe stop. The other condition that factors in is the speed of traffic. Usually only 55 MPH or faster zones would require this. Instead of forcing a child to cross the street or walk a considerable distance on the roadside, curbside pickup may be needed.   2. Evaluate Routes and Run Them Before School Starts and After I know, most of you do this already, but if not, you should! If you have your drivers run their routes before school starts, they can identify areas of concern to you. When they do that, you can review if a stop needs to be moved or another adjustment needs to be made...

Read More

Warranties: Not All Are Created Equal

April 23, 2019 6:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Finding a company that backs its products with a great warranty is important. Here are some key tips on what to look for in a warranty to ensure you get the best possible coverage for your products. Warranties can play a crucial role in the evaluation of vendor options for purchasing camera systems for your vehicles. While you might look at two companies that seem to be offering similar warranties for their products and consider them equal, the problem is that not all warranties are created equal. There are far too many horror stories from frustrated customers who were promised the best warranty in the industry, only to find out they don’t have the coverage they thought they were signing up for. It isn’t uncommon for a company to advertise a 10-year warranty, yet have only a single component of their system covered for that long. While “technically” not a lie, it is quite misleading. There are also a host of aspects other than length that make some warranties much better than others.  To help you navigate the confusing task of finding the best warranty possible, here are a few key things to evaluate when looking at warranties for camera...

Read More