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Trip through the driver app of SmartBus

btrack-driverapp

SmartBus is a well-versed school bus management system used to make school journeys safe. It can be used efficiently by parents, school management, and bus driver by using Btrack Parent App, Btrack Manager App, and Btrack Driver App respectively. 

In previous blogs about School Bus Management, we had discussed the SmartBus and Parent app. So today we will buckle up our seats and take a trip through Btrack driver app.

A driver is the most responsible person for students’ security on the bus. Beyond safety, he/she is also responsible for taking students from home to school and again from school to home on time. So, it’s important to make their work easier.

Driver App is designed with the requirement of driver and bus attended. The app is simple and informative to use. It can be easily downloaded from the Google store or app store. The app can be used both on smartphones and tablets.

To begin the trip you will need to login in to the downloaded app with your credentials.

Driver App

The first page appearing on the screen is the Dashboard or Home page of the driver page which is the informative part of the driver app. This page shows four important aspects which are:

  • Map
  • Trip Schedule
  • Create Trip
  • Mark Attendance
school-trip-screen

Map 

As shown in the above image, it describes the location arrival time with the next bus stand route. It will show the detail of the trip. 

The top portion shows the estimated start means the time when you will start the next trip, estimated duration means the time required to complete the trip, and estimated end means the time when you will complete the scheduled trip.

Next is the map view which shows the route to the next location. This helps the driver to know the exact location with the shortest route. 

The last part, tells you about the exact number of students to be picked up during the trip. It also informs about the time delay caused by the trip.

Now when you start the trip, the map will show the upcoming routes along with the students to drop or pick up from the next trip.

Trip Schedule

Below the Map, you will see the Trip schedule. This helps you know about the trips scheduled for the day. As you click on this a new page will open as shown in the below image.

trip-schedule-screen

Here as you see in the image, you will be able to see the days on which the trip needs to be conducted. Then it shows the time you need to follow along with the exact start and end times. It also shows the number of students allocated to your bus on the trip.

Create a trip

Next to Trip scheduled on the Dashboard is Create trip. Clicking on it will take you to a new screen.

create-trip-screen

Here user can create his trip. The map shows the start point of the trip with the green flag. drag the flag to the required start point and then click on Add As Start Point. This will create your Start point.

After this new screen will appear on the screen as shown in the below image.

create-start-trip

You need to select the next point and click on the Add Point to add the place to your trip. Similarly, follow the steps to add the next location. After this, click on End Point to add the last destination of the trip. 

Mark Attendance

This option is only available during the trip. As a student enters the bus, the driver or attendant will be able to take student attendance with the help of the app.

student-attendance-screen

For this two options are available. First is Manual attendance which can be seen in the above image. You only need to click on pickup to mark the attendance of the student who boarded in the bus from the particular location.

The second is QR code scanning.  Here if you want to add the students’ attendance by scanning the QR codes on their ID cards. The app also has an in-built QR code for this task.

Closure

The driver app is an efficient way to help them complete their task on time. Never forget, if his work is easy, he will be able to take care of the students. So, get the Btrack Driver App for your drivers. Be connected with us for our latest updates.