PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Palm Springs Unified School District (USD) selected Networkfleet 4200 GPS fleet tracking system to improve the district's vehicle utilization, reduce fuel costs, and increase safety. The Palm Springs USD outfitted its fleet of 100 district vehicles, including maintenance and operations, delivery, school vans, and security vehicles, with the fleet tracking system, according to a release from the company.

Palm Springs USD includes sixteen elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools. The system will provide GPS location tracking, including a Web-based management system backed by Networkfleet service and support.

Jim Novak, assistant superintendent business services for the Palm Springs USD, stated that the district's goal was to more effectively manage its fleet while reducing operating costs. It wanted to improve driver safety and increase response times, which made improved fleet utilization imperative, according to the release.