The Driver App is the latest add in Optibus‘s offer. The native mobile app and web tool is designed to improve communication between drivers and the depot. Integrated with Optibus Operations, the tech company says the Driver App was designed in partnership with drivers, for drivers, offering a single space for digitizing and centralizing depot-driver communications and work information.

Optibus Driver App “provides a professional, virtual space that connects drivers, depots, and documents – from anywhere – and enables quick and efficient communication about service changes, HR requests, and driver work preferences. It’s one step forward in making driving an easier job”, company states.

Optibus launches Driver App

A design partner for the Driver App, T.S.T. – Transportes Sul do Tejo, S.A. in Portugal is one of the early adopters of the solution and has already launched it in their operations. 

The Optibus Driver App gives dispatchers, allocators, and depots a range of abilities, including – in the words of the supplier:

  • Help drivers prepare better for their shift: Give drivers all the pre-shift information they need to start their work day, when they need it.
  • Alert drivers in real-time: Communicate faster with drivers about shift changes, giving them more control over their day. 
  • Create lifestyle rosters: Account for drivers’ unique needs when creating assignments.
  • Digitize and centralize information: Get organized and go paperless by digitizing physical paperwork and storing all schedules, timesheets, and work history in one user-friendly digital space, accessible from anywhere. 
  • Enable remote sign-ons: Save drivers time by moving from in-depot sign-ons that require extra travel to remote sign-ons via the app.
  • Balance driver needs with operational goals: Customize shift settings to align drivers’ work preferences with depot requirements and business KPIs.
  • Integrate the app into operational processes: The Driver App communicates with payroll and HR systems, preventing operational disruptions.
  • Make data-driven decisions: The Driver App connects to Optibus Operations so users can assess how shifts impact costs, efficiency, and overall operations and make data-driven decisions that improve resource management and operational outcomes.

Optibus Driver App: putting innovation in the hands of drivers

“The Driver App marks a significant milestone in our journey to empower the people who power public transportation. By putting innovation in the hands of drivers, the Driver App helps create an excellent driver work experience and ensure a strong workforce for passengers. We are excited to see the positive impact that this technology will have on drivers and depots worldwide,” said Amos Haggiag, CEO and co-founder of Optibus.

“We have received very positive feedback from our drivers about the Optibus Driver App. When we started using the app with a test group of drivers, the other drivers could not wait to also have access to it. The user stats show that drivers are using the app every day. Additionally, our schedulers and our controllers are also requesting it, as it reduces the number of calls and queries they receive from drivers, since drivers can see all the information they need on the app. All around, the Driver App is making the work experience better and more organized for everyone,” said Duarte Cunha, Planning and Operations Manager at TST.


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