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A dispatch phone system built for transportation services

Being able to work anywhere and anytime is now a necessary part of everyday work life. The Covid19 pandemic accelerated this trend with the mandate of staff working from home but now some organizations have found long-term advantages with this approach and are keeping some of these practices intact. Higher staff productivity because of lack…
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Using driverless vehicles for people that cant drive

Going on a budget vacation can be a delicate juggling act between spending on hotels, meals, entertainment, and transportation. In my case, transportation usually is a low priority, and given the choice between a low-end economy rental car and a more expensive one I would usually prefer the cheaper of the two options. On a…
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Challenges and opportunities for faith-based transportation services

Faith-based organizations provide essential services to communities large and small across North America.  Shining examples of such organizations are Jewish family services, Catholic Charities, Lutheran family services, Methodist family services, Latter Day Saints, and many others. Their core purpose is to provide human-care services that empower children, adults, and families to improve their lives. One…
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Fixed route bus, van and sedan routing for Adult Day Care, Senior Centers, Recreation Centers and Community Transportation Programs

  Organizations that need to transport clients can have very specialized and nuanced ways to provide and schedule that transportation. Typically a 10-12 person bus, 4-6 passenger van, or 2-3 passenger sedans are part of their transportation program. Some typical models of transportation using such vehicles would include: -transporting many clients from one central location…
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Managing taxi services as part of your transportation program

  Transportation programs that provide rides to the elderly, special needs, and disabled community have a variety of potential ways to provide those rides. Options include volunteer drivers that use their vehicles, in-house owned vehicles such as buses/vans/sedans, Uber/Lyft ride-hailing services, or taxi services. The cost of these transportation options varies significantly from volunteer drivers…
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Don’t wait too long for you drivers to update their insurance cards

In 2018, 6% of all car insurance policyholders had a claim in the US. This was a total of 6.7, million claims with 1.9M being bodily injury claims and 4.8M being property damage claims. These facts can be a liability nightmare for organizations providing transportation for the special needs, disabled and elderly community. But it…
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Don’t let gas prices kick your a**

Americans under 40 are witnessing the highest inflation of their lifetimes. Not since the early 1980s have fuel prices risen as fast as they have over the last 12 months. This not only affects in-house owned vehicle fuel costs but also any drivers that you use for transportation services. Doing more with less is not…
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Attracting and retaining volunteer drivers

Scrooge might not have been the most ideal volunteer of his time.  He was frugal, cheap, and impatient. But like Scrooge, today’s modern volunteers are also struggling with the demands of their time and their wallets. With gas prices high and extra time a luxury, can you get the most from your volunteers while respecting…
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