Of the 12,047 buses inspected by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 10,871 are found to have no defects.
One mechanic gives new inspectors a more complete picture of the myriad responsibilities and ever-fluctuating and unpredictable nature of a school bus mechanic’s job.
For the fifth straight year, the school bus contractor’s Adrian location achieves a 100% pass rate on its inspection by Michigan State Police.
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
The school bus contractor’s Ogden operation achieves 100% on its two Utah Highway Patrol inspections for 2016.
Simmons will step down after more than 16 years as the state’s pupil transportation director, a role in which he worked to bolster school bus inspections and driver training.
More than 30 school districts receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety, and efficiency technology hardware.
The company receives a score of 100% from Michigan State Police for its fleet of 25 buses that serve Royal Oak School District.
Technicians and state patrol inspectors agree that clear communication and routine maintenance lower the rate of violations cited during safety inspections.
Note: An earlier version of this story, based on a press release, stated that two of Durham School Services' locations received perfect fleet inspection scores. Although the Ottumwa, Iowa, location received no out-of-service deficiencies, three 30-day cosmetic issues were found.
As troopers inspect buses in the six-county Putnamville region, one school district passes with a 100% initial approval rating.
Fleetio Go is designed to give fleet operations team members instant access to information to collaborate on inspections, maintenance, and other fleet management tasks.
The 2016 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant Program will provide up to $50,000 to contractors for school bus technology hardware.