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BusBoss TRIPpatrol and TomTom Telematics partner to bring real time GPS tracking

BusBoss TRIPpatrol and TomTom Telematics have developed an unparalleled partnership to provide school districts and contractors the latest and greatest in real-time GPS tracking.

Through an integration of BusBoss TRIPpatrol and TomTom Telematics' WEBFLEET fleet management system, you can improve visibility, communication and compliance — and differentiate yourself by offering parents and school administrators a proven technology solution to their safety concerns.


WEBFLEET fleet management system
    • Professional navigation tools for safer and more efficient driving
    • Real-time driver coaching tools
    • The ability to map planned vs. actual paths to ensure route compliance
    • Professional telematics tools that constantly search or more efficient routes within necessary safety parameters
    • Electronic records that provide school districts with proof of safe driving behavior
    • Instant notification when drivers deviate from a route or any other unplanned event occurs
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Question: On what year did NBC began broadcasting in stereo?

Answer: 1985
 
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS


Business of bus routing
District Administration
Parents sometimes call Columbus City Schools in Ohio to complain the bus didn't pick up their child that morning. That's when Steve Simmons, the district's director of pupil transportation, turns to his computer. He pulls up records that tell him where the bus drove that morning, if it exceeded the speed limit, where it stopped, when its door opened, when the lights flashed and how long it idled.
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The case for audio monitoring on school buses
School Bus Fleet
Concern about school safety is at an all-time high, in all corners of the country, and with good reason. Recent events have sadly shown that schools are among the most vulnerable organizations when it comes to security breaches. Thus, it is imperative that more schools adopt a proactive stance and take steps toward enhancing the security and safety of students.
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FUN NEWS


How to keep back-to-school clutter from invading your home
The Huffington Post
Just when you thought the stress of preparing for back to school was over, another aspect of your life begins to go awry: home organization. While the kids are out of the house during the day, there's still time after school for them to make a mess. Homework, school supplies and the like add to the clutter that's already present.
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Recipe Corner:
BBQ Sticky Asian Pork Ribs

Bon Appetit
Paper-thin crepes aren't so fussy. "They're almost simpler than pancakes," says pastry chef Megan Garrelts of Rye in Leawood, Kansas.
Ingredients:
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 cup whole milk
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup cornmeal
• 2 Tbsp. sugar
• 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
• 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided
• Unsalted butter (for skillet)
• 1 ripe pear, cored, thinly sliced
• 4 fresh black Mission figs, quartered
• 2 Tbsp. unsalted, shelled raw pistachios
• Honey (for drizzling)
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Facts about the month of September
  • September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name in English as the number of the month
  • The Anglo-Saxons called September ‘Gerst monath', meaning 'barley month'
  • In any year, no other month ends on the same day as September
  • The only film with 'September' in its title to win an Oscar was One Day In September about the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics
  • In 1752, September had only 19 days in the U.K. as we moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar
  • Shakespeare did not mention the month of September in any of his plays
  • Statistics show September is the only month when share prices are likelier to fall than rise
  • Men are banned from knitting on the island of Jersey during the fishing season months of August and September
  • "My favorite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tell you something" (Groucho Marx)
  • The only U.K. Prime Minister to die in September was the Duke of Wellington in 1852



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