The Wentzville School District Transportation bus fleet was inspected by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on March 22nd and 23rd and was found to have an approval rate of 97 percent for first time presentations. For reference, the statewide average last year was 89.9 percent.
Of the 153 buses presented for inspection, only four minor defects were identified, and repairs, re-inspections and approvals were all received while the MSHP inspection team was still on site.
The 97 percent first-time approval rate should qualify the WSD Transportation Department fleet for the Missouri State Highway Patrol ‘Certificate of Fleet Excellence’ award which is announced each summer following the conclusion of all state-wide school bus inspections.
“Every year the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducts a thorough inspection of our fleet to ensure that our buses meet the state safety standards,” said David Wilson, Director of Transportation for the district. “The inspection results are a true representation of the pride and commitment our fleet maintenance team and driver team put into their jobs each and every day.”
Last year, WSD buses traveled over 1,936,000 miles and safely transported over 10,500 students every school day.