HAFIL (AL Amean – School Transportation Project)
HAFIL Transportation Establishment, part of the Al-Naghi Group, is the
largest transportation company in Saudi Arabia. HAFIL has about 6500 buses, plus
mobile workshops, winches, and ambulance cars, for a total of about 8000
1. The Ministry of Education, in an effort to decrease the time parents
spend driving their daughters to school, asked HAFIL to provide transportation
for schoolgirls in the provinces of Riyadh, Makkah, Qassim and the Eastern
Province. The huge number of both students and pickup points made manual
assignment impossible. Also, parents were afraid to let their daughters ride the
bus without assurance that it would be safe and carefully monitored.
2. During the hajj season, when school is out, HAFIL uses the entire fleet
to serve pilgrims, providing more than 35% of the buses. Because of the vast
number of people involved and the requirement that all buses must reach a
central location in a very short time, the operation is a significant logistical
challenge, requiring meticulous planning and execution.
Motabei devised a comprehensive fleet management and AVL system to address
the several issues involved in both operations. For the school transportation
component, this included:
Gathering all information about pickup points and
students to facilitate automatic assignment based on zipcode , bus capacity and
school start time.
Monitoring all bus events, including route deviations,
speeding, missing stops, etc.
Giving parents online access to bus location and
estimated arrival time, and SMS alert on arrival.
A complete maintenance module to keep buses moving.
Integration with Ministry of Education systems.
The service will be expanded to other regions, and to teachers, during the
next three years.
Our tracking software allows the HAFIL fleet operation team and
supervisory staff to closely monitor the progress of vehicles that operate on a
wide variety of tasks. The system provides HAFIL with the information necessary
to support the daily operations and management of the business now and in the